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  1. Thanks Steven. @ chuck: I'am glad there are quite a few experts on this forum. Unfortunately I'am a chemist not a historian. One more tip - in "middle low german" the word "kraweel" was commonly used, especially in the period of the hanseatic league. "Krewaal" was used also, but it is less common. Another point: The phrase "hanseatic cog" (Hansekogge) is often used in common language as an generic term for all types of ships of this era. Götz
  2. Thanks Steven and druxey and the others for all the likes. Hopefully the next update will go a little faster, but there's only 24h a day. Götz
  3. After a few month of silence, here's another update. Finished the rails on the forecastle. Next were the two ladders. I did not take pictures of the work in progress, sorry. Small parts will be next.
  4. A really good approach. 👍 Your build log ist full of smart ideas like this. Greetings, Götz
  5. Hi Steven, I think you are right. A major problem in academic research is indeed, that some people often do not accept any new aspect or ideas, etc. Often these are the "old masters". It seems to me this can become a problem at a certain stage of their reputation, when some researchers think they are in general superior to others. Can also be a problem of getting "mentally old" (not physical). This can be frustrating, especially for young researchers starting their academic career. Götz
  6. Happy new year everyone! An unusual update (in order to avoid someones deleting my log for inactivity...): At the moment my spare time goes into cabinet making. I have to finish some projects at home. Here's a shelf rack for music sheets: I like working with hand tools - like my grandfather did, he was an organ builder. The "downside" is a slower progress. During the next weeks I have to finish some woodworking in the kitchen... and then "back to the shipyard". So long, Götz
  7. Hello everyone, time for a "micro-update" or just a proof that this log is still alive. Didn't habe much time for working in the shipyard. I've finished the stancions for the reling of the forecastle. Quite a lot of work filing each piece by hand. Also had to make an inlet for my router. Quite time consuming, but every piece is in one box now. That's it for today. Götz
  8. Hello Everyone, it's time for a small update. Finished the deck planking of the forcastle. Work keeps me quite busy. And my wife has a lot of things to do for me around the house. This will result in a significant reduction of "ship-modelling-time-amount". Sorry for the bad quality of the photo. My camera does not work properly, don't know why.
  9. Nice work Nils. Your hand plane looks interesting. I'am using different sizes of hand planes for woodworking at home, and also for ship modelling. It's essential that you keep the blade sharp - very sharp. Using a simple waterstone gives good results. As your plane has no mouth, it may happen that you cut all the way through the wood. Veritas or Lee Nielsen have good hand planes (also small ones, good for modelling), but they are far to expensive in Germany. Maybe you look at "dictum.de" or "feinewerkzeuge.de" for more information. Grüße in den Kreis Stormarn Götz
  10. Hello everyone! Time for the next update. Rope Coils underneath the forecastle deck were finished, Planking of the forecastle deck can be started now. Railing of the rear castle finished. Made from square stock (swiss pear) and walnut. A tedious work making them all fit properly. Here's an overall view. It looks more and more like a ship That's all folks (my son was watching woody w. on TV)..., Götz
  11. thanks Steven, and everone for all the "linkes". My skills are improving during this build. It will help making the next ship model a lot better. Thanks for following, Götz
  12. being silent for a while, here's another view of the forecastle. Some further detailling and planking in progress. Installing the ropes for the anchors, the upper deck is ready for planking. During the last month I've made a board for my chisels and improved my workshop a little. Thus making working easier, it also reduced the time for ship modelling.

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