timboat Posted August 30, 2016 Share #1 Posted August 30, 2016 I'm making a 3d model of a British 6th rate ship circa 1720 and I have a question regarding the locations where trunnels were used verse iron/bronze nails. I know all (?) exterior planks were fasten to the frames by trunnels. Was there anything fasten on the outside using iron/bronze nails? Were the interior planks also fasten to the frames using trunnels? Were the deck planking fasten to the deck beams using trunnels or iron/bronze nails? I know the knees were fasten using large iron/bronze bolts. Where else were the iron/bronze bolts used to fasten stuff? Speaking of "iron/bronze" bolts, what's the difference between iron bolts and bronze bolts? Was it distinctive of different periods, areas of the ship, nationality, .etc? I'm sure the keel was fasten together using iron/bronze bolts. Is it safe to assume these were capped with false trunnels? I know this is a lot of questions, but it seems there's just isn't a one stop place for all the answers. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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