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Oseberg by Davemc - Billing Boats

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Having completed HMS Cruiser and HMS Snake I decided I needed a break from Rigging😕 and having seen Jack P's build log I have decided to try the Oseberg. After an initial confusion at finding that the laser cut frames were arranged in a different pattern to the diagram in the plans I have set to it and started the keel.


I have decided to stain the wood dark mahogany and have stained the frame and planks with two initial coats.  I have mahogany veneer to cover exposed plywood edges, but otherwise will be using the wood supplied


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Attached is the diagram in the Oseberg manual, which I found different from the materials supplied, two separate pieces arranged in a different way, fortunately I soon realised the symmetry of the construction and was easily able to work out the position of each frame.




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I gather that I will have to drill the oar holes in the top plank using the plans as a template, any hints on doing this without causing damage would be appreciated!

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Sides just about completed, now the decision as to how to work the bow & stern.

I think it will be trial and hopefully not too much error, I intend taking down the layers of ply on the boat itself rather than the scroll work, but the final decision will have to wait until I have completed the removal of the first layer.

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