This is the upper part of the marquee with Trevor and Rachel hewing away.
Trevor is making the central base planks, he is very keen on this sort of regulated fluting which appears in some areas on some bronze age woodwork, sadly few very clear toolmarks survive on the original boat after conservation.
Proud hewer with his hewn surfaces.
and in the lower marquee I am working on the lower side planks or iles, this is the outer surface.
This is the moment we first brought the base timbers together and suddenly it began to look like the original in the museum. There were still very large gaps though to be taken up by steaming the planks and pulling them in together.
Happy team at the end of a long day
We even passed inspection by the local constabulary.