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Oak from HMS Victory

Postby Sojourner » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:02 pm

I'm not sure if this is of relevance, or interest, but this cradle and letter rack were made from oak removed from Victory during the restoration. The cradle was made for a real,full size occupant (!) using (I think) a wedge from a keel scarf joint - it weighed about 30 kilos.(the wedge, not the baby :lol: )
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Re: Oak from HMS Victory

Postby Mark » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:09 am

Lovely bits of furniture !! Is it your own handy work ?

I've moved it to the 1:1 scale section which is more appropriate.
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Re: Oak from HMS Victory

Postby Sojourner » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:25 am

Mark wrote:Lovely bits of furniture !! Is it your own handy work ?

I've moved it to the 1:1 scale section which is more appropriate.


Thanks, Mark. Yes, all my own work.
It was quite an interesting project, making articles from the original oak, everything from small carved "ship's cats" to large dining tables (not all by me! I made the one cradle, and about 20 desk letter racks, some of which went to high ranking naval officers) It was set up in 2003 in the build up to the bicentenary of Trafalgar.
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