FEBRUARY 20, 1998


Andre Cruse is a Journeyman Carpenter
from Eastern Germany who worked on Duyfken
for a week and fitted the knee which he is sitting beside.


The planks are bent to shape
over an open fire ...


...and fitted while still hot


More and more top futtocks extend
the shape of the ship upwards


As the frames go up the
planking continues


Progress as of late February,
from the aft quarter


The planks are fastened in place with wooden pins
that shipwrights call treenails or trunnels.
Wedges are driven into the ends
of the trunnels so that they hold strongly.