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.