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Asgard

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The Asgard is a gaff rigged yacht built around 1908 in Norway for Erskine Childers, English MP and Irish Nationalist executed during the Irish Civil War.  The ship was used to run guns into Howth, Ireland in response to the arming of Unionists in 1914.  I became interested in the ship because it was a local legend in Howth, where I lived for a few years.  I drew up some crude plans from photos I found on line.I carved the hull out of Basswood

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Decking, gunwale and cockpit built with coffee stirrers

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Bowsprit, cabin, hatches and helm fashioned and painted

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Mizzen mast rigged.  I tried making hinges to attach the gaff and boom, and it worked fairly well so far, but doesn't look particularly authentic

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Main mast rigged.  I used Thread blocks for the first time, and I'm liking them!

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A little more work on the hull,  I'm using painted wire loops as places to attach the shrouds.  Not entirely convinced of that yet.

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As a beginner, I'm always looking for constructive criticism and ways I can improve, so please don't be shy!

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