Daily Archives: July 4, 2020

Building a Tenma-Zukuri Chabune (伝間造茶船) – Part 5 – Final

Yes, I am capable of finishing a project. I’ve just been a bit burned out on traditional western ship models and have been spending more time on my Japanese boats lately.

Also, in general, the Covid-19 social separation seems to be getting to me, and I’ve been finding it harder to keep motivated on my project these days. But, I’m doing what I can and today, finally got around to updating my blogs a little.

Hope everyone out there is coping well!

Wasen Mokei 和船模型

First off, my apologies for taking so long to post an update on this project. The Tenma-zukuri Chabune is actually done. It sat for a long time with all the construction work done, needing only the coppering detail. I finally got the nerve to get back to it and it is now finished. But, when I last posted, there was still work to do, so let me take a step back to go over what was done.

Last we left off, the nail mortises had been cut and I was ready to add the decks at the bow and stern, or the omote and the tomo.

I don’t know if the boards that make up these decks were removable. Underneath, I left the ends open, so things could be tucked in there for storage, but only for smaller things, as the support posts of the beams cut the openings in half…

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