Ogura Pond Boat (巨椋池舟) in 1/10 Scale – Part 2

Finally getting back to some Japanese boat projects, I’m actually playing a bit of catch-up with the blogging. Here’s more on the Ogura pond boat model, based on the research of Mr. Tomohiko Ogawa.

Wasen Mokei 和船模型

I’d been making progress on the Ogura Pond Boat up through the month of March, but I hadn’t posted very much information about it here. Last I posted was back in January. At that time, I had glued up the three boards that make up the shiki, or bottom plate of the boat. Next is to shape the shiki, which is really quite easy the way I’m building these models. It simply requires printing out a portion of the drawings I’m using.

In this drawing, you’ll notice that I’ve marked out the mortises as well. This was something that was not on the original drawings, but I could see some of them in Ogawa-san’s photos. As I mentioned in my last post, what’s special here is that the mortises clearly aren’t perpendicular with the edges of the planks. This is something I’ve never seen this before, except where an…

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