Preparing the Oseberg stern
27 July 2010: Work has also commenced on preparing the Oseberg stern for carving. A suitable piece of oak found in Denmark has been roughly formed before the final shaping begins, based on the accurate template.
"It is our ultimate goal that the new Oseberg Ship will be as close to the original as humanly possible,” says boat builder Geir Røvik.
The process was recorded on film by Bellwether Media from London, working on assignment for National Geographic Channel.
The stern: Boat builder Geir Røvik (left) and Viking tool expert Thomas Finderup explain the work to be done on the stern to photographer Carls Duarte and producer Malcolm Neaum. (Photo: E.C. Erlingsen)