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Cordage: Testing the use of yew withies on a Bronze Age sewn plank boat.
As part of the ongoing research theme of cordage, Tom Monrad Hansen explored the use and strength (with the engineering department at the University of Exeter) of withies made from Yew. Tom tested and created the withies (twisted and untwisted) that were used in theof a sewn plank (part of a joint experimental and community project between the University of Exeter and The National Maritime , Falmouth). The withies were countersunk in the keel-plank and outer-bottom planks to protect them from damage.
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