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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    That barrel is interesting. Looks like was recently turned over. It seems to be wet by one of the bands, but the water seems to be running the wrong way.

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    Also the bands seem to have been moved at somepoint in time, perhaps as the barrel aged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    That barrel is interesting. Looks like was recently turned over. It seems to be wet by one of the bands, but the water seems to be running the wrong way.

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    Also the bands seem to have been moved at somepoint in time, perhaps as the barrel aged.

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    Good observation. I never noticed.

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    Threshing crew. Hungary, 1910.

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    Always wonder how they drop hull lines building big boats outdoors, not to mention rolling it over afterward.
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    I wonder those things also. All of those old skills are or have already died off along with those who knew how to do it. I am sure, if we had to, we could figure it out. Only thing is, we would just get the laser out and shoot it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    ... not to mention rolling it over afterward.
    Why would they need to roll the hull over?

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    John Lennons first band was bigger than I imagined..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    Why would they need to roll the hull over?
    Many boats, at least smaller wood boats, are framed and planking begins upside down. I am guessing that one is 100 feet long, I doubt it was flipped. Too much risk of breaking it.

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