Maritime Rudder Head
Baroque CNC Reproduction for Poole Museum and The Heritage Lottery Fund.
Baroque CNC Reproduction for Poole Museum and The Heritage Lottery Fund. A Heritage Reproduction from the Swash Channel Wreck Poole Harbour of a Dutch Maritime Figure Head.
The replica was supplied to one of the UKs most prestigious maritime Museums and funded by the National Heritage. The Replica was of a rudder head, over 400 years old total of 6 oak blocks were. The CNC machines produced form the scan with minimal hand finishing using a very fine step over, some minor pin point detail was lost and had to be hand carved. TO read more about the replication on the BBC website go to:
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Salvaged items from a 17th Century merchant vessel shipwrecked off the Dorset coast have gone on display. The so-called Swash Channel Wreck was found in a sand and shingle bank outside Poole Harbour after the bank was struck by a dredger in 1990.
Items including a carved merman and a replica of the rudder are among the highlights of the exhibition being held at Poole Museum.
Little is still known about the name and origins of the vessel and its crew.