Here are a few shots we took a few months back and we wanted to give you a inside look at how we obtain the materials of which we work. It’s not always that we take this method of salvaging a shipwreck, often we purchase reclaimed materials from various lumber yards scattered around Java, but when chances such as this arise we generally pounce.
To be completely honest, salvaging a shipwreck from the shoreline is not always the most economical way of obtaining material, being the main factor why many other makers take other options, because it can really go either way. For instance, we only have a vague idea of the dimensions of the material and the species of wood held inside. There is always a chance that a percentage of material is unusable when a vestal is buried in sand 1/3 of the way up the hull.