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by RICHARD.D46
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Stitching question
Replies: 4
Views: 5720

Re: Stitching question

One copy winging its way towards me courtesy of Amazon :-)
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Stitching question
Replies: 4
Views: 5720

Re: Stitching question

Thanks for the link........I'll have a look
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Stitching question
Replies: 4
Views: 5720

Re: Stitching question

Here's another......showing the side a little clearer........
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Stitching question
Replies: 4
Views: 5720

Stitching question

I do the odd bit of leather work when the mood takes me........embossing,carving,tooling......and stitching things together.I've done quite a few pouches that folk have asked me for......usually copied from a picture that I get given.........however,my question is this.Does anyone have a link to pri...
by RICHARD.D46
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My latest bodkin......
Replies: 0
Views: 1962

My latest bodkin......

On the left is one by a certain Mr Cole..........and very nice it is too...............and on the right is my version of it made in my forge. I haven't had chance to do many recently as I've been snowed under doing leather 'stuff' for various folk..........but will be doing some more in the coming m...
by RICHARD.D46
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: At the Leicester gravesite dig last month
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Re: At the Leicester gravesite dig last month

Entertaining the crowds while they wait to see 'the hole'..........
by RICHARD.D46
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: At the Leicester gravesite dig last month
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

At the Leicester gravesite dig last month

............and yes...........I'm still wearing tall boots...........
by RICHARD.D46
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 6395

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

PS..............I saw some one this weekend walking into the arena at Overstone..........supposed to be some sort of medieval type...........wearing DM type boots....

so.........by comparison........I think I'm pretty bullet proof really
by RICHARD.D46
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 6395

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

Only just logged on again since my pic was posted.............what a response..........he he he he........ I like my boots.....end of..... I have an imaginary horse,just out of shot.......actually I can ride rather well strangely enough,although I haven't been in the saddle in a while,I was just lea...
by RICHARD.D46
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 6395

2012 Bosworth.......... April

My latest incarnation
by RICHARD.D46
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: Bodkins........and things

My latest effort..........next to one of Hector Coles
by RICHARD.D46
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5855

Re: help with brigandine nails

You could try copper roofing nails.B + Q sell these cheap enough,they can be easily cut to the required length,and, due to the nature of copper are really easy to peen over(washers are useful,but as has been said,you can get by without).I 've got some that I 've used for something similar and found ...
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sourcing Veg-Tanned Leather
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Re: WTB: Veg-Tanned Leather

That's the one...........
by RICHARD.D46
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sourcing Veg-Tanned Leather
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Re: WTB: Veg-Tanned Leather

There's a small back street shop in Matlock ,Derbyshire who sell veg tan and anything else associated with leatherwork.I've dealt with them a few times and they're very friendly......even got a cup of coffee last time I went.I can't for the life of me remember the name,I know they have a website but...
by RICHARD.D46
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: Bodkins........and things

Thankyou.....
by RICHARD.D46
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: Bodkins........and things

And here's a close up of a of a quiver recently knocked together for my crossbow bolts........
by RICHARD.D46
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Bodkins........and things

Thought I'd just put a pic up of my attempts so far.........I've only been doing them since the end of April.The big one at the bottom was my first attempt.........they're taking shape steadily.........another month or so and I'll have it cracked I reckon
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

Cheers.........

I'll be puting some more pics up soon
by RICHARD.D46
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

Cheers dude......I haven't made any more bolts as of yet.........since I got me forge set up I've been busy practicing making arrow heads...........just not enough hours in the day to get everything fitted in......I've been collecting all the materials needed for doing an archers style brig too........
by RICHARD.D46
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for archers...........
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

Re: A question for archers...........

The thought crossed my mind,when someone asked me what arrow heads are made from........... I've got a forge........and I've started making arrow heads........so far I've just about mastered bodkins..........it's took since easter,just doing it weekends,but I'm getting better all the time.I've watch...
by RICHARD.D46
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for archers...........
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

Re: A question for archers...........

Thank you..........that'll keep me busy for a while.........

Richard
by RICHARD.D46
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

Ayup..........yep,nice chatting with you too.Did you find another group,or are you still on the hunt?
by RICHARD.D46
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for archers...........
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

A question for archers...........

Has anyone got any info,or possibly, be able to point me in the right direction to gather information regarding steel in arrowheads from 14th to 15th centuries................I've been trying to find articles via Google, but it's a bit hit and miss........or..........any wisdom to be imparted on sai...
by RICHARD.D46
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

Ha ha ha........yes, a little..........I've got to look into altering them somehow..........they'll possibly be better when I get round to putting some supports in the holes to attach to some where around my waist area.........I keep meaning to do it.......and never getting round to it
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

Ha ha.......cheers........I couldn't bring myself to put it down all weekend.......
by RICHARD.D46
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Me at Bosworth this Easter

It was proving very difficult for me to be separated from my new toy......(crossbow by Tods stuff)

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