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by CeDeBe
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How did medieval people imagine clothing of earlier eras?
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Its good to see those gentlemen are being decent and not exposing any bare flesh on their arms, legs and torsos!
by CeDeBe
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 24573

Hi Medicus Matt

While not wanting [duck] to get caught in the [dodge] S/Storm may I zip in [drop] and ask about your [arggh] Glue recipe please?

Cheers

Boyd
by CeDeBe
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wrapped sword belt
Replies: 25
Views: 2854

I cheated when I did this (yes, yes, sorry, sorry) I recycled an old rein from a bridle and did two of these knots on my long sword. It worked very nicely though! B^D

Cheers

Boyd
by CeDeBe
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Barbed spears
Replies: 10
Views: 4391

could it be a lazy way of adding a weight saving fuller on the forge?

What the estimated dates are those 's' spear heads from?
by CeDeBe
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Best thing to do with a steak
Replies: 13
Views: 3322

Do you know any Mongolian re-enactors? They could tenderise it for you under their saddles? I'm sure the horse sweat can only add to the flavour!
by CeDeBe
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: LH Smoke-house
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

I don't know of any period images but I have had success with a smoke tripod (aka tipee :shock: ). The cooking tripod I have when wrapped in a canvas works well for smoking however you have to have a hole dug in the ground for the fire, just a foot or so to limit the oxygen... but you will already k...
by CeDeBe
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making hose
Replies: 21
Views: 3080

Yes, I'll second - Does anyone have a name to go with their wool suggestion at all? We had a lady down under weave some hose material (based on an average thread count from period finds) and woven by hand (in worsted wool) the style the finds were woven in, and this was unbelievably stretchy! It str...
by CeDeBe
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Fluffy Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Thanks Mark, I'd wondered about the length of the pile in the fibres!

Cheers
by CeDeBe
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fluffy Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Fluffy Question

Hi All This may be a daft question that may be common knowledge to you mother country types but here goes; Would poplar tree seed fluff have been collected and used at all? From the stuff I've seen and handled it's light, soft and seems like cotton. Could this have been used for stuffing in padded g...
by CeDeBe
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: dyeing leather black
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Hiya - The recipes are in the 1100-1500 section Sticky: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes. I have had some success with this 10 day process: Boil your iron (In my case an old steelo pot scrub!) in cider vinger and leave it to cool. repeat twice again at 5 day intervals, leave to cool...
by CeDeBe
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: ALUM - A question for Tanners, Dyers, and Painters
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Thanks for your help!
by CeDeBe
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sugar Cones
Replies: 20
Views: 5160

Sugar cones and salt cones

I read that salt cones were formed in ceramic cones that were then broken to remove the salt. Perhaps the sugar cones were formed in the same way?
by CeDeBe
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: ALUM - A question for Tanners, Dyers, and Painters
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

ALUM - A question for Tanners, Dyers, and Painters

Hi all, I'm trying to find provinance for the use of Alum Tawing in Europe. From what I've read most of W/Europe imported Alum from the Middle East and did so until the founding of an alum factory in Naples in 1248ce. Also the use of calcination of shale in England has a debatable beginning. Either ...
by CeDeBe
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: protecting armour from rust
Replies: 18
Views: 3438

protecting armour from rust

Adding to Gregory 23's post:

Leave metal in the sun until feels noticably warm - add raw linseed oil then leave in the open under the sun, will dry with a faint yellow tinge (is sticky untill completely dry)
Like a cheap varnish really!
by CeDeBe
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Out Of interest... Thread Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Thanks for your responses! I feel sufficiently armed to defend myself from rampaging athenticrats! Could I safely assume that when purchasing fabric in the future, I should be looking for "modern" fine weaving to approximate "pre modern" medium weaving? (if that makes sense?) Dear Anne The Pedlar I'...
by CeDeBe
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Out Of interest... Thread Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Out Of interest... Thread Counts

While reading many of the posts, I find reference to the term 'thread counts' often accompanied by the 'A' word. Is this a level that all, most, or some people, try to attain? Is anyone able to provide links, reference or resource titles, so I can find out more about appropriate thread counts for la...