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by Saint Egregious
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

Made this from bamboo I did. Loverly strong and sharp this fid.


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by Saint Egregious
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9049

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Interesting video. Anyone know when the earliest tinderbox came about? Other than dogs with eyes as big as saucers.. I have no primary documentation on this, but I would say at least as far back as the middle ages in Europe. Even in the 18th century some tinderboxes being used were still made of wo...
by Saint Egregious
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Early colonial finds.
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: Early colonial finds.

Yes Mr.Grymm, some of those artefacts are extremely loverly are they not? I have saved many photos from that group directly to my shop bench putor for those long winter nights. I can see reproducing quite a few of those long forgotten gems. Should be quite a lot of fun. Might have a go at that smoke...
by Saint Egregious
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9049

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

Yet more....you asked for it. http://england.prm.ox.ac.uk/englishness-Balfour-and-technology-Firemaking.html http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/fire.html http://www.primalconnection.com/ http://www.primitiveways.com/marcasite%20and%20flint.html Yes I had to....simply could not resist. You did bring it up after...
by Saint Egregious
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Early colonial finds.
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Early colonial finds.

A very nice collection of frog and redskin finds. Well photographed too! Start down loading!

http://www.bobsphotogallery.com/gallery ... ?g2_page=1
by Saint Egregious
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9049

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

To my mind there are no 'bad thought experiments' when it comes to exploding something in the name of science and experimentation. If an object is just sitting there all frustrated and bothered like, having all that pent up Potential energy inside it and no way of letting it off, why not give it a h...
by Saint Egregious
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9049

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

Would birch bark work as well in a firepiston do you think?


(Rubbing two Boy Scouts together does not work but if you try rubbing one of them with a Girl Guide things do get a little warmer!)


Is there a badge for that?
by Saint Egregious
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

I thought LARPers were brought to us by the same evil twisted laboratory that gave us small annoying yappy rat dogs and poodles. Well well, who would have thought, LARPers in tartan trews indiscriminately seeded here and there all over the planet by aliens. Likely they were just purging the ships bi...
by Saint Egregious
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9049

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

Yes Mr.Grymm is defiantly a most cunning and evil genius of the highest degree. It is no wonder he is master of all the universe and pastry chef to the all powerful great Gozer the Gozerian! No, do not trifle with Mr.Grymm if you know what is best for you.
by Saint Egregious
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9049

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

A fire piston. You are evil Mr.Grymm......now I have to make one.
by Saint Egregious
Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Do you think it proof of Alien intervention? After all, the Aliens downed Tunguska meteorite to protect our planet from devastation ( http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/24-03-2008/104631-tunguska_meteorite-0/ ), so perhaps this might explain the mysteriousness of the Todmeister! And it is a ...
by Saint Egregious
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Now that is a great relief! Mind bleach is very hard on the cerebral cortex you know. Plays hell with the memory, attention and especially the perceptual awareness functions. Just try and ride your bike after a good mind bleaching! It's very sad day for the trash bins on my street let me tell you! S...
by Saint Egregious
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Interesting. What, you like the idea of wearing those silk petticoat breeches like wot later sailors wear in combination with those hideous gold buckles? You aren't planning to wear them with bias cut traditional loud tartan cadadh are you? I am seriously trying very hard not to allow that image to...
by Saint Egregious
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Aaaaaaaa you're just jealous! They would go well with those navy 'pantaloons' Mr.Grymm posted. Very fashionable. They just scream: Watch out boys, I'm on shore leave! A must have for any well heeled privateer! One of the more disagreeable sorts on that specific thread, posted this link to a book on ...
by Saint Egregious
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

I found this on that other forum, not to worry the author is not a yank.

http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f244 ... ost1024984
by Saint Egregious
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 11866

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile.
by Saint Egregious
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 11866

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

That is a very curved sword he is holding here... With a dirk on his hip, a musket at his side, and a pistol in his left hand. And a fairly martial moustache of course! I haven't seen many examples of this kind of sword in art or in museums, it would be interesting to find out a bit more about them...
by Saint Egregious
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

Fleabay antique cow bone corer. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Cow-Bone-Apple-Corer-/230676429542?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DDLSL%252BSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D380356859169%252B380356859169%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D301362...
by Saint Egregious
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

I found the descriptions for the artefacts in Mr.Grymm's second photograph. Antique bone apple corers. The first is a plain unadorned scoop with no decoration. Second is a scoop showing a saw-cut cross, a very common form of decoration. The third scoop shows slightly more complex cross-hatching, aga...
by Saint Egregious
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

Some examples of early apple cores. Or very, very expensive fids. No, no these really are apple corers!

http://www.ascasonline.org/articoloMARZ78.html
by Saint Egregious
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

Video of a chap making a skep useing the ho;;ow shaped fid like the ones in Mr.Grymm's pictures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6qECcCRdUc


I just have to try this!
by Saint Egregious
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

Found an article on how to make different types of fids.

http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/fid.pdf
by Saint Egregious
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ropes.
Replies: 18
Views: 6982

Re: Fids... for sailory, piratey types and people wot use ro

I was at first Skep-tical, but now I see that you are on to something. Good thinking. I might just have a go at making one, I have a ton of bamboo. But first I must learn how to use one, a friends into bees, a woven type hive might make a great Christmas present. Or a mudman mask.Thanks for the info...
by Saint Egregious
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Z's and gravestones???
Replies: 9
Views: 4092

Re: Z's and gravestones???

Noun 1. Z - the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation omega conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final epis...
by Saint Egregious
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 11866

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

Yes Mr.Grymm, it is indeed a most painful sight. But as I am told, it happens on a regular basis, sad but true, and no amount of bleach is going to make it go away. So all we can do is try to be supportive, and hope he gets better. Soon. Yes very soon, I'm running out of mindbleach. Can I beg some o...
by Saint Egregious
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 11866

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

Can you just imagine the cannontickler in a set of those? Haaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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