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by Thomas Hayman
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates
Replies: 41
Views: 6749

As to your COP, if you look at the book by Carlo, which I have a copy of you will see that cops where raised not dished. Some people cheet by dishing and then welding the two halfs together but you can raise it cold just as effectively. Alixx Unless i'm going mad, this comment refers to knee cops?
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates
Replies: 41
Views: 6749

I understood the comment to relate to knee or elbow cops. Raising is a technique performed from the outside of the piece that compresses the metal over a form. It makes it fractionally thicker when finished. Dishing is performed from the inside over an anvil or wooden bowl usually. The metal is thin...
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates
Replies: 41
Views: 6749

I didn't read the whole thread so forgive me if i missed it, but: Where is the evidence for Cops being raised and not dished? I've got Carlo's book an can't see anything that would indicate either method being preferred?? Cops certainly can be dished into shape (not that i'm saying IT WAS DONE THAT ...
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: problems making heater shields
Replies: 55
Views: 12451

A couple of things i'd suggest: Put only one layer of your covering on, any more isn't really neccessary and a waste of time. To make the paint stick, you really need to prime the surface. Gesso is the stuff to use and can be bought from most artists supply places worth their salt. The Range superst...
by Thomas Hayman
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23529

Re: fletching in an auithentic setting

So whats the score now ?.I take it from all the repilies that the leather jig ,is no longer a saleable item ,and not to be used in a a living history setting . And all traders must pass a history test on all period items thats sold on there stalls .Won't be long before we have a scrutineer to check...
by Thomas Hayman
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23529

Good lord, you lot get bent out of shape easily! I agree with Jorge. Consider this a place holder for the full essay tomorrow :-D From what i have seen there are a lot of lazy re-enactors who take what is being sold as correct. Many items are poorly researched and at best only give the feel of the o...
by Thomas Hayman
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

You got no reply? Wow!

I wonder why that is?
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6220

Some forethought is required but many find it easier to undo the front of the doublet and slide that off. This saves undoing and redoing a lot of points.
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6220

Oh my!
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6220

I don't know about you, i meant the previous statement i had typed was proven wrong so i removed it :-)

Did you mean you had to re-read mine or the original posters?
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6220

Apparently, previous statement not good enough. :-)

Let me rephrase. A doublet that is worn over a shirt is pointed (tied) via small woven ties to your hose (trousers).
by Thomas Hayman
Wed May 27, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: MY new harness pics
Replies: 27
Views: 4450

Looking good.

Gorgeous horse, yours?
by Thomas Hayman
Tue May 26, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Thanks for narrowing it down Gandi :-D
by Thomas Hayman
Mon May 25, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

What period are they supposed to be?
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Royal Armouries Joust of Honour footage
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Fantastic Jason, the Slow mo is wonderful. Showed things i missed and i was there!
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Heaving Corseted Bosomry
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

False advertising! :twisted:


Very nice work though, lovely and clean.
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Butterfly Brooch
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Butterfly Brooch

Hi all, a quick little something, not quite finished. It will be a butterly shaped brooch. Initially made of copper to test the design and tweak the pattern as necessary copying in silver afterwards. The pattern was made from a picture found on google of a real butterfly. I then imported that into F...
by Thomas Hayman
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Depending on how many and how thick the brass is, i'd suggest using an archimidean drill.
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

For those interested, i and a couple of others are looking at building a few brigs from those instructions soon. The plan is to have the pattern cut by waterjet. I am in the process of getting a quote for 3 sets of plates made, welcome to add others to the bunch if it means we all make a saving. The...
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-shafting an axe.
Replies: 21
Views: 6855

Sorry, i meant by wedging it further onto the shaft!
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-shafting an axe.
Replies: 21
Views: 6855

By wedging it a lot!!
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-shafting an axe.
Replies: 21
Views: 6855

It looks like the end of that handle simply bulges at the top and was wedged in good and tight.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: undoing rivited maille
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Don't whack them out, use some nippers and cut them off.

I should imagine it would be pretty much impossible to 'whack' them out one by one without completely ruining them anyway.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: English great bascinets
Replies: 5
Views: 965

The hat Per made is currently being used by Jeffrey hedgecock for jousting in an would fit in better with later rather than earlier 15th century i feel.
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 2976

Wonderful kit, both of you. It's a shame more don't have kit of that standard.

Stuart you need to:

A: Move to the mainland!
B: Get a horse
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A use for tinned nails...
Replies: 21
Views: 2409

Brigandine!
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: New livery coat
Replies: 0
Views: 1466

New livery coat

Hi all, i thought i'd do this as a bit of a review and a lookie what i've got! I initially contacted Jane Ramsey of Janes Wardrobe on June 22 about making a coat for the upcoming event at the Tower. I thought i'd left it a little late but she assured me she could do it in time(phew!). I was supplyin...
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

Might as well chime in i suspose. I'll also be at the Tower squiring, hopefully in some new kit too.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
by Thomas Hayman
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: how to make aiglets
Replies: 24
Views: 6802

You could use wire quite easily for rivets.
by Thomas Hayman
Fri May 23, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Personal diptych
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Oh wow, as a BIG fan of dutch painting, i have to say. Heck that is amazing. I hate you talented people :-)

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