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by The Iron Dwarf
Mon May 26, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: how to make aiglets
Replies: 24
Views: 6802

I have been asked in the last few days to supply tools for making them and am just waiting to hear if the tools I have designed are right before I go ahead and make them
by The Iron Dwarf
Sun May 18, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: heavy metal
Replies: 0
Views: 577

heavy metal

if anyone is interested in any of the larger or heavier items I make can they please let me know in advance of an event im going to as I only keep small stocks of some things and can often only carry one or two of each item unless I know there is interest. the next event I know im going to is the be...
by The Iron Dwarf
Tue May 13, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: bernie the bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

thanx, have just mailed him an enquiry to enable me to make my stall a bit authenty.
I hope when it is done it will be a little different than most ;)
by The Iron Dwarf
Tue May 13, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: bernie the bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

bernie the bolt

anyone got contact info, pref email for bernie the bolt?
thanx
by The Iron Dwarf
Thu May 01, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do you do for a living?
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

got stopped once at a traffic census in norwich and was driving a 6 wheeled car ( a hustler 6 designed by william towns ) they asked where I had come from and due to the military nature of the place I had to say I could not tell them, where I was going was the same, and as my job involved using bird...
by The Iron Dwarf
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: St Dysmas at Bodelwyddan
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

tis but a flesh wound ( as they said in monty python and the holy grail )
by The Iron Dwarf
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 47625

no answer yet to my paint question, at a guess and using what has been mentioned I would try a varnish base with the black form of iron oxide, dried out and added to the varnish for those items that cant be kept oiled, some electro plating passivates contain iron oxide I believe
by The Iron Dwarf
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths
Replies: 32
Views: 5954

Vulcan (BNF Fr. 143, fol. 148), c. 1496-1498


dont think I would wear that at an event, to much chance of being arested or at the bootcamp recently frostbite would have been the main problem.
thanx for the links to some excelent pictures.
by The Iron Dwarf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths
Replies: 32
Views: 5954

I would be interested in seeing other peoples idea of a costume for this as im a bit new here and will be doing some sort of medieval blacksmiths costume for events in the future
by The Iron Dwarf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 47625

what a usefull thread.
being new to this I have questions but I have few answers to help others with.

Q: what types of paint were used to protect metal and prevent corrosion in medieval times?
by The Iron Dwarf
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: some help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

thanx Skevmeister
a few new tools have been added to my range and by talking to those who use them I will make more and better tools.
I am very pleased with the response I have had so far from everyone and look forward to the next couple of events
by The Iron Dwarf
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: some help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

I dont think I will be making things at events, mostly just displaying what I make in a way that looks more in keeping with the events. at an event just over a week away I will try setting up some tools so people can try them out if they wish to see how that goes down. my trade as a fabricater / wel...
by The Iron Dwarf
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4938

thanx, am new here and it is going to take a while to catch up but I am working on it.
Dave
by The Iron Dwarf
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4938

have done repairs at gainsboro old hall and lincoln cathedral.

on another note I am looking for a pic of a medieval blacksmiths in order to get ideas for costume and stall for trading from at events
by The Iron Dwarf
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: some help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

thank you for the replies and here are a few answers. I would probably have the outer covering of my shelter made from natural materials and certainly not from plastic, I would be selling mainly to re enacters, I have booked in the plastic area at rockingham as I dont think I will have a suitable sh...
by The Iron Dwarf
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: some help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

some help needed please

hello, im new here ( and please tell me if you think im doing anything wrong ) some of you may have seen me at the ILHF recently, my first event of this type. my name is David Hodges and im a metalworker, I make stake tools and forges amongst other stuff. after I enjoyed the ILHF I plan on doing mor...

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