Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?

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Re: Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?

Postby Tod » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:12 pm

Up date as it was ages ago. Due to his health Gavin could do al the work but returned my jack and voiders me, some was adjusted to fit some wasn't and he gave me some extra bits to add on if I needed to - good chap pity he had to give it up.
Since them my other armour project has moved on so the voiders are going to be taken off my 15th century jack and most likely put on my early 16th century doublet. I don't think I can do this on my own as I think to get a good fit they need to be at least tacked in place whilst I'm wearing it. I was going ask my partner but they are heavy. Luckily I have a young strong apprentice.



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Re: Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?

Postby Colin Middleton » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:21 pm

I found when fitting my voiders, I used safety pins. Fasten it first with your arms raised (as you need to be able to do that), then check it with your arms lowered.

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Re: Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?

Postby Tod » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:23 pm

Clever chap :D



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Re: Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?

Postby Colin Middleton » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:06 pm

Following on from the 'how to attach' thread, I'd also recomend putting a canvas or thin leather edging on the voides and using that to sew onto your doublet. I've sewn them on directly through the mail and am suffering from damage to the thread, especially were rust starts to form on the mail.

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