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by Elwindil
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Bracer kit from Weaver Leather Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Bracer kit from Weaver Leather Supply

I've always been one for saving money and getting the best product possible, and no point in not passing such ability on to those here, after all...we are a fellowship here. *grins*
by Elwindil
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Bracer kit from Weaver Leather Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Bracer kit from Weaver Leather Supply

Awesome resource. I already own everything in the package except the leather, and I usually get mine from Tandy, but the video will be handy when it's time to make my own bracers. Rob might try getting your leather from http://www.springfieldleather.com that's where I've been getting stuff from lat...
by Elwindil
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

sweet. sorry about the mini derail there...we now return you to your regularly scheduled thready goodness.
by Elwindil
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

well, if you're looking at making and don't want to hand stitch everything, I did find a hand crank cobbler's sewing machine on amazon for reasonable money that I can post a link to, I was looking at getting it for t he making of my own boots.
by Elwindil
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

I've not worn turnshoes before, how are they for fighting in? would you want something different if you were going to have to eventually confront your foes?
by Elwindil
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

[quote="Ursus"](snip) Boots: Like others I would rather have a bit more traction via hobnails or some such. Anybody got a source for purchase there? I haven't tried these yet, but they appear to be fairly well constructed, and would be something I would use on the boots I'm currently makin...
by Elwindil
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Bracer kit from Weaver Leather Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Bracer kit from Weaver Leather Supply

https://www.weaverleathersupply.com/catalog/item-detail/65-4967/arm-guards-project-pack/pr_55365/cp_/shop-now/kits-patterns-books/kits Got an email about their kits being on sale, saw this in there for those who might need to make a set of their own, Chuck's video is pretty comprehensive and step by...
by Elwindil
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

if it's because I have some sort of vital information, then it becomes a matter of evasion and survival, minimal gear used, ditch anything and everything that's going to just slow you down, bury it in a cache to hopefully come back for later. your best bet isn't to troop around carrying all sorts of...
by Elwindil
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: My first cloak, and a question (pic heavy)
Replies: 35
Views: 7965

Re: My first cloak, and a question (pic heavy)

I would also suggest looking at historical references for layers, if you're looking to go the gambeson route, there's some good materials here on the site and upon request I can go digging through all of my reference links for things too.
by Elwindil
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger of the Year Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: Ranger of the Year Poll

Congratulations, Iodo.
by Elwindil
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Found this on YT. Boromir bracers build.
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Found this on YT. Boromir bracers build.

Thought this might prove useful for some folks, it's a fella putting together a set of Boromir's bracers, rather like the idea of it myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOCO3O8ddGg
by Elwindil
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 3604

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

possibly having a list of suggested order to get kit items in might be good, since if someone new to this gets, oh say, their boots last and immediately goes out without breaking them in on a day hike...well...that could be bad for them continuing to do this as it would discourage further such pract...
by Elwindil
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library

http://www.openculture.com/2019/01/the-largest-j-r-r-tolkien-exhibit-in-generations-is-coming-to-the-u-s.html?fbclid=IwAR3kCKVAEhJycPdqIDAtBUvhBxOu4wQxVeYFks5aWe2c1F3IQ19bmg2G4BQ Not sure if anyone saw this or posted it, I didn't see anything. just thought everyone should see it. I only know about i...
by Elwindil
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boot making in progress.
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Re: Boot making in progress.

I have decided to pick up in the near future a hand crank cobbler's stitching machine as that will make this a bit easier of a process, and I believe it would be well within the technical abilities of Middle Earth, and it will take some of the strain of hand sewing off of my back and shoulders.
by Elwindil
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boot making in progress.
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Re: Boot making in progress.

I'm not actually using a pattern, I took measurements and am making it up as I go. difficult and problematic, but it will get the best fit in the end I feel. As for the tools I need, I'm currently needing something that can give a consistent arc as well as a tool that can cut on said arc better than...

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