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by Iodo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On Oiled Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: On Oiled Silk

That silk looks promising, nice job trying the tests :P
by Iodo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Darksword scabbard customized
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Darksword scabbard customized

Nice job :P
by Iodo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

That looks like an amazing adventure :P

and that natural shelter looks really impressive, how big is it?
by Iodo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit

Great project Iodo! I really like what you have gathered. Thanks so much :P When I committed to Ringulf's backstory as an itinerant craftsman wandering in the Shire, planted by the Rangers to watch from within, I had to ask and answer many of these questions. I too had built a "tool kit" ...
by Iodo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On Oiled Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: On Oiled Silk

To the latter - I have never actually tried using a wool cover in a downpour. I've read of it being done, but never tried it myself. I'm sure we'll have a nice cold October soak sometime in the next month or so - when it happens I'll drag a cloak out there, toss it over a branch and see how it hold...
by Iodo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: One-Day Belt Bag
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: One-Day Belt Bag

No problem :P
by Iodo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: One-Day Belt Bag
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: One-Day Belt Bag

Nice work :P and I like your design
by Iodo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On Oiled Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: On Oiled Silk

SierraStrider wrote: That's a characteristic I think my persona would share--he's the kind of guy who would spend a year's savings on silk handkerchiefs and try to make a shelter cloth out of them, if the option presented itself.

It sounds like the persona you've just created is an inventor :mrgreen:
by Iodo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Welcome back :P
by Iodo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail

Unfortunately the only reliable way I've ever found for getting rust off chain-mail is not to let it get rusty in the first place :mrgreen:

sorry I can't be more help, but I'd be interested to know if you find something that works effectively
by Iodo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On Oiled Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: On Oiled Silk

I don't know where to start with trying to find out if there was refined silk in middle earth, Tolkien doesn't describe it as anything other than just silk but as far as I can tell the process of refining silk is an old one, but reserved for the very rich
by Iodo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On Oiled Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: On Oiled Silk

Raw silk would probably take to the linseed oil process better than refined silk, it's also easier to justify the existence of in middle earth that said, my raw silk tunic is as thick as a thin linen, lighter yes, but in an oilskin tarp most of the weight comes from the linseed oil rather than the f...
by Iodo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On Oiled Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: On Oiled Silk

Cool research :P does this refer to something made from raw silk? because in the picture of the rain coats it looks slightly transparent and more refined
by Iodo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 51
Views: 17803

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

If you go with "high boots of supple leather", it shouldn't much matter - if you've picked a fight with a bramble that can pierce leather, you've messed with the wrong plant! That's a good point, I'm still using modern walking boots with my kit, If I don't wear gaiters (in warm weather I ...
by Iodo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: Forandiri proto-Moot
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

Re: Forandiri proto-Moot

WOW! That looks like you all had an amazing time :P very impressive camp as well

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