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by Greg
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

It's more adjustable than a Flemish twist. I can't say if it's actually traditional or not...bowyers call it the Bowyer's knot, while I've known it most of my life from Scouting and now as an arborist as the Timber hitch. Either way, it chokes a rope onto a log nicely and doesn't go anywhere. I've h...
by Greg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

58" NTN 57#@26" Brace height 4.5" Finished with birch oil harvested and processed by Udwin http://i63.tinypic.com/6gzsyu.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/14bq4qq.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/33k69nl.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2uygewy.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2lkyxax.jpg I'm in the process o...
by Greg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

That said, I think "stranger MERFers dropping into a medieval village" isn't quite a perfect analogue, since the Dunedain are *known* to the Breefolk. Not trusted certainly - but they've presumably been passing through the the Breelands since time out of memory and presumably haven't kill...
by Greg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

Interesting thoughts...but was an outlaw's money good anywhere? I feel like some but not all qualities of outlaws are applicable.
by Greg
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

Udwin has written extensively on pursuing a 'common persona' (much like you said that not everyone can be a sergeant, etc.) Very good concept to follow.
by Greg
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

I've been musing on a thought a bit this week, and thought I'd share the question with you all, and my own thoughts on what the answer might be. How would we come across, dressed and equipped as we are, if we were to enter a Historical European location/town/etc. in-period? Obviously, there would be...
by Greg
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doings in Randiromar
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Doings in Randiromar

This thread goes into better detail on the actual cloak construction and design. The newsletter article talks more about how the cloak's design and use fits pretty much all of Tolkien's descriptions of cloaks worn by Rangers and/or travellers...but the cloak pictured isn't as good an example as the...
by Greg
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: The Town Square
Topic: Dwarven Bounder?
Replies: 31
Views: 4577

Re: Dwarven Bounder?

I know I'm really late to the game on this one, but I'm really surprised that no one brought up the dwarves song from the Unexpected Party, which says (I believe in verse two and I think I have these words correct I'm typing from memory) "The dwarves of yore made mighty spells, while hammers f...
by Greg
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Middle Earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Winter 2018-19 Newsletter
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Winter 2018-19 Newsletter

Our latest installment is live, focusing on Dwarves. We hope you enjoy!

http://budgetauthenticity.org/dev/index ... -5nwiB8DE4
by Greg
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Very much nearing completion. I cranked out these horn nocks today, and am mildly perturbed that I put the brownish one on the bottom. My logic was that it'd be getting stuck in the dirt more often than not, because, you know...brown...but then I liked how it turned out much better than the black on...
by Greg
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Hello From a New Member!
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Hello From a New Member!

Hey, I know you!

Welcome to the dark side...I think you'll find the off-facebook discussion much more focused. Folks have a wealth of knowledge here! Glad to have you!
by Greg
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

This week, we're taking the plunge and filing off the perfectly good ends of a functional bow and rolling the dice again to fit horn nocks. I seriously debated gluing on tip overlays instead of tapering the ends like this, but it's been done this way for nearly a thousand years...guess I oughta try....
by Greg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Ursus wrote:
Greg wrote:I swear yew staves shoot smoother than any other other wood.


This sucker feels smoother in draw and release than my glass laminated recurve. I'm in heaven.
by Greg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Haven't gotten it on a scale yet, but it's shooting ash shafts spined at 55# like lasers, so that's my ballpark. Yes, I went ahead and shot it. 10" group at 20 yards after not shooting regularly for, oh, I don't know...a year? Form's imperfect, but the little bow's doing its job and it didn't b...
by Greg
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 37
Views: 4912

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Got her on the stick a few weeks ago: FB_IMG_1542907843684.jpg FB_IMG_1542907849664.jpg Yesterday, the real progress happened. My goal was to hopefully get to 24" without an explosion. http://i66.tinypic.com/anity1.jpg THAT, right there, is a conservatively 26" full draw. On to nocks, and ...

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