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by Peter Remling
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 6114

Steve,
You didn't by chance do some earlier matchlocks era demos with the Halfmoon in Peekskill about 8-9 years ago ?
by Peter Remling
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Question for Steve, open to all
Replies: 12
Views: 8053

Jas. Townsend a sutler both catalog and online, carries a good many of the things you mentioned. Block tea, sugar cones, sewing and repair kits and materials. Dixie Gun Works is another that carries material, patterns knives, cooking utensils and other camp ironware. Many of the online sources carry...
by Peter Remling
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 6114

Steve, I just noticed where you're located. There are three of of within an easy drive to you. A few of us are going to try to attend the New York Renaisance Fair in Tuxedo later this year. I've met a good few people at the Renfair via http://www.Swordforum.com in the past so with a few of us and a ...
by Peter Remling
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 6114

Welcome Steve!
by Peter Remling
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The boot-build actually begins
Replies: 43
Views: 18159

Stamping a pattern would only compress part of the leather and would most likely make it more slick. How about something like hobnails, possibly rivets through the bottom layer only. I'd suggest a padded insole but it should add traction and add to the overall life of the sole, similar to the nails ...
by Peter Remling
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The boot-build actually begins
Replies: 43
Views: 18159

Sounds like it should work just fine. While you're at it you might as well do the same with your existing seems, it certainly couldn't hurt. Keep us posted on your results, sounds interesting.
by Peter Remling
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Swordsmanship and weapon skills: A Ranger's Library
Replies: 34
Views: 19084

Andy, Mike can probably give you a better answer but I:33 is a manuscript on single hand sword use. I havn't seen a copy but have heard it referenced several times. While looking for a copy online I found this via SFI and although it's not I:33 looks like a great swordsmanship refernce site for the ...
by Peter Remling
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Swordsmanship and weapon skills: A Ranger's Library
Replies: 34
Views: 19084

I'll see if I can send you down my copy sometime this week. I'll keep you posted.
by Peter Remling
Sat May 31, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Arm guards/vambraces
Replies: 14
Views: 7303

Most vambraces are designed to protect the outer arm. A bracer is designed to protect the inner arm, so before starting on your vambraces you might want to design one that allows you to put a bracer over it or build a bracer into the design on your off-arm. Typical model vambrace's straps (on the in...
by Peter Remling
Sat May 31, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Arm guards/vambraces
Replies: 14
Views: 7303

Eric: As long as it doesn't have to be fancy, take any of that scrape garment leather I sent you and double layer it, wrap it around your arm and useing cord or shoe laces tye it on, criss crossing the laces. I don't remember if I sent you or Mike a piece or stiffer glossy black leather, this would ...
by Peter Remling
Thu May 29, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Memorial Day weekend outings to post?
Replies: 9
Views: 5342

At one point in time I had wanted to do something similar but with crowd drawing events and possible college acreditation for some of the courses. Mine was going to be medieval village themed and hopefully go for renfair type events and medieval weddings and banquets to help fund the village year ro...
by Peter Remling
Thu May 29, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Memorial Day weekend outings to post?
Replies: 9
Views: 5342

We could stop at a little known pub named The Slaughtered Lamb and listen to them tell us a joke about a Brit, a Mexican and a Yank on an airplane. Then we can all take a leisurely walk on the fog draped moors at night.




"Stick to the road and beware the moors!"
by Peter Remling
Wed May 21, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Tent Material
Replies: 18
Views: 15340

Home Despot has canvas painter's drop clothes 9x12 for less then $20. ea Two of these and a good waterproofing treatment would be more than adequate for a 1-2 man tent, flaps included. For tent poles I'd suggest makeing them socketed so they can be put together and make a decent walking stick. A rea...
by Peter Remling
Sun May 18, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Your Weapons
Replies: 23
Views: 12164

Stuff in no particular order: Old Windlass bearded axe Ron Wilson drop forged tomahawk Windlass greataxe head (custom mounted) husjerl axe 6" haft small viking type handaxe Windlass head several small inexpensive hawks Fred Weber custom fighter Atrim 1417,1503,1557 and a Fletcherized 1520 custo...
by Peter Remling
Sun May 18, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Primitive Fishing Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 10992

Primitive Fishing Kit

Several times both here and on meranger.com the subject of a primitive fishing has come up so here's a quick run down of what you can use or make to complete your kit. For fishing line the best thing is old linen fishing line. This is not readily available and you may have to do some searching to fi...

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