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by Hugh
Tue May 20, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: test post
Replies: 3
Views: 2911

Re: test post

I got email notice. Test seemed to work?
by Hugh
Sun May 11, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Elden's New Purse
Replies: 0
Views: 1987

Elden's New Purse

This is a purse I recently finished making for Elden. Referencing It's based on a composite of 3 extant purses of similar style. The cupid's bow shape is taken from The Dordretch Purse (Goubitz, fig. 13, P. 16, Purses in Pieces). The purselet design is taken from Goubitz (fig. 30, P. 26, Purses in P...
by Hugh
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Pistoia Silver Altar
Replies: 2
Views: 2507

Re: Pistoia Silver Altar

The best is yet to come! ;-) The photos I've uploaded for starters are the military ones which were the first half of what I took there. The other pics of the civilian stuff shows heaps of detail of female hairstyles & caps which I've not seen depicted in so much detail ever before. I'll upload the ...
by Hugh
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Pistoia Silver Altar
Replies: 2
Views: 2507

Pistoia Silver Altar

I'm back from europe, and the first of the reenactor pics have been uploaded. This is a selection of the 200-odd pics I took in Pistoia Cathedral, of the 14th century silver altar of St Jacopo (St James I think?). Here's a couple of pics, and a link to the whole album. https://plus.google.com/photos...
by Hugh
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Weight of Armour
Replies: 0
Views: 2867

Weight of Armour

Last night while polishing my armour in the lead up to Winterfest, I decided to weigh each piece. In time I'll also add the weight of some extant items for comparison. It will be good to know how mine compares with the originals, and allows us to tell the punters the weight of what I'm carrying on t...
by Hugh
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Group to-do list
Replies: 1
Views: 2492

Re: Group to-do list

Reviving this thread, as there are a few old outstanding items, a few new items to add, and a whole lot that we've achieved since this thread began (and was promptly forgotten). I've struck off the finished items from the original list, and here's my additions: Kitchen * More waxed linen covers. The...
by Hugh
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bellows
Replies: 3
Views: 3326

Re: Bellows

I think we want something that looks a bit like this, though need to check references first: http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/getty/xc/89695057.jpg?v=1&c=EWSAsset&k=2&d=860EC25688CC8B2E2BFE8F3EA508EB30CB4454B3D0B6DD3FBDC6719724A8EE1D Here's another couple of how-to guides. Would be cool if Rich ca...
by Hugh
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Brewing Small Cider
Replies: 0
Views: 2329

Brewing Small Cider

Due to a wonderful set of circumstances, I've got a few boxes of apples and a juicer - so I'm going to attempt to make cider properly. Thanks to Andrew McKinnon for his generous donation of apples, and Elden & Rox for the loan of their juicer. Step 1: chop apples so they fit into the juicer. I've re...
by Hugh
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Combat
Topic: Fiore Dagger - Week 1
Replies: 0
Views: 4829

Fiore Dagger - Week 1

This week we began learning Fiore's dagger techinques, using material from Guy Windsor's Sword School wiki , in conjunction with the Getty version of Fior de Battaglia (the Flower of Battle) Part of the warm up was our usual (shoulder rotation through various planes, squats, etc.) and part of it fro...
by Hugh
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Flax to Linen
Replies: 6
Views: 5261

Re: Flax to Linen

Pictures look awesome, good job!

I'll let Lou know, and I'm sure she'll be happy to do some spinning now that she's had some practice with commecial flax and has a distaff. :-)