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by Jon
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Forge
Replies: 8
Views: 5748

Re: Forge

That looks fantastic! Your design looks so carefully thought out and planned, it's almost like you knew what you were doing! ;) Seriously though, in the interest of some of our readers, it might be great for you to put up the designs for this so they too could have their own in-garage forge, should ...
by Jon
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My first post! - Berogwic Knife
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: My first post! - Berogwic Knife

Grats on your first post!

Grats even more on that knife! it looks great!

I need to make a sheath for my dagger, so perhaps we can convince elden to help us ? :P
by Jon
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Heater shields
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

Re: Heater shields

Gday mate, I also used bolts to hold my shield straps in place, but found the leather would tear off the anchor points with only a few solid hits. I got around this by custom making some small metal plates, or massive washers if you will, and I sandwiched the leather strapping between the shield and...
by Jon
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Names / Titles at Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Names / Titles at Tournament

Currently i'm looking at John le Fisicien (John the Physician) for a tourney name.

Will tie in well if the heralds are Rob le Mal (Rob the sick) and John le Fisicien. ;)
by Jon
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Latin Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Latin Motto

My family motto in latin is

"Assiduitate, non desdia" which means "By Assiduity, Not by Sloth".

It's appropriate in a sense, considering that to be where we are today, we have had to work hard at this.
by Jon
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Candles
Replies: 8
Views: 3400

Re: Candles

Pics of the latest batch of completed candles. These are twice the height of the last set, look nice in my lanterns and smell nice to boot!

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by Jon
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Candles
Replies: 8
Views: 3400

Re: Candles

I've had another go at making some more dipped candles, thanks to frodo who generously gave me a large chunk of raw beeswax. I heated the wax until it melted, then took the internal container out of the double boiler to let the wax cool somewhat before trying to dip anything. It was partially more s...
by Jon
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 5
Views: 3479

Re: Herbs

I found another great set of resources on herbs.

http://www.scatoday.net/node/5555
by Jon
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 5
Views: 3479

Re: Herbs

Mine sit on a balcony in full sun from about 7-8am through until about 3pm. My solution to not being able to water them every day is to have them in self watering pots i got from bunnings. The pots have a reservoir in the bottom, you fill it when watering and the plants can use that water over the n...
by Jon
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Candles
Replies: 8
Views: 3400

Re: Candles

i bought some pre-primed wick from the candle shop in newtown. 2 meters cost me exactly 1 dollar ! :D

I asked him about priming my own though, and he said it would be easy, and we could probably do it ourselves with wool string, soaked in beeswax.