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  Topic: ozark medieval fortress project
dubhdarra

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Chat   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:59 pm   Subject: ozark medieval fortress project
wow. thats pretty fricking awesome. my boss is moving back down there, now we have a cooler historic site to bumble around when i visit.
  Topic: Smoking
dubhdarra

Replies: 35
Views: 5921

PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:20 pm   Subject: Smoking
well, i never quit, i personally switched to a pipe. they're a pain to light, they're cheaper, but you just WONT smoke as often, and when you do, its less ew for those around you.

one of my friend ...
  Topic: I may have met insanity personified.
dubhdarra

Replies: 17
Views: 2812

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:04 pm   Subject: I may have met insanity personified.
this kind of reminds me of my friend who, upon finding out i did maille, wanted a fullly integrated crusader style mantle with the integrated mitts and coif, then proceeded to tell me he'd pay up to 4 ...
  Topic: Tempering Maille
dubhdarra

Replies: 13
Views: 2018

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:58 pm   Subject: Tempering Maille
i'm not what you'd call an expert on mettalurgy, so i tend to avoid playing with it.

however, i do a fair bit of black smithing, and i do know that for something that's going to absorb impact, a m ...
  Topic: Historically Accurate Maille
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 3908

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:04 am   Subject: Historically Accurate Maille
oh, and incidentally, i'm trying to figure out how to do row expansions, and failing miserably, to replicate the kind of coif that seems to be all over the M. Bible, (bent tube and cap thing) on the a ...
  Topic: Historically Accurate Maille
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 3908

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:02 am   Subject: Historically Accurate Maille
konstantin, i'm inclined to believe you, i'm just citing the one article. i would imagine that the normans were still wearing something closer to a viking byrnie than a crusader full hauberk, and now ...
  Topic: Historically Accurate Maille
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:13 pm   Subject: Historically Accurate Maille
there IS a guy who basically put together a pattern for a norman hauberk (though he didnt integrate the coif, which supposedly is period, though i take issue with the accuracy of that opinion)

any ...
  Topic: So this is just a concept sketch...
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:17 pm   Subject: So this is just a concept sketch...
Twilight, thank you very much. thats exactly what i needed to know.

I think i'm just gonna give up on this particular inlay for now...
  Topic: So this is just a concept sketch...
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:08 pm   Subject: So this is just a concept sketch...
okay... i cant get IGP to work... even in a black and white stamp. any ideas?
  Topic: So this is just a concept sketch...
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:05 am   Subject: So this is just a concept sketch...
i've actually wanted to take up leather working for a while, but i actually started that pattern as a stencil for Tshirts and used it for printmaking originally.
  Topic: your thoughts on marks?
dubhdarra

Replies: 16
Views: 2626

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:24 am   Subject: your thoughts on marks?
historically speaking a flattened ring would be stamped with the mark (generally initials) of the master mailer of the shop or the mark of the armory/town depending on the period. it was usually brass ...
  Topic: So this is just a concept sketch...
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:14 am   Subject: So this is just a concept sketch...
well, as i've never done an inlay, i wanted to do something simple. as i'm bad at simple, i failed to do that. as i failed to do that, i elected for this instead.

hopefully if i screw it up it will ...
  Topic: So this is just a concept sketch...
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:45 pm   Subject: So this is just a concept sketch...
well, obviously the sketch isnt done, but i mostly meant would it fit on the front of the hauberk i'm doing at a high enough resolution that its actually visible assuming i'm using 3/8ths ID rings... ...
  Topic: So this is just a concept sketch...
dubhdarra

Replies: 10
Views: 2020

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:56 pm   Subject: So this is just a concept sketch...
But i've no idea how to set up an inlay, and i would like to attempt this at some point in the future. is it even possible with this design on an armor grade piece?

http://i147.photobucket.com/albu ...
  Topic: Coif of the First Crusade with left-to-right Aventail
dubhdarra

Replies: 0
Views: 2527

PostForum: Trading Room   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:53 am   Subject: Coif of the First Crusade with left-to-right Aventail
Price is negotiable, It doesnt have leather trim yet, its !4 Gauge (awg) Galvy, but i will strip it down to mild on request (no additional charge) all you really need is a leather thong.

open aven ...
 
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