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by BrianGrubbs
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 60
Views: 19298

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

An interesting thought for the hive mind: If one of Dunedain persuasion were wearing such a shortened pair of "pants" as described and pictured above, it would be a rather simple task of removing the tall boots and wool hose beneath to wade across a stream without soaking the footwear, am...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit

I love this! Not sure if anyone has brought it up before, but one thing you could consider adding is a stump anvil (like this https://www.oldworldanvils.com/stump-anvil-set) for metal working. Since you drive the spike into a tree before working, it is actually a rather solid work surface. I have on...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ranger and her lyre...dressed funny. ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 3258

Re: A Ranger and her lyre...dressed funny. ;)

My son was talking about harps last night. He had made a play one with Popsicle sticks and rubber bands (they're studying the Celts in history right now, and it was a craft he'd done) and was playing it for me, when I mentioned that I knew someone who played. We pulled up these videos, and he was co...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: In breathless Anticipation
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Re: In breathless Anticipation

TaylorSteiner wrote:Awesome! What are some of the advantages of that bow over a long bow?


The main advantages of a composite bow are the shorter overall length, and in general a higher arrow speed. You can also leave them strung for much longer periods of time without them taking a set.

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Fri May 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: In breathless Anticipation
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Re: In breathless Anticipation

Wow, very nice. Will you be shooting it with or without a ring? When do you get it? I'll probably do both. I've never used a thumb ring before, so I will probably practice with some of my other bows before I try it with this one! She's going to be in Mongolia another week, so it will be at least th...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri May 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: In breathless Anticipation
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

In breathless Anticipation

So, brief background on this picture. My mother-in-law is currently in Mongolia, teaching English to members of the government/military. When she was getting ready to go, she asked if there was anything that I wanted from Mongolia while she was there. I jokingly responded, "A Mongolian bow.&quo...
by BrianGrubbs
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 13001

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

I've been reading through everyone's responses...it actually sounds much like we're all on the same page, and simply putting our thoughts in varying levels of 'delicate'. I like what Taurinor suggested about having a more specific sub-forum for welcomes. Perhaps some form of that, with or without t...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: A few things I've been up to
Replies: 6
Views: 4127

Re: A few things I've been up to

TaylorSteiner wrote:Wow yeah very good! Is that leather for that hair piece?


It is indeed!

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: A few things I've been up to
Replies: 6
Views: 4127

A few things I've been up to

Greetings all! I have not been actively involved in the conversations of late. Life/New job has been keeping me pretty busy, but I'm getting to the point where I have more time again, so of course I had to come back here! I wanted to jump back in with a few projects I've done in the past year. First...
by BrianGrubbs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 5559

Re: On Silence

It made me think of this poem by Wendell Berry. I was going to post it yesterday, but couldn't remember the title. "When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake re...
by BrianGrubbs
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On Silence
Replies: 8
Views: 5559

Re: On Silence

Elleth,

I'm not sure if anyone has told you this or not, but your ability to describe something is downright poetic. I was completely transported into the moment, thank you for that!

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bounder?
Replies: 34
Views: 12901

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 fe...
by BrianGrubbs
Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anyone make bowstrings? FOUND SOME. :)
Replies: 17
Views: 16025

Re: Anyone make bowstrings? FOUND SOME. :)

Here is the one I use, teaches you to make a flemish twist bowstring. It has good written instructions as well as video.

http://poorfolkbows.com/flemish1.htm

Brian
by BrianGrubbs
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: 3-D archery targets
Replies: 7
Views: 4603

Re: 3-D archery targets

I made my archery backstop (which I ended up just using as a target) by cutting all the cross pieces off of a pallet save the ones on the ends, wrapping the whole pallet in some old carpet that I had sitting around, and then stuffing the void in the middle with shrink wrap that we take off the boxes...
by BrianGrubbs
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Has anyone made a coiled straw archery target?
Replies: 14
Views: 8949

Re: Has anyone made a coiled straw archery target?

I found an online copy of the book in question (published in 1939) here: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b40879;view=1up;seq=15 Page 311 is where the part on making the target starts, but the whole book is golden. Talks about bow making, arrow making, general archery practice, etc.

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