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by Rysgil
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Waterproofing Leather?
Replies: 21
Views: 14766

Re: Waterproofing Leather?

If you can find it Original Australian Leather Seal is the best stuff I've ever used. It's a beeswax/eucalyptus oil concoction.
by Rysgil
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Coal mine
Replies: 17
Views: 14436

Re: Coal mine

I do insect trapping around the coal piers in Norfolk and Newport News. I might can snag a bucket on the sly.
by Rysgil
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: New Water Bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 13429

Re: New Water Bottle

Not at this time except for maybe a an unfinished bottle. When I moved last year to VA, Pops took possession of my compressor and hasn't given it back. But I'll see what I can come up with.
by Rysgil
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: New Water Bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 13429

Re: New Water Bottle

When I make bottles, I use an air compressor rather than packing it with sand. It blows the sides out and dries it in the same process. Speeds up the work.
by Rysgil
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: On shield shapes...
Replies: 15
Views: 11977

Re: On shield shapes...

A knight I once knew had all his squires learn to use the round shield before any other shape. Said knight was known for a wrap-around butt shot. Once a squire could successfully defend against getting spanked consistently, he'd let them use shapes.
by Rysgil
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Shire Post mint gets authorization
Replies: 29
Views: 16532

Re: Shire Post mint gets authorization

I used to have some SCA coins made of copper. They has a $1.00 value and were accepted by merchants.
by Rysgil
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: WIP: Homemade <$30 copper cook pot (Image heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 7203

Re: WIP: Homemade <$30 copper cook pot (Image heavy)

If there are any ethnic grocery stores in your area, particularly Indian and Middle Eastern, you can generally find copper and stainless steel vessels of all descriptions.
by Rysgil
Tue May 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: WMA - Spear Work
Replies: 36
Views: 23919

Re: WMA - Spear Work

by Rysgil
Mon May 23, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans
Replies: 11
Views: 6128

Re: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans

This is a recipe from the Women of the Fur Trade website. I've had it and it's a little better than most. Pemmican: This is my Favorite recipe for Pemmican. Most others are barely palatable. My family receipt for pemmican comes from my Cherokee Great,Great Grandma and it does not have any extra anim...
by Rysgil
Mon May 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans
Replies: 11
Views: 6128

Re: How To Make Pemmican Like The Native Americans

I gave up on pemmican cuz it basically tastes nasty now matter how you make it. My go-to trail food is fruitcake. It's high calorie, packs easy and I for one like the taste.
by Rysgil
Mon May 23, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed bits. ;)
Replies: 12
Views: 6091

Re: Mixed bits. ;)

I got the pouch from Revival Leather. Scott and Katie Adkins were friends from our days in the SCA at Auburn.
by Rysgil
Mon May 23, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: Southeast Rangers
Replies: 38
Views: 23837

Re: Southeast Rangers

That's my birthday. May have to use this occasion to celebrate.
by Rysgil
Mon May 23, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: boot tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 5044

Re: boot tutorial

I've made many pairs of boots. Most of the are a modification of the Persian Khuff. It's an easy one to replicate the pattern for.

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-ca ... SHOE44.HTM

Spend some time on that site if you are really interested in shoe-making.
by Rysgil
Tue May 17, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed bits. ;)
Replies: 12
Views: 6091

Re: Mixed bits. ;)

I had a belt pouch exactly like that green one. Gave it to my old shire for a raffle.

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