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by bugbear
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone want an original Devere Ruler?
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Anyone want an original Devere Ruler?

The ruler has now been sent to Mantua.

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by bugbear
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone want an original Devere Ruler?
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Anyone want an original Devere Ruler?

I've got one, picked up because I'm a tool hound. They're probably easy enough to make that if you want a working one, you should make one. Worse, mine is worn and darkened. But I have no reason not to be believe it's original. I'm a woodworker, not a costume maker, and I'm slightly obsessive about ...
by bugbear
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?

Thank you - and apologies for not checking in sooner.

BugBear
by bugbear
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?

I was watching the Hairy Biker's cookery prog, and they had an item on marmalade. And then the maker of said marmalade casually bought out a large 1600's manuscript cookbook! rainbow.jpg Some fiddling with iPlayer subtitles bought me the name of the author, Elizabeth Rainbowe, who was the Bishop of ...
by bugbear
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Engraving scales for scientific instruments?
Replies: 0
Views: 824

Engraving scales for scientific instruments?

(This is the least-wrong forum I could find for this post) As anyone who did physics at school knows, the "problem" of dividing a scale was solved in 1773 by Jesse Ramsden, when he invented his famous Dividing Engine. But (of course) scientific instruments had been made for many centuries ...
by bugbear
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Weekend Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: Weekend Warriors

I just felt a load of sympathy for the organisers. Since everybody's a volunteer, it must be like herding cats.

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by bugbear
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: What is Sweet Oil?
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

What is Sweet Oil?

I've read lots of Victorian craft books (centred on woodworking, but diverse), including a volume or two of "Work". https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/blog/WORK/title/The%20Work%20Magazine%20Reprint%20Project There are many recipes and processes that use "sweet oil". About...
by bugbear
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 17112

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

I've just been re-watching both Green Valley and Tudor Monastery, and have a request for the new series. Will you please stop using modern (post 1900) carborundum stones to sharpen your sickles, bill hooks and scythes? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfull-Scythe-Stone-Round-305MM/dp/B0001IWTH8/ref=sr_1...
by bugbear
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Who ate all the pies......?
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Who ate all the pies......?

"I'm moderately surprised at that - sycamore or beech are (nigh) universal for food use." In my research for making these, I never found an antique original dolly made from either beech or sycamore. All were from fruitwoods. I'm sure there are examples that aren't fruitwood, but they don'...
by bugbear
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 17112

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

While I'm in nit-picking mode...

Did anyone else find that barley crop a bit on the short side, and remarkably free of weeds ?!

BugBear
by bugbear
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Who ate all the pies......?
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Who ate all the pies......?

Here's a bit of period kitchenalia I've just completed - the pie-eaters amongst you should recognise them as Pie Dollies for making pork pies. They were traditionally turned from fruitwood - I've used apple... I'm moderately surprised at that - sycamore or beech are (nigh) universal for food use. B...
by bugbear
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve

I was confused as to who the program was for; Simon Reeve wasn't a historian giving us an analysis of pilgrimage (in the manner of Mary Beard), nor was he a religious believer viewing historic pilgrimage from the viewpoint of a modern pilgrim. So what we got was a modern hiker reading notes from a &...
by bugbear
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 17112

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

(please forgive me for being late to the thread; I had to google to find an applicable forum). My hobby/interest is woodworking, although crafts and skills of all kinds and all ages have fascinated me all my life. It has been notable in this series that they're using rather more period style woodwor...

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