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by Clarenceboy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Winter weather clothing?
Replies: 25
Views: 6570

Re: Winter weather clothing?

Not referencing any documents but a friend and me went to an event in Poland this February and the temperature was between -5 and -15 day and night. The castle was not heated except where we had a fire in the kitchen and though it was cold it was not at all unmanageable. For clothing I wore two pair...
by Clarenceboy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Small tent!
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Re: Small tent!

One of our members (Clarence Household) ordered one last year and very nice it is too. Would happily endorse them
by Clarenceboy
Tue May 01, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: will you rent your armour?
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: will you rent your armour?

Have dropped a couple of armoured chums a message to see what they think
by Clarenceboy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great Tournament of St Wendel
Replies: 8
Views: 3905

Re: The Great Tournament of St Wendel

Looking forward to the event and helping out with things. Will enjoy getting a closer look at all the armour as I pick bits of it and people up off the lists ;-)
by Clarenceboy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Ale wife
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

Re: Medieval Ale wife

Just had a read through the thread above as I am looking at running a 7 day event in July and one of our lot is interested in having a go at brewing. As well as that I am in touch with a "nano" brewery near the site who are willing to have a go at making 60 liters of a pre-hop beer for a l...
by Clarenceboy
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11043

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Thanks Marcus,

I guess even Allan cant be everywhere! Planning on writing up our Poland experience with more of a focus on the camp and the extreme temperature (-15oC) as odd things happen with your kit that you wouldnt expect or antisipate so you never know there may be a follow up piece
by Clarenceboy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 5532

Re: Painting my sallet.

The lid looks great painted up and very 'fentic. i just wondered what you used and if you had any thoughts on protecting it, oils or any types of varnish?
by Clarenceboy
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11043

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

As a little addendum as well I'm told that the account of our walk last year is going to be in the February issue of Skirmish so if anyone wanted to have a read thought it you should be able to see it in print there.

Not sure what next year holds!
by Clarenceboy
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11043

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Just an update of winter silliness. This year a friend and I decided to take up an invite from some very welcoming Polish re-enactors to go to Grodzeic castle in the south west of Poland for a winter event. On the back of last year’s fun in the Kielder forest we wanted to try camping outside again e...
by Clarenceboy
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Medieval Board games

@bilbobaglin there is indeed the medieval version of shove hapenny and another dice game called gluckhaus which I guess you could call more "action" but I don't have the tools to make the board for shove hapenny as it has to be in wood or at least not leather as the jetton has to slide on ...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rivetting Points
Replies: 21
Views: 5221

Re: Rivetting Points

I'll try and remember to ask Will what he uses to rivet his points with. He mostly does leather ones but sometimes does woven too and always rivets rather than sews
by Clarenceboy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Medieval Board games

Hopefully this works, downloaded to my phone and uploaded from it so fingers crossed

Apparently it doesn't work :-( POP in a Google search for "pyrography - art" and have a look at the document with the address starting with www.florilegium.org/files/.../Pyrography-art
by Clarenceboy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Medieval Board games

Having just done some very quick looking on the net into the history of Pyrography in the medieval period there is plenty of evidence for it being practiced on wood for decorative or marking reasons, from alter pieces to chests and harps, however it doesnt explicitly mention its use on leather or th...
by Clarenceboy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Medieval Board games

Is that no, you don't know of any evidence or no you don't believe scorching the board is correct?
by Clarenceboy
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Re: Medieval Board games

There is certainly evidence of leather game boards surviving from the roman period and a lot of the games themselves (types and rules) survive unaltered through to the medieval period but with a quick look through the York finds book i can only see evidence of gaming pieces so may have to do a more ...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4774

Medieval Board games

Hoping to pick people brains on this. I'm looking at projects to have a go at over the winter months and having got a soldering iron to mess around with making pins I thought I would have a go at some game boards. Scorched and dyed on leather is the route I'm taking but I wondered if anyone knows of...
by Clarenceboy
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Table Supports
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Table Supports

Cor, went to lunch and came back to the answer! Yep thats about right except that I plan to have mine with just a single cross bar running through the center of the 'X' that way I figure it will be easier to take apart, flat pack and transport. Just got to decide if I attach the top of the 'X' to a ...
by Clarenceboy
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Table Supports
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Table Supports

Just wanted to see if anyone had some sources for various table support systems. I have seen plenty of images of the three legs set at 45 degrees to each other double tressel supports and the 'A' shape leg combined with a cross piece and single leg but I was wondering if anyone had seen any images o...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11043

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Just revisitin this, account is now written but at 913kb is too big to attach on here :-( if anyone is interested drop me a pm with your email and i'll send it on
by Clarenceboy
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10539

Re: Tent choices

We did a walk this February gone using some rough shelters and popped some pics on here if you were interested viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24524
by Clarenceboy
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10539

Re: Tent choices

I put together a bit of a list of suppliers in the past for our group, maybe it will prove useful http://www.pasttents.com/ http://www.tentorium.pl http://www.medieval-market.biz/ victor james ltd 01283 510285 http://www.Matuls.pl http://www.medievalfantasiesco.com/index.html http://www.tymmyt.com/h...
by Clarenceboy
Thu May 05, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Sourcing Horse tails
Replies: 6
Views: 7192

Re: WANTED: Horse tails

There are some here. Go through Google translate and search a bit but they are there http://ceskakorouhev.aspone.cz/bazar/Bazar.aspx more specificially here http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=cs&u=http://ceskakorouhev.aspone.cz/bazar/n_ostatni.aspx&ei=zq_DTeHHOo_Ksway1qTKDw...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11043

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

A place called Kidland forrest near a village called Alwinton in Northumberland
by Clarenceboy
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11043

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Another of the walkers just commenting on peoples questions and stuff. Weight wise we think we can slim down on some items and some duplications, less axes and tarps should make for a lighter load and with that we can probably drop one of the baskets. As for the cold and wet on the feet, its fine wh...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval bed
Replies: 30
Views: 7856

Re: Medieval bed

Cant recall if its this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Medieval-Furniture-Instructions-Historical-Reproductions/dp/0811728544/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1285668933&sr=8-1 or this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Constructing-Medieval-Furniture-Instructions-Historical/dp/0811727955/ref=sr_1_2...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to buy a decent polearm
Replies: 12
Views: 3774

Re: Where to buy a decent polearm

Just try and get one thats forged and not slab and socket would be my only advice. Slab and socket is like cotton shirts and chrome tan leather, nearly right but a moden way of getting there
by Clarenceboy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suspended shelving in tents
Replies: 17
Views: 3796

Re: Suspended shelving in tents

From my experience of a crows footed tent (I have one of the few that I know of in re-enactment) they seem to work fine with both the ropes and spokes in place. I have been wanting to try the set up with only using the crows feet but two things have stopped me so far. One is the amount of room you n...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suspended shelving in tents
Replies: 17
Views: 3796

Re: Suspended shelving in tents

Happy to agree with you that many pics are allergoricial rather than snap shots of whats going on but the image i'm talking about (http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/sca/tents/pictures/froissart/i3_0024.jpg) isn't a seige and does clearly show the bottom of the falling tent being very rumpled, it has a ...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suspended shelving in tents
Replies: 17
Views: 3796

Re: Suspended shelving in tents

Nope your right no images of the interior of tents (with or without spokes) but plenty of evidence, that for me, convinces. Images where some tents are shown with and some without crows feet ropes. An images with a pavillion tent fallen over and the shape of the roof is still intact suggesting inter...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suspended shelving in tents
Replies: 17
Views: 3796

Re: Suspended shelving in tents

Regarding the spokes/spars thing. I am personally happy with the evidence around for there being tents with spars as well as ones with hoops and other with just crows feet arrangements. Spent a long time looking at sources before getting my tent and im my opinion there were tents that did use spokes...

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