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by paul atkin
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Suppliers of hardwoods?
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Re: Suppliers of hardwoods?

and for those in the area i can strongly recommend Nick over at British Airdried Hardwoods, half the price of boddys just pm me if you want contact details. he trades from wilberfoss near York
by paul atkin
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 3977

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

Thanks everyone for the info on things. In an attempt to summarise am I somewhere close with the following Coopered mugs: Around before the 15th century and date back to roman and iron age but not evidence for England in the 15th but do come in very soon after with a find on the Mary Rose Turned mu...
by paul atkin
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 3977

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

James The Archer wrote:From memory, visting the Mary Rose, there was coopered mugs, but thats tudor, so might have been around from previous times, just can't remembery anything at moment

you mean this one
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i dont know of any others apart from a roman one
by paul atkin
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 3977

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

15 century wooden mugs/ coopered mugs, nope and nope, plenty of turned cups before the 11th century and a very nice coopered mug from the roman period, ( i blame the french for a change in eating and drinking habbits) turned wooden boxes would be more suitable than birch ones. and those mugs in your...
by paul atkin
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon forge and smelting
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Re: Saxon forge and smelting

Welcome Owen and good luck with your venture into reenactment, i cant help much with the information that you need, but all i can say is that i very much admire your work, :D someone will be along shortly know doubt with helpfull info
by paul atkin
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Re: A few questions.

master jarvis if you have an interest in pole lathe turning start here http://www.bodgers.org.uk/index.php
a whole load of knowledge and folks that will help, just go to the ask and answer forum
by paul atkin
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Re: A few questions.

As Chris said, we do have woodworkers who have pole-lathes and tools, so it's worth talking to them about how they do it. Also, be aware that you may be stepping on some-one's toes if you're not careful. If there's an established pole-lather in a group and you turn up trying to do the same 'shtick'...
by paul atkin
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Re: A few questions.

your idea of a pole support is certainly viable, but you would also have to anchor it down so why bother carring extra wood, just whack a stake into the ground tie it to that and support with simple X frame, my lathe is built using wedged tennons perfectly acceptable they date back to at least the v...
by paul atkin
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wood ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 3604

thanks for the compliment on my work :D i see you live in york, so why dont you get in touch and pop over to the workshop sometime
by paul atkin
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: eating platters.
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

gregory i would be very interested in any info you could come up with on treen trenchours, this is a good report on bread trenchers Trenchers - A Brief History By HL Baric Firehand (Bear) The social history of the bread trencher, a plate usually cut from a small loaf of stale bread, is sketchy at be...
by paul atkin
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: eating platters.
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

try this bloke, he's good http://paulatkin.co.uk/ oh shucks cheers chris :oops: :oops: general eating platters for that period as sophia says nope, they dont become common till 16/17th century when folk started eating at tables and probably had slowly evolved from the bread trenchers, most folks at...
by paul atkin
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8085

reading through several books, i cant find any evidence of loom weights from a warp weighted loom been found in this country after the tenth century, anyone out there know any different??????????????????????
by paul atkin
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8085

Ariarnia wrote:
Paul - ah ha!

does that mean she can tell me how to use it/how it works or that you made it and so can make one/tell me how?


She most certainly could show you how to warp it up and use it, and yep i made it.......
by paul atkin
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8085

Re: weaving/loom

Was poking about on the internets and I came across this. I wondered what people thought. It's similar to the iron age one's I've seen being used, and someone used something very similar for an Irish 12th century site they recreated, but I haven't seen and archaeology or illustrations of it. Before...
by paul atkin
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: looking for a viking group
Replies: 23
Views: 5630

chrisanson wrote:our saxon group is at flag fen this weekend. after we have given the romano british a good ermmm shoeing i think we could make time for you lot :wink:

youve not met the mallet of luv yet have you matey :D see you at the weekend :D
by paul atkin
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Combat/battle braiding?
Replies: 22
Views: 4955

ps they also double up as skittles (two products in one) :D
by paul atkin
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Combat/battle braiding?
Replies: 22
Views: 4955

and some simpler ones
by paul atkin
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Combat/battle braiding?
Replies: 22
Views: 4955

by paul atkin
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wood ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 3604

cheers PP are you by in any chance in need of a bigger pestle :wink:
by paul atkin
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3051

MARIN PM ME WITH SOME DETAILS have you had a final demand or a summons

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