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by bournio
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: tuning bells
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Surely trial and error is the way everything was tuned? Even including the tempered scale and stuff like that?
by bournio
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: caldicot last weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 2672

I thought Linnet Clough was damp this weekend! at least we didnt have a flood!
by bournio
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Cheese Grater
Replies: 9
Views: 3582

Chopping it thinly should work in a lot of recipes!

Or if its a crumbly cheese, no worries there eh?
by bournio
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 25188

Dave B... not gonna stop shooting them though!
by bournio
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4417

guthrie wrote:Colin, I'm sure we've told you before, just because it is in a film, best selling books, and you can buy it in shops doesn't mean its historically accurate!


Damn... There goes my Braveheart kit :( I worked so hard on getting it accurate too! :roll:
by bournio
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Kids Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

whack the rat!
Get a tube fixed to a board, and a beanbag(or a rag-doll) give it a piece of wool as a tail.

Drop the "rat" down the tube, the kid has to hit the rat with a bat/stick, if they hit it they get a prize

(See what scouting taught me?!)
by bournio
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archer's pick.
Replies: 20
Views: 4661

Yeah... and if you're being inauthentic a rake works really well!
by bournio
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 25188

Shoot as many grey's as possible guys!
Hang on... is it possible to have a grey squirrel in that period in the Uk?
by bournio
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archer's pick.
Replies: 20
Views: 4661

Presumably! or getting arrows out of wood, or chopping anything going
by bournio
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Yeah, English yew is terrible! though Witch Elm would've been around, and that makes nice bows!

It doesn't say whether the bows are finished, so maybe they are unfinished staves so bowyers in the uk finish them?

it's just me sticking my oar in!
by bournio
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers armour breast plates
Replies: 18
Views: 2983

the draw looks really strange... but maybe it is forced to be like that due to the helm and the breast? I dunno... maybe i'm just used to the straight back, elbow making a slightly vertical arc draw, if that makes sense?
by bournio
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 28563

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:if he understood what it was all about then he was missing the point.


I think that sums both things up quite nicely!
by bournio
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic short gaiters
Replies: 3
Views: 668

My god... Gaiters haven't changed... except the Gore-tex ones!
by bournio
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: violin/fiddle
Replies: 18
Views: 5698

I use them interchangably(thats not spelt right!) except some classical people will shout at you if you call their instrument a fiddle! The few folk fiddlers(Ooo err) i've talked to don't particularly mind what people call the instrument!
by bournio
Fri May 30, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Fire!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2366

if they're not designed to be moved, could you use pegs? I'm sure most people won't get a hot enough fire to melt them: have a tray with holes, or box section welded into the corners, then holes through the outside corners, and a short peg to keep them in place? Assuming that you're making straight ...
by bournio
Tue May 27, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Celebration of Celts 2008
Replies: 60
Views: 6486

it's odd how things that you learnt 7 years ago that didnt seem important stick in the mind!
by bournio
Tue May 27, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Celebration of Celts 2008
Replies: 60
Views: 6486

People get fussy about things like that... but in all honesty as long as it's understandable it doesn't really matter!

I only know about CE through our RE lessons in school... something about it being apparently less offensive to people of other religions?
by bournio
Wed May 14, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'
Replies: 29
Views: 4115

Make char cloth?
It's not hard, I'm assuming you can use a ceramic pot for it... and it gets rid of light scraps of material!
by bournio
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teeth and authenticity
Replies: 29
Views: 4229

I've got wonky teeth... I don't particularly care, i can still bite or chew... it's from me using my mouth to hold all sorts of things... pulling rope with my teeth was possibly the stupidest! I've not got braces, never had them... i think it'd be quite a major job to straighten them all out anyway!
by bournio
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 14765

We've got a back yard, with loads of herbs, some growing out of cracks in the concrete... a couple of bay trees, bonsai oak trees. A back garden with 2 oak trees, daffodils, brambles, fushia, rhubarb... A front garden with a budleia, rosemary, other random plants that i don't know. The delicate way ...

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