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by Errant Knight
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My wax carving from Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 2121

My wax carving from Australia

hi Everyone! I just wanted to share some photos of me doing some artwork. I have a lot of fun, so I shall spread the joy. Starting a 14th century plaque belt with Devil artwork. Carved from Bees wax. http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/cheekyknight/Wax%20Carving/starting_zps40405a2f.jpg http://...
by Errant Knight
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

thanks for the info, I will try this some day but I am also in the middle of making some gauntlets I found on a painting.

Does anyone know how they make (punch/drill) the holes on the post that the pin gets attached to? There is not much room there.
by Errant Knight
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

quote] Ahh, wait, you are in Australia. There'll probably be more local suppliers to you... For clay moulding, what you want is to mix the clay with organics, either chopped wool (or perhaps linen) about 2 or 3mm long, or else use horse dung, and it may well help if you have a fair bit of sand. I've...
by Errant Knight
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

Lady Cecily wrote:Jansson, I. 1981 ‘ Economic aspects of fine metal working in Viking Age Scandinavia’ in D.M. Wilson and M.L. Caygill, Economic Aspects of the Viking Age 1 -19 (British Museum Occasional Papers 30, London)


I live in Australia, how would I go about getting a copy of this? help appreciated.
by Errant Knight
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

Nice work and always good to see people working in the exact processes used at the time. I'd suspect those ball mounts would have been riveted into place afterwards as seperate castings, as it would have simplified the process and avoided undercuts entirely. Some of the later totoiseshell broches a...
by Errant Knight
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

hi & thanks for your replies, Guthrie: I have heard of mixing other waxes in together, but have only tried a modern modelling wax which didn't like being melted and was didn't like mixing either. Where does rosin & paraffin come from? As I was trying to do an all natural recreation, just lik...
by Errant Knight
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

Made from bees wax that I have added food colouring. It was all done free hand by me using simple tools. 1st step - try to make this oval shape look symetrical. It was harder than I imagined it would be. http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/cheekyknight/Viking%20Brooch/carve2.jpg 2nd step - carv...
by Errant Knight
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?

Lanolin, did its job keeping the rust away but very sticky to pick up. I think something fell on this breast plate because I don't remember it being this wide. I'm going to reshape it a little when my new hammers arive. Then I will probably start making myself a 15th c Italian suit. :D
by Errant Knight
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?

Heres some pics as requested. My first attempt at fluting with hammer and stake. :)
by Errant Knight
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?

ok, thanks for your help. I had previously made one and put sliding rivets in it but it didn't slide very easily. Guess I will try again but not get worried if it doesn't move well.
by Errant Knight
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?

what do you mean by "not forced to be"?
by Errant Knight
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

2 piece Gothic Breast Plate - Do they have sliding rivets?

hi Guys,

I made a 2 piece gothic breast plates quite a while ago and wasn't sure if they are meant to have any kind of movement between them.

Are they riveted to slide or not?
by Errant Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th c Italian Persona
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

Re: 14th c Italian Persona

haha, unfortunately you are dead right! A young lady who was studying to be a magazine journalist asked me to pose. Apart from these few photos I don't have many more.
by Errant Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th c Italian Persona
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

14th c Italian Persona

This is the start of my 14th c kit. Only allowed 3 pictures apparently, so I will post a reply later.

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