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by stephen wheatley
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 4291

Re: Drill Muskets

Very nice work, are you selling these? What tools do you use for rebating the barrel into the stock?

SW
by stephen wheatley
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: who wants spring steel?
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: who wants spring steel?

Always interested in good spring steel, I got siz hangers out of a £150 sheet of 4mm last year although I normally go for 35 x 1000 x 4mm billets - expensive.

Steve
by stephen wheatley
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather for Buff Coat
Replies: 22
Views: 5939

Re: Leather for Buff Coat

Thanks Darrell, I posted some pics of work in progress on the 1603 forum, working on some basket hilts and a mortuary at the moment - I like to have several on the go at once - only one is anything like finished. Will put up some more phots soon.

Steve
by stephen wheatley
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather for Buff Coat
Replies: 22
Views: 5939

Re: Leather for Buff Coat

Its one I made Darrell, spring steel blade and rivetted hilt, a swine to grind! but a great way to pass spare tine.

Steve
by stephen wheatley
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather for Buff Coat
Replies: 22
Views: 5939

Re: Leather for Buff Coat

Here's one I made from Clayton's leather - lovely heavy stuff but don't think I'll try the sword-proof test!
Armour 065.jpg
by stephen wheatley
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)
Replies: 7
Views: 3826

Re: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)

Have some better pics of some more unfinished stuff - I've yet to make decent pommel caps for all my swords as well as polish, grind blades etc.
Armour 065.jpg
Making the buff coat was a labour of love, armour is easy by comparison (at least to the standards I make it!)
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by stephen wheatley
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)
Replies: 7
Views: 3826

Re: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)

Hi Foxe, Thanks for your comment. I don't sell stuff because I don't think the finish (when they are finished) will be up to standard considering the quality and price of items from say Armourclass (great value), plus I make them for my own enjoyment and to decorate my walls. I suppose if I ever run...
by stephen wheatley
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)
Replies: 7
Views: 3826

Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)

Not sure this is the correct forum for these, should it be 'Creative Works'? Anyway here are some as yet unfinished dussagge, proto-mortuarys, hangers and basket hilts I've made to decorate the walls of my (far from baronial) dwelling. Great fun to make, require only a modicum of skill and modest to...
by stephen wheatley
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I obtain thick Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 2465

Re: Where can I obtain thick Leather

Got some really good oil tan buff from Claytons in Chesterfield. Great for a thick and supple buff coat.

Steve
by stephen wheatley
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dutch WW2 refugee on bike
Replies: 6
Views: 3264

Re: Dutch WW2 refugee on bike

Een leiflijke fiets! - Reminds me of a brilliant trip to Arnhem for the 50th back in 94, I'm an ex-Para, but not Arnhem vintage! Saw huge groups of young lads dressed in Dennison smocks and looking incredibly authentic; I thought they must be 2 or 3 Para lads dressed by and equipped by the AB Forces...