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by Steve Stocker
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Deer Skin
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

What scource quotes 17th Century buff coats as being made from deer skin?
I'm interested in case my research is wrong, but the only non-Cow/Buffalo hide thick enough would be Elk or similar.
:?:
by Steve Stocker
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: a question history buffs should be able to answer
Replies: 9
Views: 3413

Spanish Civil War. It only ended then because Franco said it had.
by Steve Stocker
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Huan the unhappy re-enactor
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Huan the unhappy re-enactor

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He lets us know when he's had enough....... :)
by Steve Stocker
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather warning
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Tod, I think cost accounts for most purchase decisions. I stock full-weight buff but sell very little, interest is high until price is mentioned. For one of my full buff-coats, the cost of hide equals the cost of manufacture. Nobody buys chrome hide from me without knowing it, so I'm not sure ignora...
by Steve Stocker
Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 6543

Lucy,
Thanks very much for the fomula, people have been asking me how much cord is on the linen bobbins and cops I sell and I have not been able to answer. Now I can :D

Steve
by Steve Stocker
Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Strenghtening leather
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Neil, If you melt beeswax onto the outer surface, it will look terrible when it is struck but you can re-melt and polish the scars after the event. You won't remove the dents but they are camouflaged from a distance and you get a shiny new look. Otherwise, you have to cover the leather - with some m...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 6543

Lucy, My linen shirts are stitched with 25/3 linen thread. I sell it. For those of you who want to know: How Thread Sizes are calculated Taking for example a "18/3" thread: The "3" refers to the number of yarns that have been plied together. The "18" indicates that it takes 5,400 yards of such yarn ...
by Steve Stocker
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wind Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 6577

Would you class Jorge as a wind instrument then?
:)
by Steve Stocker
Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 6003

Jorge,
It could be leather of course, butt stitched.
Steve
by Steve Stocker
Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 17755

Twas Cadmus Dave, the old furry rascal. It seems he will be at the NLHF.