Search found 50 matches

by Paul D
Sat May 07, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: New Book

Many thanks. I do hope you buy a copy as I would welcome your feedback. Like the idea of talking to the booksellers, but I don't know any. I have tried to spread the word by email to the people I know so time will tell if it sells or not. This is the hard part now marketting the damn thing. Take car...
by Paul D
Sat May 07, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Butchers- can you recommend any books?
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: Butchers- can you recommend any books?

Also see i you can acces the TV programme "Filthy Cities". There was quite some detail about the cheats that back street butchers would employ to use all parts of a pig, incliding the head, heart etc and how they would use chemicals to disguise rotten meat as fresh sausage. You may be able...
by Paul D
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Coppicing Hazel
Replies: 17
Views: 10463

Re: Coppicing Hazel

Hello Paul D Many thanks ranger. I am brand new to this game so some of your words and phrases I do not understand (rides? stool?). Hopefully the pictures will make everything clear. I really appreciate you taking the time to give such a comprehansive answer and look forward to the pictures. Cheers...
by Paul D
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

New Book

Hi all. I am not ay present a trader, but hope I have put this in the right place (if not I am sure our moderators will put me right). I have just finished my first childens fantasy. adventure novel "Brad and the Initial Jaunts. It is aimed at kids 9-14 ad also at "young at hear" adul...
by Paul D
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Coppicing Hazel
Replies: 17
Views: 10463

Re: Coppicing Hazel

All makes perfect sense. Many thanks Mick
by Paul D
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Coppicing Hazel
Replies: 17
Views: 10463

Coppicing Hazel

Can anyone please tell me when is the best time of the year for cutting hazel for hurdle making?

Many thanks.
by Paul D
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Re: WANTED ;Shark / Ray Skin

Thanks Jack.
by Paul D
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Re: WANTED ;Shark / Ray Skin

what size peice you after? They do a 7"x4" peice of ray skin on ebay for £4.50 with shipping http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Piece-Stingray-Hide-Shagreen-Black-7x4-Inches-/160539767820?pt=UK_Crafts_Leathercraft_LE&hash=item2560ea740c Hi pod. It turns out that £4.50 piece is not suitable, BUT th...
by Paul D
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone

Karen Larsdatter wrote:Dunno if it'd help (it is a fairly random assortment) but http://www.larsdatter.com/grindstone.htm has a few examples of this, I think.



Thanks Karen. Still not conviced though. They seem mostly made of wood (please convince me otherwise).
by Paul D
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone

b**ger!. I will still hang on to it as it may come in handy for Victorian events. Thanks for taking the time to reply.;-)
by Paul D
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone

There are pics of wooden ones and the Mary Rose surviving base is wood, with well. Makes sense, as it would be cheaper to make. Yeah thanks for this, but are you aware of any made of iron? I think I am clutching at straws but surely SOMEONE would or could have had a metal framed version??? Take care
by Paul D
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Treadle Operated Sharpening stone

I have just bought the above which is of metal construction which I was hoping to use as a Tudor. I have been advised (unsupringly really) that all Tudor sharpening wheels would have been built of wood. Can anyone please let me know if they have ever come across evidence of metal frames being used? ...
by Paul D
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Re: WANTED ;Shark / Ray Skin

what size peice you after? They do a 7"x4" peice of ray skin on ebay for £4.50 with shipping http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Piece-Stingray-Hide-Shagreen-Black-7x4-Inches-/160539767820?pt=UK_Crafts_Leathercraft_LE&hash=item2560ea740c Hi pod. It turns out that £4.50 piece is not suitable, BUT th...
by Paul D
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Re: WANTED ;Shark / Ray Skin

Lightweight!Get a dogfish too, meduck, they're worth the effort. I found a sharp flexible serrated grapefruit knife the most effective thing for skinning mine.All the smooth blades didn't work well at all, and I had some razor sharp ones. Even tried razors. He tasted awful though, kind of squishy, ...
by Paul D
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Re: WANTED ;Shark / Ray Skin

what size peice you after? They do a 7"x4" peice of ray skin on ebay for £4.50 with shipping http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Piece-Stingray-Hide-Shagreen-Black-7x4-Inches-/160539767820?pt=UK_Crafts_Leathercraft_LE&hash=item2560ea740c Great pod - logged on - saw it - bought it. You're a star (an...
by Paul D
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Re: WANTED ;Shark / Ray Skin

Unfortunately you are going to spend some money. Try Traditional materials through tod http://www.todsstuff.co.uk/index.htm , they have a stock of the weird and wonderful. Or nip down to somewhere next the sea with a decent fishing community and ask about. Dog skin is fine for sandpaper. Shagreen i...
by Paul D
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'
Replies: 19
Views: 12368

Sourcing Shark / Ray Skin 'sandpaper'

Can someone please tell me where I can get hold of some shark or ray skin (shagreen) that I can use as "Tudor sandpaper", without having to take out a second mortgage?

Thanks in anticipation.
by Paul D
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: READ ME - THIS FORUM FOR HELP WITH THE BOARDS
Replies: 17
Views: 11690

Re: READ ME - THIS FORUM FOR HELP WITH THE BOARDS

Ihave posted before and joined around March time. As a bit of a luddite it is probly something I've dun wrong
by Paul D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?
Replies: 10
Views: 3643

Re: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?

Bevis Gittens wrote:Peter's rather difficult to navigate web site is at http://groups.google.co.uk/group/crossmancrafts

Bevis

Thanks Bevis - I'll give it a go. Have you actually used it?
by Paul D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?
Replies: 10
Views: 3643

Re: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?

This is interesting stuff for a new reenactor. How can I contact Peter Crossman please?

Go to advanced search