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by Mark Griffin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

Re: Norman tent

Use two dowels (shinken as we samurai say...) and make sure they are snug fit, you can't have any play. Using two means you have a fail-safe method in place. I'd be using steel pins with pulls on each end if 'twer me. Basically I try and avoid any su=system that has fiddly bits that can be forgotten...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14863

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Don't need one for making amounts that small luckily. As long as I tell the Harbour Master I'm going to be making a wee bit of smoke on the quayside, that's about it.
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: canvas tent
Replies: 7
Views: 2287

Re: canvas tent

where the wind will blow a large % of your stuff away, and in random directions, inc over you. You'd still need full PPE and spend more I'm afraid.

#beentheredonethat
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14863

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Most of their fac and explosives laws underwent a revision 2 years ago but its not published anywhere that i can find. I'm familiar with the bp shooters over there, but they prob wouldn't know the rules on making for a demo. Interestingly when they did an fac audit they found a chap with 360 for the...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

Thanks for that Sasha. So that's now to the mid 1970's catered for...
by Mark Griffin
Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14863

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Anyone got the Channel Islands rules? Specifically looking at the making small amounts rule. if they even have one...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

Because I'm interested in knowing? Call it idle curiosity prompted by my full time work in historical reconstruction and the wish to understand how and why re-enactors do and say things whilst saying it's empirical fact.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: My boots are too small
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

Re: My boots are too small

soak boots (best done standing in bath and squeeze feet in, leave to dry very slowly. It will only improve things by a small amount but you don;'t say how tight they are.

If it works with bare feet then start adding socks but it will only stretch so far.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Celtic Chariot
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Re: Celtic Chariot

LOVELY!

Good to see you have a houndskull bascinet to complete the set-up, only 1000 years or so out so way better than many out there

:o 8-) :roll:
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

Thanks for that. What i meant was (sorry for not being clearer) was in ref to a warning before weapons are fired.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

Whats the first use of this phrase?

By tradition I can go no further back than the 1920's but haven't looked at anything written yet.
by Mark Griffin
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval garden tools
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Re: Medieval garden tools

Any smith, given source material, will be able to do these. Gareth, has Sally says, does fine stuff as well as Andy Kirkham, Red Dog forge etc.

Museum of London has some nice little hand tools, no idea if they are on display but its a great site for rummaging in the stores.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: English lieutenant's woman
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Re: English lieutenant's woman

Just seen this, sorry. Have you asked Izabella at Prior Attire?
by Mark Griffin
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 21991

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

Unless you are in some kind of military order of course..... No good joining a Templar unit as a lowly soldier and turning up as Baldwin of Flanders but without shoes.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Elizabethan 1580 Buff Jerkin
Replies: 1
Views: 2002

Re: Elizabethan 1580 Buff Jerkin

whereabouts are you rich? If in London pop along to the MoL, they have one in store. I've measured it but all the notes and pattern and in storage unfortunately. the shoulder construction was like this later one http://thegoodwyfe.blogspot.co.uk/2012_02_01_archive.html This is also in the MoL but no...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh Hall event
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

Kelmarsh Hall event

event announcement in the usual place...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WW1 tunic
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: WW1 tunic

where are you Ellie?

I can certainly help out.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Re: lance suppliers

Ooh, nice one Matt. I'm passing through there tomorrow!
by Mark Griffin
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646
Replies: 11
Views: 4036

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Coventry i suspect.

That probably goes for where is the nearest anything from Ceredigion!
by Mark Griffin
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646
Replies: 11
Views: 4036

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

You might want to consider getting a bit of space at one of the markets and getting some leaflets and publicity out there as well as starting an FB page as this forum isn't exactly busy.

Yours,

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Re: lance suppliers

Granted its not in anyway related, but properties are close. Esp when talking about long pointy pokey things.

Its as close as you are going to get without sourcing popla, not exactly falling off the shelves in B&Q.....
by Mark Griffin
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"
Replies: 9
Views: 3812

Re: Cheap uniforms required - "Blackadder Goes Forth"

£80 per day is exorbitant. Ask here http://www.harveysofhove.co.uk/ they specialise in sets of costume for Oh What a Lovely War, Journeys End etc and will be no-where near that. I'd charge a bit more than that for one week, then a reducing scale for any other part weeks thereof. I 'm not big on WW1 ...
by Mark Griffin
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian kit on a budget?
Replies: 25
Views: 12555

Re: Victorian kit on a budget?

Just got myself an excellent John Bull style hat from Kitty Hats in High Wycombe and stove pipes from Armordillo at Torm.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Re: lance suppliers

You can buy from Historic Enterprises, theirs are sectional and can be posted.

But most jousters make their own now. Wood from here, toolsandtimber.co.uk, then get planing!

Tulipwood is the norm, its basically non european poplar so is light but has strength.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Sword makers
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Sword makers

Missing out that list are Tim Noyes at Heron, Paul McDonald and JG Elmslie
by Mark Griffin
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: canvas tent
Replies: 7
Views: 2287

Re: canvas tent

when spraying the inside, wear full PPE no mater how 'safe' it purports to be. a bit of info here (use with caution) http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=12771 and if using linseed, be aware of the self-combustion issue http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new boy
Replies: 12
Views: 6831

Re: My new boy

Ho de ho. Even Peri above is a bit big to be honest, although his length is fine. So the profile is right, scale is just a bit wrong. But it is literally a gift horse. Not free, but his abilities and potential are amazing. And I didn't want to spend the next 6 months getting on and off mad Spanish s...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new boy
Replies: 12
Views: 6831

My new boy

Meet Pericles, an 8yr old 16.2 Irish stallion.

Fingers crossed for many years trouble free jousting!

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14863

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Sorry to hear about that John, what a git.
by Mark Griffin
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14863

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Sorry to hear about that John, what a git.

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