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Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:07 pm
by Lockthegrain
Dear one and all,

News for all you beer and cider lovers. I am a turner and furniture maker from Northamptonshire. I hand turn medieval style beer tankards, from locally sourced timbers, such and sycamore, cherry, apple, Elm, Oak and even Yew. My Tankards are finish with a food safe finish which last many years. As far as I am aware I am the only one in the country that makes this style of tankard. If you are interested then Please visit my website for further details.

Regards
http://www.lockthegrain.co.uk
James Lock

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:14 pm
by Dave B
They are very nice, but I'm not sure there was any such thing in the medieval period was there?

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:28 am
by acecat999
Lockthegrain wrote:Dear one and all,

News for all you beer and cider lovers. I am a turner and furniture maker from Northamptonshire. I hand turn medieval style beer tankards, from locally sourced timbers, such and sycamore, cherry, apple, Elm, Oak and even Yew. My Tankards are finish with a food safe finish which last many years. As far as I am aware I am the only one in the country that makes this style of tankard. If you are interested then Please visit my website for further details.

Regards
http://www.lockthegrain.co.uk
James Lock



isn't Yew toxic?

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:02 am
by Lockthegrain
Yes Yew is poisonious, the sap and the needles and the husk of the berry... the tankards are sealed.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:59 pm
by Mark Griffin
Glad to hear they are sealed but apart from coopered mugs (tigg/tygg etc) then i haven't seen anything similar. Unless its in pewter danging from an SK members belt of course.....

But they are nice, good work.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:00 pm
by Mark Griffin
What there isn't enough of to drink from in the medieval world is nice maple wood mazers....

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:15 pm
by Jorge
Mark Griffin wrote:What there isn't enough of to drink from in the medieval world is nice maple wood mazers....


Like this? http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/70012099?rpp=20&pg=1&rndkey=20121230&ft=*&deptids=17|7&where=United+Kingdom&what=Drinking+vessels&pos=5

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:53 pm
by Mark Griffin
Yes please, I'll have two.

I know Gareth has made some earlier ones with nice silver rims.

They don't have to have fancy rims and decorations, but the right profile and maple ones seem to be v popular.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:09 pm
by Jorge
Mark Griffin wrote:Yes please, I'll have two.

I know Gareth has made some earlier ones with nice silver rims.

They don't have to have fancy rims and decorations, but the right profile and maple ones seem to be v popular.


So would I for sure...

I agree with you Mark. Right profile and dimensions, proper wood and I believe a lot of people would have their purse quite ready.

James here, Robin Wood and other wood workers would be perfectly able to make them mazers... Straight, simple ones and, even, fancy silver rimmed ones for the well-off with exquisite tastes...

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:10 pm
by Mark Griffin
You have me going!

Not gallavanting about in a certain kitchen then?

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:12 pm
by Jorge
Mark Griffin wrote:You have me going!

Not gallavanting about in a certain kitchen then?


Absolutely not... :angel: Just advertising the advantages and joys of medieval technology...

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:18 am
by gregory23b
Mark, he is not who you think he is, unless of course you know Jorge.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:57 pm
by Mark Griffin
Hic! :crazy:

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:22 pm
by Jorge
gregory23b wrote:Mark, he is not who you think he is, unless of course you know Jorge.


How many people here, apart from you and me, are called Jorge? You everybody knows. Me, almost all don't. Unless there's somebody here who used to go the annual medieval reenactment meetings in the castle of Terena, in Portugal, some years ago. I run the event along with other OCSP staff.

People from Y Cantreff, Medieval Combat Society, Woodville Household and others, from the UK and other countries alike, attended once, twice or all of the meetings until the event ended.

I've been retired regarding reenactment, but I'm planning to get back to it. I'm particularly interested in the second half of the 15th century, circa 1475.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:36 pm
by gregory23b
Griff was in his 'copos' and thought you were me. He should have known better.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:50 pm
by Mark Griffin
hic!

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:01 pm
by Jorge
gregory23b wrote:Griff was in his 'copos' and thought you were me. He should have known better.


Well, it proves he enjoys some of the pleasures of life... That's what's this thread, in a way, is all about... Tankards, or mazers, what are they for?

Cheers, Mark! No problem at all regarding myself. I thought you were just talking to a fellow re-enactor, not to a well known friend of yours. As far as I know the only time we met before was via this selfsame forum, when I PMed you a document regarding King Joao I's jupon.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:06 pm
by Mark Griffin
A meeting i still cherish!. Sorry, I'm onto the sweet sherry, its that time of the evening.... :-)

I'm having to research 1680's dragoons, celtic spears and bronze age axes all at the same time and my head hurts.

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:16 pm
by Jorge
Mark Griffin wrote:A meeting i still cherish!. Sorry, I'm onto the sweet sherry, its that time of the evening.... :-)

I'm having to research 1680's dragoons, celtic spears and bronze age axes all at the same time and my head hurts.


Sherry... Whetting your appetite for dinner, eh?

Good luck with that huge task of yours... That's quite a span of time, indeed!

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:20 pm
by Mark Griffin
doing it round the wrong way, its a post-repast aperitif......

Re: Hand Turned Medieval Beer Tankards

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:04 pm
by Colin Middleton
Mark Griffin wrote:Yes please, I'll have two.

I know Gareth has made some earlier ones with nice silver rims.

They don't have to have fancy rims and decorations, but the right profile and maple ones seem to be v popular.


I know that Robin Wood does some like the Met example, but they're horrifyingly expensive (it's all that hand-worked silver). I've got one of his un-rimmed ones and it's a little delight to use. Track me down at Kelmarsh and I'll show you (and probably be drinking from it).

Best wishes.