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  Topic: Wooden Hayrake Details
Capt John Black

Replies: 7
Views: 10319

PostForum: Traditional Gardening   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:54 am   Subject: Wooden Hayrake Details
Very nice work!
  Topic: Goose Hunting
Capt John Black

Replies: 5
Views: 6294

PostForum: Traditional Hunting   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:42 am   Subject: Goose Hunting
I'm using a .750 cal. fowler, and yes we have to use a non toxic shot in RI too, which I am having some trouble finding. So this should be an adventure! Pictures to follow, in a few weeks.
  Topic: Goose Hunting
Capt John Black

Replies: 5
Views: 6294

PostForum: Traditional Hunting   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:01 pm   Subject: Goose Hunting
Has anyone ever gone goose hunting with a flintlock? I am planning on giving it a shot, early goose season is next month. Just wanted to get some opinions, advice, or whatnot. Thanks.
  Topic: How old are YOU???
Capt John Black

Replies: 87
Views: 34391

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:01 am   Subject: How old are YOU???
I came across this when I was searching for something else, but I was happy to find it. I am going to be 40 this year. I started out in this reenactment business when I was about 20. It seemed like th ...
  Topic: Priming Horn Project
Capt John Black

Replies: 8
Views: 7550

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:59 am   Subject: Re: priming horn
[/quote]Wow! I didn't realize it was solid for that distance. You could use a dremel tool to hollow it out. I did that with a cow horn that was mostly solid and it worked for me.
Regards jim c[/quo ...
  Topic: Priming Horn Project
Capt John Black

Replies: 8
Views: 7550

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:46 am   Subject: Priming Horn Project
If you don't do like I've been known to do and drill right thru the side.

Just a thought.

That is exactly what I am afraid of!

Thanks.
  Topic: Priming Horn Project
Capt John Black

Replies: 8
Views: 7550

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:39 pm   Subject: Priming Horn Project
I know what you are saying, and that worked fine for the powder horn, which I am just finishing up. The priming horn is just a 8 inch long horn tip that is 98% solid. I thought that there might be a q ...
  Topic: Priming Horn Project
Capt John Black

Replies: 8
Views: 7550

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:09 pm   Subject: Priming Horn Project
Ok I need help. I was given a nice cow horn from a friend and I thought I would make a priming horn. I had a general idea on how to make it. So I started cutting and discovered That the end of the hor ...
  Topic: On Line Diaries and Journals
Capt John Black

Replies: 4
Views: 8433

PostForum: Resource Listing   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:22 pm   Subject: On Line Diaries and Journals
Thank you very much. I have been searching for days and only found two so far.
  Topic: On Line Diaries and Journals
Capt John Black

Replies: 4
Views: 8433

PostForum: Resource Listing   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:14 pm   Subject: On Line Diaries and Journals
I am looking for some sources for on line first hand accounts of daily life circa 1700-1740ish. Particularly personal diaries and journals. Can anyone help?
  Topic: Wet weather gear?
Capt John Black

Replies: 42
Views: 22431

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:42 am   Subject: Wet weather gear?
You are correct I have a linen shirt that I wear. I'll have to have the wife get on with making me a new shirt. Thanks.
  Topic: oil cloth
Capt John Black

Replies: 30
Views: 69906

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:14 am   Subject: oil cloth
I'm Sorry Captain John...,

I failed to note you mentioned beeswax. I think the drying process with japan or turpentine would be inhibited with beeswax added to the mixture, and the cloth would sta ...
  Topic: Wet weather gear?
Capt John Black

Replies: 42
Views: 22431

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:42 pm   Subject: Wet weather gear?
I guess I was thinking to modern, I was just hoping to find something. I have been wet, really wet, on the a mountain trail in the rain, and then the snow. Wet wool gets really heavy when the snow and ...
  Topic: Grometts?
Capt John Black

Replies: 4
Views: 11038

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:01 pm   Subject: Grometts?
Hammered in metal grommets? The earliest that I know of is in the 1820's, the reference is on corsets. I did find a that sail eyelet grommets were used later in the 1840's. That's about it. For 18th c ...
  Topic: oil cloth
Capt John Black

Replies: 30
Views: 69906

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:52 pm   Subject: oil cloth
I made oil cloth late this summer. I bought a tarp, some linseed oil, beeswax, and light brown pint. Mixed it all in a pot, boiled it, and rolled it on the tarp with a paint roller. It took over four ...
 
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