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  Topic: Looking for a PC fishing creel
Captain Midnight

Replies: 3
Views: 10646

PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:18 pm   Subject: Looking for a PC fishing creel
Whatever happened to this guy? I remember he made all sorts of neat period-authentic fishing gear. Has he gone away?
  Topic: Regarding the shoe-pack.
Captain Midnight

Replies: 22
Views: 23198

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:27 pm   Subject: Re: Double-sole moccasins.
Thanks. I have 4 pairs of moccasins, as I wear moccasins all the time. I found it easier to sew another sole onto my centre seam moccasins than make a pair of shoe-packs.
I have sewn a double sole on ...
  Topic: Converting A Coat Pattern
Captain Midnight

Replies: 1
Views: 3365

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:19 pm   Subject: Converting A Coat Pattern
Hello friends, I have the pattern from J.P. Ryan for a 1770's era coat, and my question is could the pattern be tweaked a bit to create an acceptable coat of an earlier period (1750's)? I know the 177 ...
  Topic: Spanish Cartridge Box
Captain Midnight

Replies: 10
Views: 5974

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:09 am   Subject: Spanish Cartridge Box
Thanks so much, Two Birds! I have sent a request to join the group.
  Topic: Spanish Cartridge Box
Captain Midnight

Replies: 10
Views: 5974

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:26 am   Subject: Spanish Cartridge Box
Thanks Two Birds, for some reason, that link doesn't work.
  Topic: Kill Devil
Captain Midnight

Replies: 0
Views: 4414

PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:05 pm   Subject: Kill Devil
Does anyone know how to make a "Kill Devil"? It was a device used for fishing in the 18th century. It was basically a floating wooden reel that would unwind to a point when the fish was hook ...
  Topic: Spanish Cartridge Box
Captain Midnight

Replies: 10
Views: 5974

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:53 am   Subject: Spanish Cartridge Box
Thanks Adam and Redhill. The Spanish crest imprinted upon those flaps is exactly what I am looking for. Anyone know of a close up picture of this crest or a source for the stamp which produces them?
  Topic: Spanish Cartridge Box
Captain Midnight

Replies: 10
Views: 5974

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:23 pm   Subject: Spanish Cartridge Box
Friends, can anyone point me in the direction of any website or photos of Spanish cartridge boxes, either shoulder-slung or belly box style, from the first quarter of the 18th century? I need examples ...
  Topic: What's your firelocks name?
Captain Midnight

Replies: 45
Views: 25747

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:08 pm   Subject: What's your firelocks name?
My fowler is called "Diehard" after falling out of the vise while being built and suffering a broken stock. It was repaired and is my main long arm now.
  Topic: Petiagua
Captain Midnight

Replies: 2
Views: 6056

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:36 pm   Subject: Petiagua
Hmmm....I wonder what modern boat plans would most resemble this hull...
  Topic: gourd
Captain Midnight

Replies: 15
Views: 7384

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:14 pm   Subject: gourd
There are different types of paraffin. Some are for candle-making, which is the type that indeed cannot be eaten, then there is the type for canning and candy-making and such. Read this exerpt from an ...
  Topic: gourd
Captain Midnight

Replies: 15
Views: 7384

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:00 pm   Subject: gourd
but its NOTfor eating.. its PETROLEUM.... like engine OIL, GASOLINE....


Right. It is not for eating. But the paraffin designed for food use is NOT toxic, otherwise they would not make it to seal ...
  Topic: gourd
Captain Midnight

Replies: 15
Views: 7384

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:08 pm   Subject: gourd
why use toxic parafin??? its made from petroleum... use beeswax..
Paraffin is not toxic....


You're right there. Paraffin is used extensively in home canning. They use it to seal food in Mason j ...
  Topic: Militia Drill Manual
Captain Midnight

Replies: 4
Views: 3582

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:33 pm   Subject: Militia Drill Manual
Thank you, Mario! Do you know if the original manual contained pictures or diagrams of the various commands and positions? You know, like the Norfolk Militia manual?
  Topic: Militia Drill Manual
Captain Midnight

Replies: 4
Views: 3582

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:59 am   Subject: Militia Drill Manual
Does anyone know where I might find a (preferably) used copy of either Pickering's An Easy Plan of Discipline For a Militia, or The Norfolk Militia Drill manual for sale? I would prefer a used copy of ...
 
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