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  Topic: peep sights
Ironmule

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PostForum: Resource Listing   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:31 am   Subject: peep sights
I've got a book on Marksmanship that has a lot of historical items. Double set triggers and vernier peep sights were common in the 1500's on target crossbows in Switzerland. There was a photo of a 1 ...
  Topic: Boat building technique
Ironmule

Replies: 4
Views: 10845

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:47 pm   Subject: Boat building technique
I suppose the OP is long gone, but for the future, we could suggest to anyone wanting advice on how to build a boat, that they get Gardner's "Building Classic Small Craft" isbn 007142797X. ...
  Topic: hand sewn grommets
Ironmule

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:50 am   Subject: Google found a fellow re-enactor
http://www.frayedknotarts.com/sailmaking.html has some nice illustrations.

The purpose of a grommet is to spread the wear and keep a rope from tearing the canvas as it slides through under a h ...
  Topic: For the bite of a rattlesnake ...
Ironmule

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:38 pm   Subject: Six of one, a half dozen of the other,,,
Most plants produce natural antibiotics in their leaves and shoots to protect them from infection as critters bite them off in browsing. A poultice as described may have protected against infection. ...
 
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