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  Topic: smoothbore shooting
seesbirds

Replies: 21
Views: 19116

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:45 pm   Subject: smoothbore shooting
Mario,

it sounds like Spanish Moss and I have it all over my place down here. Next time we shoot I'll try it and report back.
  Topic: smoothbore shooting
seesbirds

Replies: 21
Views: 19116

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:20 pm   Subject: smoothbore shooting
I knew you guys would come through.

Thanks Guys!!
  Topic: smoothbore shooting
seesbirds

Replies: 21
Views: 19116

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:22 pm   Subject: smoothbore shooting
my buddy and I both have .62 smoothbores and we were postulating last night about how the weapons were loaded back in the day...e.g. we put in powder, an over the powder card, a wad, the shot, and an ...
  Topic: snowshoes in 1758
seesbirds

Replies: 4
Views: 4435

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:22 pm   Subject: snowshoes in 1758
Roger's Rangers battle of the snowshoes March 1758 Upstate NY
  Topic: snowshoes in 1758
seesbirds

Replies: 4
Views: 4435

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:21 pm   Subject: snowshoes in 1758
working on a horn and I need to know: what did snowshoes look like in 1758 ?
  Topic: Horn Help??
seesbirds

Replies: 3
Views: 3188

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:20 am   Subject: horn help
It looks like the artist took a horn that had been dyed and scratched away the dye to create the image. That's clever but I don't know how durable it will prove to be. How deep are the scratches? ...
  Topic: Somebody explain this to me...
seesbirds

Replies: 15
Views: 12137

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:26 am   Subject: somebody explain this to me...
Wahkahchim,

I was a financial advisor and branch manger for 25 years and left the business 12/31/09 to start a new career as a full time horner and scrimshander. After a year in my new "caree ...
  Topic: WTB - Scarce Round Ball Mould
seesbirds

Replies: 4
Views: 5121

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:05 am   Subject: WTB - Scarce Round Ball Mould
Larry Callahan out of Missouri makes fine bullet molds and I believe you can get them in almost any size.
  Topic: help I need to find wampum for craft projects!!!
seesbirds

Replies: 19
Views: 18958

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:04 am   Subject: help I need to find wampum for craft projects!!!
GASP! I've been reading on this board for several years and as a rule I've found folks on this board, as opposed to some others, vitally interested in keeping things as authentic and historically cor ...
  Topic: horn tips
seesbirds

Replies: 10
Views: 8210

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:45 am   Subject: horn tips
if you've got enough of a tip you can turn them for spout plugs.
  Topic: Scrimshaw
seesbirds

Replies: 21
Views: 36028

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:29 am   Subject: scrimshaw
I looked at this topic again today and since I am almost finished with a project thought I'd post a photo or two of what I'm doing these days. I know some of you aren't going to like it since it is d ...
  Topic: new horn
seesbirds

Replies: 0
Views: 2055

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:44 pm   Subject: new horn
Here are a couple of shots of a horn I'm working on. I've been posting regular shots of my progress on another forum and thought some of you might be interested as well.

http://i573.photobucket.co ...
  Topic: new horn
seesbirds

Replies: 8
Views: 4672

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:35 pm   Subject: new horn
Mike,

That is "silver wire" it's actually a ribbon of some kind of silver alloy. The centers of the flowers are sterling silver wire.

Mark
  Topic: new horn
seesbirds

Replies: 8
Views: 4672

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:26 pm   Subject: new horn
This horn was a commissioned piece by a private collector. He asked for the images on the horn and I did my best to accommodate him. One thing he wanted was a portrait of his wife which I set in a ca ...
  Topic: waterproofing canvas
seesbirds

Replies: 6
Views: 13909

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:40 pm   Subject: waterproofing canvas
I've used linseed oil and it worked well. I also painted my tipi and the painted areas shed the water right well.
 
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