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  Topic: gun builders vice
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 2
Views: 68

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:20 am   Subject: gun builders vice
I think that you are looking for something similar to what is used at Martin's Station. You can contact Billy Heck and see if he has any suggestions.
  Topic: Lake George Tactical
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 6
Views: 5092

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:45 am   Subject: Lake George Tactical
This is one of those things I wish I had done when I was young enough to do it. I am afraid that time has passed. It must have been great.
  Topic: Shut down?????
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 11
Views: 938

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:28 am   Subject: Shut down?????
Another thing to consider is the way people used the internet now. Less and less are sitting in front of a computer and typing in messages. Now people use their iPhones or Androids. I was at a meet ...
  Topic: Help with flintlock hammer
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 13
Views: 881

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:33 am   Subject: Help with flintlock hammer
I notice that you are using sawed flints. You might try knapped flints instead. And get someone to re-sole the frizzen.
  Topic: Help with flintlock hammer
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 13
Views: 881

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:13 am   Subject: Help with flintlock hammer
You might try the L&R replacement locks. I had good luck with one on a Traditions gun some years ago. ...
  Topic: Breech clout question
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 5
Views: 2226

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:37 am   Subject: Breech clout question
I use a leather belt about 1" wide. I have worn it 24/7 many times and never had a problem. Others use a silk sash rolled into sort of a rope. I imagine a strip of wool would work but I think ...
  Topic: crutches -back to squre one...
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 15
Views: 11971

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:14 am   Subject: crutches -back to squre one...
That's a strange one. Sort of sounds like she is validating exactly what was said about her site. And complaining that it was said.
  Topic: Virtual round robin forum
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 3
Views: 3993

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:57 am   Subject: Virtual round robin forum
You cannot reply to a person on the Round Robin Forum except by PM. It has been this way for many years.
  Topic: Fowler or Rifle
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 2
Views: 5612

PostForum: Personas   Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:54 am   Subject: Fowler or Rifle
If you go both Continental and civilian, you will need two guns. I would personally wait to see which Continental unit you join and which guns they use. And by the way, Charleville was an armory whi ...
  Topic: Period Buttons
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 4
Views: 4478

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:42 pm   Subject: Period Buttons
I use the same material. But it sort of depends on the size of the buttons. A 3/4 inch or larger should be no problem. But there can come a time when the wool may be just too thick. Then the threa ...
  Topic: Period Buttons
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 4
Views: 4478

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:23 am   Subject: Period Buttons
You can't go wrong with cloth covered buttons. Make them from the same material as the garment. Thread buttons are good. Especially for shirts. Pewter is less common. Stay away from antler/stag b ...
  Topic: 18th Century mens hair
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 7
Views: 5517

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:15 am   Subject: 18th Century mens hair
Paul, I have a friend who is part of the Fort Dobbs garrison and some years ago he let his hair grow out and he wears in in a queue in 18th century fashion. On him it looks great. And at an event he ...
  Topic: Blunderbuss use/range and maker
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 9
Views: 7025

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:00 am   Subject: Blunderbuss use/range and maker
I will add that some years ago I looked for blunderbuss in the Colonial context and every reference I found was associated with swivel guns. So many blunderbuss issued, so many swivel guns issued. A ...
  Topic: Doglock
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 3
Views: 3574

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:30 am   Subject: Doglock
Not to put words in his mouth, but my friend Okwaho likes to say, there is no such thing as a doglock. There is an English lock with a dog catch.
  Topic: Blanket info/suggestions
Fitzhugh Williams

Replies: 19
Views: 13852

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:36 am   Subject: Blanket info/suggestions
I got one from Northwest Traders some years ago and it has turned out to be the warmest that I own. I would compare it with a Rob Stone. It is far better than the Whitney's I have. Take a look here ...
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