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  Topic: Flat Horn
R. Blanchard

Replies: 15
Views: 7859

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:24 pm   Subject: Flat Horn
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:32 am Post subject: horn work

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I never had much luck with boiling water and ho ...
  Topic: Brass handle inlay
R. Blanchard

Replies: 1
Views: 1867

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:34 am   Subject: Brass handle inlay
Could this be how the horn inlay on brass handled knives done?

HAFT SCALE PRESSING HOW WAS IT DONE?

The Victorian horn pressers had been taught the rudiments of pressing by the men of the previ ...
  Topic: Plug bayonet question.
R. Blanchard

Replies: 8
Views: 6182

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:31 pm   Subject: plug bayonet
Joe,
Thanks much for the info. That is basically what I was looking for.
Bob
  Topic: Plug bayonet question.
R. Blanchard

Replies: 8
Views: 6182

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:28 am   Subject: Plug bayonet question.
This is a quote from the Evans book that I came across last night. I do not have access to the book.

Originating in the late 16th Century, the plug bayonet has been in virtually continu ...
  Topic: Plug bayonet question.
R. Blanchard

Replies: 8
Views: 6182

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:26 pm   Subject: plug bayonet
Let me elaborate on my initial post. I have seen a fair number of antique French plug bayonets described as hunting or sporting bayonets. Supposedly used to dispatch wounded game ( deer? or boar? a bi ...
  Topic: Plug bayonet question.
R. Blanchard

Replies: 8
Views: 6182

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:29 pm   Subject: Plug bayonet question.
Does anyone know if the French used plug bayonets in smaller gage fusils? To get right to the point I have a 24 gage/ 58 cal. Tulle, all iron with a walnut stock. Its one of Anthony's French fusils th ...
  Topic: make it look used and old!
R. Blanchard

Replies: 16
Views: 10361

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:45 pm   Subject: color metal
You might try cutting some Rhubarb with a clean carbon steel blade.
Bob
  Topic: or are we just playing at it??
R. Blanchard

Replies: 124
Views: 68189

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:00 pm   Subject: or are we just playing at it??
Gentlemen,
I just wanted to sincerely thank one and all for the submissions to this thread. What a thought provoking trip. Its amazing how some subjects can take on a life of their own. I have tho ...
  Topic: Rounding difficult powder horns
R. Blanchard

Replies: 10
Views: 10988

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:32 am   Subject: horn work
I never had much luck with boiling water and horns myself. I am probably too impatient. What I would suggest is to start watching the garage sales for a fry baby. You know, one of those inexpensive li ...
  Topic: Brass water pail anyone?
R. Blanchard

Replies: 2
Views: 5404

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:30 pm   Subject: Brass water pail anyone?
I found this kind of interesting
Brass containers combat water-borne disease, kill bacteria
New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI)

Considering the wide spread problem of water-borne diseases, especially in t ...
  Topic: hand sewn grommets
R. Blanchard

Replies: 7
Views: 7878

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:31 pm   Subject: grommets
Otter,
Every time I try to PM you I get a debug mode notice and it doesn't go through. My e-mail is listed on my profile so if you can contact me there. There is a lot I'd like to know. Whatever t ...
  Topic: my southern banded horns
R. Blanchard

Replies: 2
Views: 4657

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:39 am   Subject: Banded horns
Beautiful horns! I am guessing you made these and if that's so it's clear these are not the first three you ever made. To me they look right. What I wondered is are the spouts threaded or pinned and a ...
  Topic: hand sewn grommets
R. Blanchard

Replies: 7
Views: 7878

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:17 am   Subject: grommets
Ironmule,
The hand sewed grommet in that first site is a work of art. I can see I have a lot to learn. I have obviously been looking for info in the wrong places. Thanks for pointing me in the right ...
  Topic: hand sewn grommets
R. Blanchard

Replies: 7
Views: 7878

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:06 pm   Subject: hand sewn grommets
Can anyone tell me how to do hand sewn grommets? I have been told they might be more correct than ties or loops on a tarp. Is that so for the mid 18th century? Any information would be appreciated. Th ...
  Topic: Akansa (Quapaw)
R. Blanchard

Replies: 12
Views: 13858

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:22 am   Subject: Quapaw
Here is a little something. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/quapaw/quapawhist.htm
 
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