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  Topic: Timber Framing Books/Longshot

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 am   Subject: Timber Framing Books/Longshot
The Wilbur book that you have is one of the best. If you're interested in French vernacular architecture find a copy of A Creole Lexicon by Edwards & Kariouk or Building A House In New France by P ...
  Topic: Shut down?????

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 am   Subject: Shut down?????
As a matter of fact my plans were to BE in Texas right now! I was going to partially trace the path of the Canadian River and spend a couple of nights in the Rita Blanca National Grasslands. Just me, ...
  Topic: Shut down?????

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Views: 2824

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 am   Subject: Shut down?????

Facebook is just a better place for folks that complain about no participation on traditional message boards to lurk. It's even easier not to participate on Facebook.

I try to be an act ...
  Topic: Shut down?????

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Views: 2824

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:06 pm   Subject: Shut down?????
Then what do you have to say of interest that will spark a conversation?
  Topic: Help with flintlock hammer

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:23 am   Subject: Help with flintlock hammer
Although I own a few of them, and have been fooling with them for over 20 years, I don't have any special expertise in the use of flintlocks. But it seems to me that there are a hundred different ways ...
  Topic: home made quilts

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:46 pm   Subject: home made quilts
I would say that we are more aware of the use of blankets because they were trade goods, they could be found in merchant inventories, and many of those inventories have been recorded as part of the hi ...
  Topic: crutches -back to squre one...

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:35 am   Subject: crutches -back to squre one...
Well I guess the screed above just goes to show that one doesn't have to have a very strong grasp of grammar or syntax to be in the antique business. (In fairness, the original posting, that is the ob ...
  Topic: Trail Foods--How did it Go??

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:43 am   Subject: Trail Foods--How did it Go??
Concerning French septentrionale corn consumption:

“The men who are in Louisiana are accustomed themselves to maize, but the women, who for the most part are natives of Paris, are very reluctant to ...
  Topic: Books about longhunters?

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:29 pm   Subject: Books about longhunters?
Hard to believe that the answers have been so sparse.

Start with:

The Long Hunt
Belue, Ted Franklin
Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996; Stackpole Books.

Lewis Wetzel, Indian Fighter
C. B. Allman
Ol ...
  Topic: Hunting pouch question

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:49 pm   Subject: Hunting pouch question
First of all, I don't claim to be an expert on hunting pouches. This is merely an observation from my limited experience...

There probably aren't more than a handful of bona-fide 18th century hunt ...
  Topic: on the fly

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:54 am   Subject: on the fly
I'm no expert in the arts and mysteries of firearms, but if I had a .54 I'd be concentrating on four-legged targets rather than those of the winged variety. I believe that a higher gauged smoothbore w ...
  Topic: Getting Lead Out

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:49 am   Subject: Getting Lead Out
One of the traditional solutions for removing lead from a barrel was to plug the ignition hole and pour a couple of ounces of quicksilver down the barrel. Plug the muzzle and swish it around a few tim ...
  Topic: New member from Oklahoma

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:17 pm   Subject: New member from Oklahoma
PM sent
  Topic: New member from Oklahoma

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:36 pm   Subject: New member from Oklahoma
Where do you live in OK?
  Topic: fort de chartres winter camp

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:10 am   Subject: fort de chartres winter camp
Viewing the photography site, it looks like a bunch of those fellers who wear glasses left their period spectacles at home!
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