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24758Re: [SCA-Archery] Makeing one's own thumbring: Resources? Sculpty?

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  • caleb@buffnet.net
    May 5, 2008
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      Does anything need to be done to the bone before it's carved? Such as
      drying it out?

      Baron Caleb Reynolds
      from Work Land

      > If you would like a bone thumb ring, just go to the supermarket and
      > looking in meat department for a nice ham steak with the bone still
      > in. Find one that is the thickness that you want, remove it and cook
      > and eat the ham steak. Do not cook it with the bone in. Then carve
      > the ring.
      >
      > Jon
      > '
      > On May 5, 2008, at 12:03 PM, 'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder Lutre
      > wrote:
      >
      >> I'm afraid the $32+ hand-carved horn thumbrings from Three Rivers
      >> are a
      >> little out of my price range at the moment and I'd like to have a go
      >> at
      >> making my own (200 arrows a day is leaving my ring finger quite
      >> swollen).
      >>
      >> Wondering if anyone knows of any good online resources with
      >> instructions
      >> for constructing one's own thumbring.
      >>
      >> I'm also wondering if any of the bake-able polymer sculpting clay
      >> products like Sculpey
      >> <http://www.sculpey.com/Products/products_poly_origsculp.htm>or
      >> Sculpey
      >> Ultra-light, et. al., will work for this. I've thought about trying to
      >> file down Schedule 80 or 40 PVC pipe and boiling it to let me shape it
      >> (I've used an oven before to straighten schedule 80 pipe when making
      >> Irish Flutes before, being careful to vent fumes. I think it softens
      >> around 300 degrees F).
      >>
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      >> // Merry
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      >> 'Toirdhealbhach' anglicized Tirloughe (1576), modernly 'Turlough',
      >> pronounced 'TIR' or 'TUR' + 'low', 'logh', 'lock', or 'loch'
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