24758Re: [SCA-Archery] Makeing one's own thumbring: Resources? Sculpty?
- May 5, 2008Does 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.
> On May 5, 2008, at 12:03 PM, 'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder Lutre
>> 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
>> making my own (200 arrows a day is leaving my ring finger quite
>> Wondering if anyone knows of any good online resources with
>> for constructing one's own thumbring.
>> I'm also wondering if any of the bake-able polymer sculpting clay
>> products like 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).
>> // Merry
>> 'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder Lutre
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