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24763Re: [SCA-Archery] Makeing one's own thumbring: Resources? Sculpty?

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  • Will Terada
    May 5, 2008
      Here is a good book on thumb rings:*Kay's Thumbring Book by Kay Koppedrayer*



      On 5/5/08, James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
      >
      > I used to make rings out of recycled ham bones. Get a picnic ham and
      > roast it. Picnic hams are one of the cheapest cuts of meat. You may
      > not get a good bone out of the first one, but at least you get to eat
      > the ham. If you don't like the un-smoked ham taste, slice off the
      > roasted meat, add BBQ sauce, and cook it some more over a charcoal fire.
      > >
      > Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)
      > >
      > >At 03:03 PM 5/5/2008, you 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>
      > 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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      > >'Toirdhealbhach' anglicized Tirloughe (1576), modernly 'Turlough',
      > >pronounced 'TIR' or 'TUR' + 'low', 'logh', 'lock', or 'loch'
      > >
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      Willie P. Terada
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