24763Re: [SCA-Archery] Makeing one's own thumbring: Resources? Sculpty?
- May 5, 2008Here 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
> >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
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