24766Re: Makeing one's own thumbring: Resources? Sculpty?
- May 6, 2008I'd like to suggest casting with Brass/bronze (Aluminum if you
aren't up to the high temps of molten copper) to make a thumb ring.
I've found that fitting a thumb ring made a lot of difference over
whether I wanted to wear it, and being able to tap it out-of-round
was important to get a shape that would fit over the thumb knuckle,
then twist to where it was not going to slide off.
My 2 cents;
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, 'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder
Lutre <Merry@...> wrote:
> I'm afraid the $32+ hand-carved horn thumbrings from Three Rivers
> little out of my price range at the moment and I'd like to have ago at
> making my own (200 arrows a day is leaving my ring finger quiteswollen).
> Wondering if anyone knows of any good online resources with
> for constructing one's own thumbring.Sculpey
> 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 abouttrying to
> file down Schedule 80 or 40 PVC pipe and boiling it to let meshape it
> (I've used an oven before to straighten schedule 80 pipe whenmaking
> Irish Flutes before, being careful to vent fumes. I think itsoftens
> around 300 degrees F).
> // Merry
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