Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Medieval archery items
- Can you post the method to make glue from gelatin? And where should I look
for the sinew? I haven't seen this at my local pet supply.
At 08:52 AM 12/24/2004, you wrote:
>Hide glue is easy to find in your local supermarket. You can--
>make hide glue from Knox unflavoured gelatin. It's made from
>pig hides. TBB lists it as one of the strongest hide glues right up
>with fish bladder glue.
>Since the local asian 'pharmacy' carries the fish bladders, I will
>have to try that next.
>I recently found some good sinew at the local pet store but I don't
>know which animal it came from. I have also tried the cow sinew
>route but cow sinew is a pain to work with. The new stuff shreds
>much easier and I can get much longer strands.
>Cyan, are you going to post a link to your business?
>--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Lord Cain Saethydd"
> > A good source of linen and flax for strings would be fantastic.
> > Also, it is not easy to find Sinew from the hamstrings of Oxen.
> > decent sinew, for that matter. Hide glue, as well.
> > Cain
> > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Cyan of Storvik"
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm looking for some ideas and some feedback.
> > > I recently started an internet business doing leather work
> > > some urging after people saw some of the hand made kit
> > my
> > > persona). Last month I decided to make the business
> > oriented
> > > to the medieval archer (11th-16th century England) and
> > > outside of the leather a bit (after being disappointed with the
> > > authenticity of some of the garb I'd purchased from several
> > vendors
> > > including 'museum replicas').
> > > But in an attempt to make the business more well-rounded I
> > > wondering if anyone has any ideas for some hard to find
> > items
> > > that I could add to the store. I'm currently working on an
> > authentic
> > > styled gambeson with removable arms, and I've already
> > producing
> > > rarely seen victorian styled quivers, arrow bags and arrow
> > and
> > > even found an old english recipe for archer's wax). The point
> > is
> > > there anything that you in your archer personas have looked
> > a
> > > book or seen in a museum and said "I wish someone made
> > > I've started adding cutsey items or items that are just nice
> > living
> > > history things (that I can resell with low overhead) to fill up
> > the
> > > inventory, but I feel like I'm starting to move away from archery
> > > items, and was wondering if someone's got some idea of
> > they'd
> > > like to see made.
> > > Especially if it's made wholey or in part of leather.
> > > -Cyan of Storvik
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- for hide glue you can also try three rivers
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