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  • Carolus von Eulenhorst
    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. Carolus ... -- No virus
    Message 1 of 49 , Dec 24, 2004
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      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.
      Carolus

      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?
      >
      >James Wolfden
      >
      >
      >
      >--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Lord Cain Saethydd"
      ><capt_cain@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > 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.
      >Or
      > > decent sinew, for that matter. Hide glue, as well.
      > >
      > > Cain
      > >
      > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Cyan of Storvik"
      ><terry@f...>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I'm looking for some ideas and some feedback.
      > > > I recently started an internet business doing leather work
      >(after
      > > > some urging after people saw some of the hand made kit
      >items for
      > > my
      > > > persona). Last month I decided to make the business
      >directly
      > > oriented
      > > > to the medieval archer (11th-16th century England) and
      >expanding
      > > > 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
      >was
      > > > wondering if anyone has any ideas for some hard to find
      >archery
      > > items
      > > > that I could add to the store. I'm currently working on an
      > > authentic
      > > > styled gambeson with removable arms, and I've already
      >been
      > > producing
      > > > rarely seen victorian styled quivers, arrow bags and arrow
      >cups
      > > and
      > > > even found an old english recipe for archer's wax). The point
      >is,
      > > is
      > > > there anything that you in your archer personas have looked
      >at in
      > > a
      > > > book or seen in a museum and said "I wish someone made
      >those".
      > > > 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
      >things
      > > they'd
      > > > like to see made.
      > > > Especially if it's made wholey or in part of leather.
      > > > -Cyan of Storvik
      >
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    • blkknighti@aol.com
      for hide glue you can also try three rivers archery--http://www.3riversarchery.com/ListProduct.asp?offset=1 Richard [Non-text portions of this message have
      Message 49 of 49 , Dec 24, 2004
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        for hide glue you can also try three rivers
        archery--http://www.3riversarchery.com/ListProduct.asp?offset=1

        Richard


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