Re: [MedievalSawdust] Display shields
- Mainly, I had them and wanted to use them is what it amounts to. :)
Not sure what height is best, maybe bring the top of the shield to
about waist high and I'll get whatever boards and hardware I need. Oh
and the shields need to be free from the stand not attached, so maybe
a ledge of some kind.
On 5/6/10, powell.sean@... <powell.sean@...> wrote:
> How high off the ground do you want them? 3' tall on 3' legs doesn't leave
> much in the way of stability. You want your base to be at least half as wide
> as it is tall unless you plan on staking them into the ground. There is a
> really easy colapsing tripod design but I would recomend working with poles
> at least 5' tall for the shields you are using. That precludes the use of
> the bamboo (besides which, western medieval heater shields are not really
> associated with far eastern plants unless you propose that the bamboo was
> imported as an exotic plant by a silk caravan)
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> From: "Electric Wolf" <elecwolf@...>
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> Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2010 1:34:33 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Display shields
> Hello all,
> In the process of painting the shields. I thank you all again for all
> your excellent advice over the course of this project.
> So, I would like to start working on the stands shortly or even during the
> drying process.
> I have seen several of the tripod style ones and thought that would be a
> good direction to go. I have lots of bamboo poles I traded for at last
> Lilies that haven't been put to good use yet and hope to use them, however,
> my mechanical skills are poorly lacking. Each one has a little over three
> feet of usable length. I have at least 12 of them, I can probably get more
> pretty easily. The shields are 2' x 3'.
> I greatly appreciate any pointers, design plans, etc you all can offer.
> David "Wolf" Mc.
> Nullum beneficium inpune stat.
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David "Wolf" Mc.
Nullum beneficium inpune stat.
- On Thu, May 6, 2010 12:39 pm, Electric Wolf wrote:
> Mainly, I had them and wanted to use them is what it amounts to. :)Throw them in the campfire. When they explode, it repels demons.
(Firecrackers predate gunpowder, considerably!)