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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Hardware for medieval -style woodwork.

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  • julian wilson
    No, but I will now. TYVM for your prompt reply. Julian, in Old Jersey ... Have you looked at Lee Valley / Veritas?
    Message 1 of 17 , Mar 28, 2006
      No, but I will now. TYVM for your prompt reply.
       
      Julian,
      in "Old" Jersey

      Dave <robin@...> wrote:
      > Gentles of the List,
      >   can anyone recommend any US-based hardware manufacturers who offer chest and cabinet hardware simulating black-hand-forged work of the late Middle Ages?
      >    I've spent several hours in online searches so far, without success.
      > Maybe I'm asking the wrong questions of my search engines.

      Have you looked at Lee Valley / Veritas?

      http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/index.aspx?c=


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    • julian wilson
      Dear Bill, how very nice of you to be helpful again so soon. I shall most certainly look. TYVM, Julian, in Old Jersey Bill McNutt wrote:
      Message 2 of 17 , Mar 28, 2006
        Dear Bill,
        how very nice of you to be helpful again so soon.
        I shall most certainly look.
        TYVM,
        Julian,
        in Old Jersey

        Bill McNutt <mcnutt@...> wrote:
        Yes, I can.  One the Links page of my web site in the “shopping” section of my web site I have links to a number of hardware vendors.  Most of them carry various medieval or “medievaloid” hardware.  My favorite vendor, though, is Lee Valley Hardware, which has a line of simulated “hand wrought” hardware.  The look of hand made, at the prices of automated work.  Check the “antique steel” and “forged” lines of strap hinges for good results.
         


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      • awench1@cox.net
        Also try Van Dyke s Restorers at http://www.vandykes.com/ Barbara
        Message 3 of 17 , Mar 28, 2006
          Also try Van Dyke's Restorers at
          http://www.vandykes.com/

          Barbara
          >
          > From: julian wilson <smnco37@...>
          > Date: 2006/03/28 Tue PM 12:02:04 EST
          > To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Hardware for medieval -style woodwork.
          >
          > No, but I will now. TYVM for your prompt reply.
          >
          > Julian,
          > in "Old" Jersey
          >
          > Dave <robin@...> wrote:
          > > Gentles of the List,
          > > can anyone recommend any US-based hardware manufacturers who offer chest and cabinet hardware simulating black-hand-forged work of the late Middle Ages?
          > > I've spent several hours in online searches so far, without success.
          > > Maybe I'm asking the wrong questions of my search engines.
          >
          > Have you looked at Lee Valley / Veritas?
          >
          > http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/index.aspx?c=
          >
          >
          > Robin
          >
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        • Arthur Slaughter
          Try www.vandykes.com they have some items in the range that you are looking for. THL Finnr ...
          Message 4 of 17 , Mar 28, 2006
            Try www.vandykes.com they have some items in the range that you are looking
            for.
            THL Finnr


            >From: julian wilson <smnco37@...>
            >Reply-To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
            >To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
            >Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Hardware for medieval -style woodwork.
            >Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 17:43:31 +0100 (BST)
            >
            >Gentles of the List,
            > can anyone recommend any US-based hardware manufacturers who offer chest
            >and cabinet hardware simulating black-hand-forged work of the late Middle
            >Ages?
            > I've spent several hours in online searches so far, without success.
            >Maybe I'm asking the wrong questions of my search engines.
            >
            > We only have 2 local Builders' Merchants in our little Island, - and, as
            >far as they are concerned - if it doesn't come as a plastic-wrapped
            >pre-pack suitable for modern-design joinery, they just don't want to know
            >about "special Orders".
            >
            > What am I seeking in this "simulated black iron" finish?
            > Chest corner straps; various designs of hinges both butt and strap -
            >from the small for coffers - to large enough to hang a 6ft6ins door;chest
            >and drawer handles; hasps & staples and period padlocks/fetterlocks; and
            >replicas of 15th C., keyed mortice locks with their old-fashioned
            >"skeleton-type" keys.
            >
            > There must be British specialist Makers of this sort of hardware -
            >because the re-enactment and living history Market in the UK is
            >considerable, and seems to be growing apace - but so far I haven't been
            >able to locate any UK-based Makers/Suppliers.
            >
            > Your help would be much appreciated.
            >
            >
            >
            > Yours in Service,
            > Matthew
            > ["Messire Matthew Baker", Governor & Castellan of Jersey, 1486-1497:
            > Motto - "Si vis pacem, para bellum" (Trans:-"if you wish for Peace,
            >prepare for War") ]
            > aka. - Julian Wilson, - late-medieval Re-enactor; Herald, Historian, &
            >Master Artisan to
            >"The Companie of the Duke's Leopards",
            >[the Island of "olde" Jersey's only medi�val living-history Group]
            >Meet us at < www.dukesleopards.org >"
            > [input]
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          • James W. Pratt, Jr.
            Try: http://www.historicenterprises.com/ James Cunningham ... From: julian wilson To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:43 AM
            Message 5 of 17 , Mar 28, 2006
               
              James Cunningham
              ----- Original Message -----
              Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:43 AM
              Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Hardware for medieval -style woodwork.

              Gentles of the List,
              can anyone recommend any US-based hardware manufacturers who offer chest and cabinet hardware simulating black-hand-forged work of the late Middle Ages?
               I've spent several hours in online searches so far, without success. Maybe I'm asking the wrong questions of my search engines.
               
              We only have 2 local Builders' Merchants in our little Island, - and, as far as they are concerned - if it doesn't come as a plastic-wrapped pre-pack suitable for modern-design joinery, they just don't want to know about "special Orders".
               
              What am I seeking in this "simulated black iron" finish?
              Chest corner straps; various designs of hinges both butt and strap - from the small  for coffers - to large enough to hang a 6ft6ins door;chest and drawer handles; hasps & staples and period padlocks/fetterlocks; and replicas of 15th C., keyed mortice locks with their old-fashioned "skeleton-type" keys.
               
              There must be British specialist Makers of this sort of hardware - because the re-enactment and living history Market in the UK is considerable, and seems to be growing apace - but so far I haven't been able to locate any UK-based Makers/Suppliers.
               
              Your help would be much appreciated.


              Yours in Service,
              Matthew
              ["Messire Matthew Baker", Governor & Castellan of Jersey, 1486-1497:
              Motto  - "Si vis pacem, para bellum" (Trans:-"if you wish for Peace, prepare for War") ]
              aka. - Julian Wilson,  - late-medieval Re-enactor; Herald, Historian, & Master Artisan to
              "The Companie of the Duke's Leopards",
              [the Island of "olde" Jersey's only mediæval living-history Group]
              Meet us at <  www.dukesleopards.org  >"
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