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  • Scott Lane
    ... Hey, if I could make one of those in the shop I d never leave! Aodhfin
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 5, 2003
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      Gotta get the eyes checked... on first glance I thought this said bed Wench and I didn't think we wanted to go there. :-)

               Hey, if I could make one of those in the shop I'd never leave!

      Aodhfin
    • Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
      ... That was one of my theories.... thanks! ... ===== Baron Conal O hAirt / Jim Hart Seneschal, Barony of Fenix Aude Aliquid Dignum Dare Something Worthy
      Message 2 of 9 , Aug 6, 2003
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        >...drive the wooden peg into place...<

        That was one of my theories....
        thanks!





        --- "Brian D. Murphy" <bmurphy@...> wrote:
        > There is a description and picture of a similar
        > wrench for rope beds in the Foxfire Books,
        > specifically, Foxfire 2 on page 396. I scanned the
        > pictures and put them up at
        > http://www.stcarol.org/images/bedwrench.jpg
        >
        > The accompanying text on the page reads as follows:
        >
        > "The photograph illustrates the rope wrench used to
        > tighten the ropes on a corded bed (Vol. I, pp.
        > 139-141). You can make a duplicate easily for your
        > own corded bed. To tighten the ropes, simply follow
        > the path the man used who wove the rope through the
        > bedframe in the first place. Work with the loops
        > that appear on the outside of the frame. Start with
        > the first loop the rope makes, "foul" the forked
        > wrench in the loop, twist until the first length of
        > rope is tight, drive the wooden peg into place in
        > the hole in the bedframe to hold that first rope
        > length tightly in place; then move to the second
        > loop at the opposite end with the forked wrench,
        > twist the second length of rope tight, have your
        > helper free the wooden peg from the first hole and
        > bring it up to you to be driven into the second hole
        > to hold the second length tight while you move to
        > the third loop down at the opposite end of the
        > bedframe, and so on until the whole web is the
        > desired tension. Retie the knot a the end of the
        > rope that holds the whole web in place so that you
        > won't lose that tension, and you're in business."
        >
        > I hope this is helpful,
        > Bran
        >
        > Bran Du ap Dafydd
        >
        >
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
        > To: sawdust
        > Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 8:37 PM
        > Subject: [medievalsawdust] bed wrench
        >
        >
        > Anyone know how this works?
        >
        > I'm not really looking for guesses.
        > I've got plenty of those myself.
        >
        > I've made one and I plan on trying
        > it on my rope bed, but I was wondering
        > if anyone else already had.
        >
        >
        > thanks in advnace!
        >
        > =====
        > Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
        > Seneschal, Barony of Fenix
        >
        > Aude Aliquid Dignum
        > ' Dare Something Worthy '


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      • Alessandro dEste
        ... The last rope bed I had I used for many years. The rope would need tightening about 4 times a season of going out every weekend. I used the wood peg system
        Message 3 of 9 , Aug 7, 2003
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          --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
          <baronconal@y...> wrote:
          > >...drive the wooden peg into place...<
          >
          > That was one of my theories....
          > thanks!

          The last rope bed I had I used for many years. The rope would need
          tightening about 4 times a season of going out every weekend. I used
          the wood peg system and the bed wrench seen in the foxfire book.
          I now use the same bed for everyday use for my oldest son(8yrs old).
          I have replaced the ropes twice in the 6 years he has used it.And I
          tighten them about 3 times a year.
          Alessandro dEste
        • Alessandro dEste
          ... Sounds like a new merchanting ideal for Pennsic next year. Ad, Are you single or just can t find that right wench for your bed. Well fear not My Lords and
          Message 4 of 9 , Aug 7, 2003
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            --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Scott Lane <scotty@o...> wrote:
            >
            > >Gotta get the eyes checked... on first glance I thought this said bed
            > >Wench and I didn't think we wanted to go there. :-)
            >
            > Hey, if I could make one of those in the shop I'd never leave!
            >
            > Aodhfin

            Sounds like a new merchanting ideal for Pennsic next year.

            Ad,
            Are you single or just can't find that right wench for your bed.
            Well fear not My Lords and My Ladys.
            Medievalsawdust has the answer for you in your time of need.
            Our New patented "Bed Wench" will keep the bed nice and tight for
            those long knights. "Bed Wench" a registered trade mark of
            Medievalsawdust a Yahoo group.

            IYS
            Alessandro dEste
          • Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
            ... I d want to make them from something other than red oak then...... ....imagine the splinters....!! Ouch! ===== Baron Conal O hAirt / Jim Hart Seneschal,
            Message 5 of 9 , Aug 8, 2003
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              >
              > Sounds like a new merchanting ideal for Pennsic next
              > year.
              >
              > Ad,
              > Are you single or just can't find that right wench
              > for your bed.
              > Well fear not My Lords and My Ladys.
              > Medievalsawdust has the answer for you in your time
              > of need.
              > Our New patented "Bed Wench" will keep the bed nice
              > and tight for
              > those long knights. "Bed Wench" a registered trade
              > mark of
              > Medievalsawdust a Yahoo group.
              >
              > IYS
              > Alessandro dEste
              >
              >
              I'd want to make them from something other
              than red oak then......

              ....imagine the splinters....!!

              Ouch!




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              Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
              Seneschal, Barony of Fenix

              Aude Aliquid Dignum
              ' Dare Something Worthy '

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            • Alessandro dEste
              ... Maybe we could use Naughty Pine! IYS Alessandro dEste
              Message 6 of 9 , Aug 8, 2003
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                --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart
                <baronconal@y...> wrote:

                > I'd want to make them from something other
                > than red oak then......
                >
                > ....imagine the splinters....!!
                >
                > Ouch!
                >
                > =====
                > Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
                > Seneschal, Barony of Fenix
                >
                > Aude Aliquid Dignum
                > ' Dare Something Worthy '


                Maybe we could use "Naughty" Pine!
                IYS
                Alessandro dEste


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