Re: [SCA-JML] O-Sode construction pics Set 01
Jason Adams wrote:
> Well, here are a few picks of what I've got going on. I have 6 of the
> 7 rows completed. 4 of the rows are in the process of being
> lacquered. The lacquer is doing EXCELLENT!
> I put 2 light coats of straight lacquer on so the seams would be
> sealed well. I have just begun putting the first of three coats of
> the glue & lacquer mixture. I am using 1/3 glue, 2/3 lacquer, but I
> might reduce it to 1/4 glue and 3/4 lacquer.
> I am using toothpicks to get the lacquer out of the holes. The first
> 5 sets, I used hemp cord for securing the bottom of the kozane
> together. But two days ago I finally got some sinew. There are pros
> and cons to both. While I actually liked working the the hemp better,
> I will use the sinew again on the last row just for more comparison.
> The hemp actually holds better than the sinew, but the sinew lays a
> slight bit flatter (but not much). I don't know.
> Anyway, here are the pics....
> PIC 01 is an overview of my lacquering work station. On the left are
> the back side of 2 rows, on the right are the fronts. Up top are my
> "crackers" waiting to be sewn into yet one more row.
> PIC 02 here is a close up of the front of my first two rows ever put
> together. You learn a lot over the course of 2 or 3 rows! LOL
> PIC 03 here is showing 4 rows stacked up like they will be once I
> begin lacing. I know they are archaic, but (especially considering
> some of the thicker scales I made) these sode would be amazing
> anyway, more to come as it gets along.
> -Jason the UBER busy
> aka: Sanada-boy Katsuyuki :)