Marine shrunk Canvas
- On Tuesday 02 August 2005 13:31, Tia wrote:
> Does any body know a good supplier fro Marine shrunk canvas? my winterBuilding a pavilion is non-trivial, but can be fun. Milica and I built one
> project Might be a pavilino.....looks easy enough....;-)
when we were very new to the SCA -- I had been to Pennsic one time, as my
first and only event, and Milica (who wasn't even "Milica" yet) had not
been to any SCA event. It was not so much "difficult" as it was "a large
One pointer I'll offer is related to waterproofing. If you browse the
Internet and talk with other pavilion builders, you'll find that many
people use Thompson's Water Seal (TM) or an equivalent product to
waterproof their canvas. This usually works well, and Milica and I found
that this method was good for 3~5 years of Pennsic. HOWEVER, be aware that
the Thompson's brand, specifically, has a new formula, and the new version
does NOT work well on canvas. To put it bluntly, it not only won't
waterproof your canvas, but it acts as a solvent to *remove* a prior
application of the old forumla! Milica and I found this out the hard way
a few years ago, when a sudden rainstorm came right through our newly-re-
The moral of the story is, read the label on the water seal, and if it
says it's not for use on canvas, believe it. I don't recall if Thompson's has
such a warning, but I can tell you from experience (and have confirmed with
the manufacturer's 800 help line) that it *doesn't* work. This isn't a slam
on Thompson's brand -- it works great for wood waterproofing, and I still
use it to protect our poles.
If in doubt, look at the back of the can and call the manufacturer to ask
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable and on a chief dovetailed Or two
keys fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey
- That was good advice Justin! Tia, I would like to make a pavilion too, Would you mind passing along the site or info you have on it? Thank you.
Tia <teedle77@...> wrote:Thank you Justin, I had heard rumor to this effect before I left
CW....thank you for confirming it!
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Here is the page I visited it has great tips & ideas be sure you check
all the links some of the info is a little scattered.