In choosing which A&S projects or classes to list, I have listed only those that match the following criteria:
1) Projects or classes I think are particularly interesting in that they helped to expand my knowledge of history or of the craft
2) Projects or classes I think are good examples of the art, in that that they help with the atmosphere of the society
Sadly, I have not in the past documented my projects outside of notes. I will be adding photos (or better photos) of my work as I find the items.
In closing, I chose not to put in every small project, I mean, how many pouch pictures do you want to see?
17ft Oak Camp Feast Table, 4 matching 8 ft benches, and two matching breakdown Thrones with gold leaf inlay.
My first major woodworking project, it was modified to be able to be broken down for transport to events.
Oak Box, hand cut, planned, and carved. Glued with hide glue.
This was my first attempt at doing an A&S project from start to end in a period manner. I wore period clothing, used tools I made my self on the forge. After I finished it though, I stained it (not period), varnished it with polycrylic (also not period), and when my attempts at tiny hinges failed, used modern brass hinges. Also, in retrospect the tools I made from mild steel were not period in metal (iron would have been better I have since learned). Important lesson, don't do a project like this on a short time budget.
Rock Maple Trossingen Lyres with modern zither pins. Tablet Woven wrist straps. My first attempt at making an instrument in a period manner. After the pictures were taken, I moved over to brass wire for a more correct tone.
Pattern Welded Knife Blank, using workshop scraps. Done in a Pot Forge with pea coal. It was somewhat easier to make than I had expected, and led me to try out using Damascus on everything for a short while.
Etching on steel with household chemicals
Done with Primer, Needle, and one part Hydrochloric Acid (Concrete Cleaner) and two parts Hydrogen Peroxide over one hour. A resist of two coats of primer made for a very easy process I have used since then on many projects.
Etching Reads""Ericius Can Non Exsisto Buggered" or The Hedgehog can not be buggered at all. A long afternoons armoring, and a fun day all around, my first real armor piece.
A set of Visby Style Gauntlets, in 18 gauge steel, case hardened and attached with copper rivits.
I have made Rings using silver repurposed from solid silverware, including my engagement ring, a small winding trill of ivy.
I have made two small silver drinking cups, shaped over wood forms with jewelers hammer during a Demo from silver sheet.
Viking Wireweave, done in Silver Wire with brass end-caps, made as part of a workshop on viking jewelry I did in 2009.
Pewter, cast in soapstone
Set of 20 Thank you tokens for fighting unit. They were enameled and backed in felt.
Buckles, fittings, and tail ends for 9 sword belts with Atlantian Spikes, and House Hedgehog symbols.
While I have made, tons of Leather Ring Belts, this one was dark brown with a hand forged and forge welded twisted ring.
Knife Sheath for a dagger, back stitch over wetform, with oakgall dye and gut stitching done with bone needle.
Leather Queen Mary Shipwreck Bottle, done in vegetable tan leather by hand with sand form, my first real leather project and led me to years of leatherworking afterwards.
Leather slippers, 14th cent style with rawhide and hobb treads.
A Helm crest in leather, stuffed with cloth (this picture is after almost a year of use, which means it was feeling pretty rough.
A full round skirt in linen for my wife with string gather (sitting on one of my first bench making projects!).
I have made many many fighting tabbards with painted edges and crest!
Hungarian Tabbard (left), it had long tie-on sleeves which did not last after the first 5 months of fighting use.
Hungarian Tabbard in Raw Silk, Black and lined with white.
18ft Mongol Yurt, Done in Spruce with Rawhide ties for Khana. Canvas instead of the traditional Wool Felt due to lack of interest in felting that much cloth. Shelves and bed also made as well.
35X24ft Pavilion based on 14th cent Hungarian War Tents. The carved Hedghog standard bearers I am very proud of.
12X14 Norse Upright, in Canvas. These are from a workshop I did, as I have made or helped to make over 15 of these VERY simple tents,
Based off a 12th Cent Sail Pavilion.
Table, benches, chair, and cooler box also done by Thomas Handwerker. The table is a conversion of the table from the Knownworld Handbook.
Norse A-Frame, 14X14
(Frame, convert from a Saxon Upright Wedge) This was a fun project, but I learned that for camping purposes it requires a TON of wood.
30X40 Dayshade, extrapolation from a 15th cent painting.
We were hosting the Known World Players at House Hedgehog in the Picture
Olive Oil over water with floating cotton wick. We used these to light the camp for 6 years, all the camp light for $15 for two weeks.
Oak Gall Ink Making, made from oak galls collected in the wild in the period method
Dish of Roast Rabbit and Roasted Apples, we killed and cleaned the Rabbit our self. Served at a dinner for 35.
String Roasted Capon, served with Lintels and Freshmade Bread, served at a dinner for 45.
Homemade Sausage cooked in an inedible crust of Salt and Flour in the shape of a hedgehog, 100 years war recipe. Served as part of a 3 remove feast I planned out and cooked for my wedding.
Medieval Bread Oven (Yes, its Hedgehog Shaped). It was a noble and exciting project that I will never do again. The next one will be done on a cart. We mixed the mud and straw on site. It cooked many a Delicious meal.
SCAdian Dream- Kenning in the nýgervingar style
Oh, let my cunning-art animate, and my company be Uller-lifted;
Successes-seat, Daphne's mask, my heart-spring to maintain your soupy crown;
And heart-piercer, child-killer, i would be one, if to with the swan of service sup.
Or rather, in much plainer and boring manner;
Oh, let my craft be an inspiration to all, and bring glory to my society and my self.
Let me one day rise to the laurel
All class photos have been chosen to show off the students work after learning the skill from me. Also, no classes that were done for profit have been displayed.
Gorget Making and Basics of Etching Class that was added on after they finished the gorgets in half the time allotted.
Intro to Embroidery Class. Students were taught the first 6 basic stitches to make the assorted parts of the flowers.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Basics I do each Easter with period tools and in a period manner (Though I have not used the more dangerous dyes in quite a while, instead using boxed dyes)
Intro to Leatherworking - Basic Pouch Making Class. Students learn all the basics of doing leatherwork, and make a simple pouch. From drafting a pattern, to stitches and finishing work.
Basics Of Metal Shaping - Full Arm Cannon (In White OR Case Hardened). Students worked with sheet metal, and made a set of late period arm cannons and brass setting.
Oil of Roses Workshop, a simple class on the basics of perfumery and distilling scents done right after valentines day.
White Phosphorous Johann Kunckel method.
An Experiment Workshop. We were only partially able to produce the desired effect trying to translate assorted period manuals into a method. We ended up with a single grain of phosphorous that would glow in the dark.
Many many many Coat of Plates Workshops. Canvas with picklebarrel plates, they allow for a $50 investment a fighter to get a very pretty body armor kit. In the above picture you can see two different suits from two different years.
Lyre Class, one for which is was their first wood working class
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