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"This would be 17th century, possibly very late 16th century.  I do have a doughnut flask in my pics that is heavily inlaid and includes a funnel for filling, that is late 15th to mid 16th century.  The spout is turned horn and the piece…"
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Der Weiss Konig

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:22am 5 Comments

I saw this today, if anyone is interested, especially if you are close to Switzerland.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=1132988067&searchurl=sts%3Dt%26tn%3Dder%2Bweiss%2Bkonig

It's $69.03USD and $21.22USD shipping to the US.  The bookstore is in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Astrolabs, sundials and other instruments

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

I found this page and their products look pretty nice: http://www.pocketsundials.com/index.php

Don Brown

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 8:33am 3 Comments

For all of you who work the California Northern and Southern faires, sadly, I must pass on the news that Don Brown, the Mullah, who owned and ran the Mullah's Teahouse, is losing his fight with cancer. He will be moved in the next few days from the hospital to hospice. We all know what that means. If you have ever enjoyed the strongest Turkish Coffee on earth, at the faire, then you probably know Don Brown, or DB. He is one of the institutions, cornerstones, of faire. I have watched the most… Continue

"Der Weiss Kunig"

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 10:37pm 2 Comments

I have posted some Photos of my copy of Der Weiss Kunig. This book can be found. It is somewhat rare, but I found my copy by using abebooks.com , I am sure that other sites, like bookfinder.com will produce the same results. This is a 1985 reprint of the 1775 edition. I was fortunate to find a copy in almost unused condition. There is also a book about Urs Graf, the Landsknecht cum artist. Again this was found on abebooks. The stuff is out there.

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At 6:09pm on June 28, 2010, Brigitta said…
Thank you for the link honey!
At 12:06am on October 14, 2009, Greig Fors said…
Sorry, it was funnier in my head. I've been ill for about two weeks with a pulled muscle in my back and a pinched nerve in my right arm so I can't do much. I guess I'm getting a little bit of cabin fever. *makes face at self* Although, I did discover a cool alt code. You can really stick your tongue out like this 8-Þ alt +0222. We will be getting down your way, kind of. We're going to Vegas Monday. Looks like that is the latest choice to move.
At 11:41pm on October 13, 2009, Brigitta said…
*makes a face at Greig* I didn't mean fugitive color on YOUR backside!
At 4:12am on September 18, 2009, Matthew Fedele said…
I can't name the source on these, but I'm pretty sure they're period excavated razors from somewhere and thought you might be interested:

At 3:47pm on May 30, 2009, Matthew Fedele said…


The left one is a plain etch with a little paint, the middle one I laid copper in the grooves. I think it'd be a cool effect in the sun, but it flash rusted shortly after. The far right one is copper and chemical gun blue.
At 5:00pm on May 20, 2009, Matthew Fedele said…
It could be my degreasing practice which usually just involves hitting it with a medium grit flap disk.

I thought the resist pens were a gimic and just an unlabeled sharpie.

I've been playing with blue vitriol lately and have been able to lay down a layer of copper chemically. This might be a good thing on the damp and dank east coast.
At 3:34am on May 20, 2009, Matthew Fedele said…
I guess the problem I've been having is with the resist. I've been using asphaltum and the stuff eventually gets lifted by whatever I use making fuzzy lines. I've read people mix it with rosin and beeswax and crap, but can't find any proportions. Even vinegar and salt lift the crap off the piece.

I'll have to remember the water on the anvil bit.
At 5:36pm on May 18, 2009, Matthew Fedele said…
Hi Greig,

Thanks for the kind feedback. I'm always looking for new techniques to dress up a piece. I can etch brass and copper with circuit board etchant, but can't find nitric acid for steel.

I may list my maker's mark with ABANA one of these days. I was scheduled to do a blacksmith demo for a local historic society last summer, but I was rained out twice.

I favorited your stuff on ETSY before I even knew it was you. Lovely work by the way!

Prost!
Matt
At 10:52pm on May 14, 2009, Brigitta said…
Alrighty!
At 10:00pm on May 14, 2009, Brigitta said…
My husband's neck thank you....*grin* He prefers the carbon steel route, so let's do that. Thanks for the heads-up on the shipping and whatnot. So, I should plan on paying you around the end of June, right?
 
 
 

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