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A new sash…

I have been wanting a bit fancier of a sash for awhile, especially considering that I now am doing a lot of 1790s-1810s period stuff when finger-weaving really got amazing.  I have owned a number of sashes over the years and have not been fully satisfied with most historically.  I have settled into a couple all red, fairly plain finger-woven sashes.  My main sash is a simple red sash with a few white beads woven in that...

NW Gun … a few more thoughts

I took the new NW gun out a few days ago and put some powder and lead through it.  I was just in the back yard and was shooting at 30-35 yards without a rest.  It shot fairly well.  I had some ignition issues and the trigger pull was a bit tough, but it shot straight and on the mark considering my frustrations.  I should probably note that the trigger pull issue is as much me as it is the gun.  I am a bit psycho about...

A NW Gun!!

For awhile, I have been wanting a North West (NW) gun.   As most of my reenacting focus lately has been in the 1790-1814 period, I felt like I wanted a later period, British trade gun.  I also have been wanting a gun that has a slightly shorter barrel and that is lighter weight so that my wife and daughters could shoot it (although my wife does quite fine with my longer, French trade gun). Unfortunately, there are no NW...

Bison Robe

My bison hide recently returned from the tanner.  Being frugal and knowing that this hide would see a lot of time on the ground and abuse, I had troubles justifying having it brain tanned.  I also knew that my time to tan it was limited (I have not the time for much other than the basic needs lately) and that this was a big job to take on for my skills.  I opted to send it to Moyle’s Mink and Tannery.  They did a...

Photo Journal of the Yellow River trip

Well, thanks to the photographs of a number of friends as we left the Yellow River Post (Ric and Berit, Kiri, Jim, etc.) and to a stash camera of Mike K.’s that came out a couple times to document parts of the trip; I have some fun photos to share here. Also, I have been re-reading a number of journals from this area since returning and am now feeling better about or quitting early due to mishaps and misfortunes.  My...