Gearing up at our house for kicking off an SCA(Society for Creative Anachronism, www.sca.org...
) group in my small arse town. Theres an active
group about an hour away but aint nobody got time for that.
This isnt fresh off the stump as it were but its the last set from before Christmas I've made. This isnt a tutorial as such, rather a guide for
those interested in the overall process.
Next project is a GreatHelm for adults, but that is another thread....
First off you see one nearly finished piece compared to the initial shape cut out via pneumatic nibbler. 18ga. for the kiddos, no need for the
Moving onto the dishing using a stump of hardwood with a bowl shape cut into it to help shape the metal. Start with a round faced hammer in the
center and spiral out. take out the divets and smooth it out on the anvil with a flatter faced hammer working the inside.
The basic set, the flanged edges help strengthen the shape quite a bit. This was done by marking the flange and hammering it over the edge of the
Strapped and minimal padding using foam weathering strips, and leather thongs. I alreadsy need to replace one side's leather, serves me right for
going with the cheap stuff I had lying around.
Finished peice, side shot with my maille coif. I added the roundels(term?) for historically accurate inner elbow protection with candle holder wall
Here he is with the cops and shoulder pauldrons added to his in-progress soda tab chainmail hauberk!
Thought I'd share in one of my non-political hobbies, hope you all enjoy and maybe get inspired!
PS: Patterns are everywhere online, mainly here; www.armourarchive.org...