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  1. Thread: too old

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    I've never had much success with a wax lining,...

    I've never had much success with a wax lining, whether beeswax or paraffin, in any sort of cooperage. That has as much to do with traveling with a metal shell on a truck as anything else. If I...
  2. Thread: too old

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    ;) yes, excellent, though by Sunday the...

    ;) yes, excellent, though by Sunday the Confederate equines were too gauled to pull. We utilized a borrowed handcart and multiple trips to accomplish some things that day. I wasn't paying attention...
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    Steve, there are folks at all parts of the...

    Steve, there are folks at all parts of the spectrum in this hobby who understand water safety--there are too many real military within our ranks for that not to be the case. Our wagon rigs service...
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    We've used em. Pain in the Tookus to keep up...

    We've used em. Pain in the Tookus to keep up between events. Either you keep water in them so they don't shrink, and you get a mold and skitters problem, or you keep them empty and eventually the...
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    Richard, Go pick up Cody Mobley on Facebook,...

    Richard, Go pick up Cody Mobley on Facebook, he's a site interpreter down at Fort McKavett, Tx. He offers a pocket kit with correct hooks.
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    Haven't seen us, eh? Though we do prefer mules...

    Haven't seen us, eh? Though we do prefer mules to horses.


    Of course, we've still got to go to the water tank or spigot to fill em. ........try findings a landowner with a good well who will...
  7. More than you want to know about the historic...

    More than you want to know about the historic differences between a 'match coat' and a 'watch coat', and the general confusion of the terminology, even 200 some odd years ago. One is a pretty...
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    Yes Curt I sort events by the Deer in...

    Yes Curt

    I sort events by the Deer in Headlights look. I always take the flyer politely from the guys passing out flyers for their event and would I please come. I look at the registration...
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    What do you like? What interests you? We see...

    What do you like? What interests you?

    We see civilian men in a number of active pursuits--

    Woodworking with period tools, making various specialty items. A man who can carve a correct...
  10. Lined Blanket is Sold and Shipped today. Item...

    Lined Blanket is Sold and Shipped today.

    Item 4 Wool Shirt still languishes, unclaimed.

    Obviously, God is trying to tell me something. I like that shirt a lot, and it does fit me. And I...
  11. Thread: Hunting

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    All I can think of, is standing in the dogtrot...

    All I can think of, is standing in the dogtrot of a little stand cabin in Spring Hill, Tennessee about 10 years back, and hearing an army on the move in the distance-mostly the sounds of tramping...
  12. 'Captured' Federal greatcoats are terribly...

    'Captured' Federal greatcoats are terribly overdone--and there are better options available. In my opinion, the best of them is making the Archibald Smith coat. The pattern was drawn from the...
  13. 18374Lets add a few comforts from home. Like...

    18374Lets add a few comforts from home. Like this guy.

    A wool sleeping cap makes a great deal of difference.

    Yes, I make them, been doing so for about 20 years.
  14. Item 2 Lined Blanket Item 4 Wool Shirt ...

    Item 2 Lined Blanket

    Item 4 Wool Shirt


    Still Available.

    I've a young friend who has chosen to give up his birthday money to aid in replacing items lost in a recent...
  15. Thread: Candle Making

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    I'm agreeing. The tired and overdone...

    I'm agreeing.

    The tired and overdone stereotypical colonial period candle dipping was an outmoded methodology by the 1860's, succeeded by industrial manufacturing and the much superior...
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    Then I certainly stand corrected on that part...

    Then I certainly stand corrected on that part Ben. There is an original home on that side of Pumping Station as well.
  17. Thread: Dyeing Wool?

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    Mel, Lets put it this way. I'm an...

    Mel,

    Lets put it this way. I'm an experienced dyer and my primary fiber is wool.

    If you offered me this job, I'd run like I was a turkey and it was yesterday evening, due to the pretty good...
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    Sigh. At least let me get the dishes washed....

    Sigh.

    At least let me get the dishes washed.

    There. In the very bottom of the sink....... A Lock! Pour some mineral oil on it, good as new.


    I do however wish to observe...
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    Mrs. Bushey's Farm was the location used by the...

    Mrs. Bushey's Farm was the location used by the BGA for the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment, including the Culps's Hill Scenario which was above the house and machine shed. The large hay barn is...
  20. This USSC Bed Ticking is Sold. If you...

    This USSC Bed Ticking is Sold.

    If you missed your chance on this one, these can be custom ordered. Inquire by Private Message.
  21. That's fine Mike. Google maps used to have a...

    That's fine Mike.

    Google maps used to have a thing on there that said when the picture was taken. I can't find the option, but that tells you something too.

    Folks have to be realistic...
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    Gleaned informally from the civilian discussion...

    Gleaned informally from the civilian discussion group for this event, and in no way a formal or informed announcement from anybody actually in charge of anything.... :mrgreen:


    Regimental...
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    Then you also need to state that on thread when...

    Then you also need to state that on thread when it happens, so the moderators can close the thread.

    In addition to cleaning out your forum private message box, please check your email in your...
  24. My Blanket Hoarding Friend----I make 'em by the...

    My Blanket Hoarding Friend----I make 'em by the USSC specs, which were directions to local volunteer groups of items to be made up for relief to the troops.



    Bed sack of burlap or ticking,...
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    18312Lookie! A lock, right here mixed in the...

    18312Lookie! A lock, right here mixed in the basket with all my Christmas knitting.
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