So this happened. The sinew is in place, I found it moved rather a lot depending on temperature and humidity, and at the times of high humidity, the sinew was relaxing at exactly the time as the glue on the side seam was softening and the timber was trying to lengthen. The quiver was basically … Continue reading The Nydam Quiver – part 3
Another from the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg. This is from the same photo as the one I copied my case made by Lienhardt Fraischlich from. I did make a tool for setting the ends of the wire hinges, the finish on these is better than on mine. That's two of us that now no longer have excessively short arms.
There's any number of ways of looking at cathedrals. Some see them as an ostentatious display of the wealth of the church, a symbol of power and possibly a tool of oppression of the masses. The most interesting tours I've been on were in Durham, where the guide was passionate about the geology of the … Continue reading Exeter Cathedral
It all began with a Geneva Bible at St Ives last year. The 1560 edition, to be precise. That's the first one with the numbered verses and the Roman typeface and wonderfully seditious marginal notes. You may know of it as the “Breeches Bible”. I was holding out for a “Wicked Bible”, but the price was too … Continue reading Making a spectacle…
Please forgive the delay, it's been a rough 12 months. This was to have been about the finishing, at the end of the last part I'd finished hollowing and joined the parts together. Well... early in the new year we had a run of days in the mid- to high 40s* (probably high-50s in the … Continue reading The Nydam Quiver – part 2a
In part 1, I'd stopped just after splitting the turned quiver into two parts. From this point, it's just a matter of removing all the bits where arrows should go. I'm using a gouge, first with a mallet driving it along the grain, followed by hand propelling. I sneak up on the final thickness with … Continue reading The Nydam Quiver – part 2
Those of you who have stumbled over my other blog may have seen the series of posts on my reconstruction of a leather quiver from the Danish town of Hedeby. This series is on the reconstruction of a 4th century wooden quiver from Nydam Mose, Southern Jutland, Denmark. The standard reference for the quivers is … Continue reading The Nydam Quiver – part 1