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L`Ange Chapter 7 Video

A video on the three thrusts from chapter 7.

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ShopSmith, Power Station, and Casters

So you’ve decided to put some casters on your ShopSmith or Power Station. And because you’re cheap, you decide to buy them used instead of ordering them from eBay. This is what you need to know: ShopSmith and Power Station … Continue reading

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New Handle for Antique Drill

Not sure what kind of wood this is, but it’s a good match for the old handle. Center drilled the square blank with 1/4″ bit, then mounted it on a pen mandrel. Need to use non-standard bushings, as the Slimline … Continue reading

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Meyer’s German Longsword for Beginners

I have just completed a new chapter for our study guide and workbook, Meyer’s German Longsword 1. This new chapter briefly introduces the secondary guards and indicates where more information can be found on each. As always, suggestions and corrections … Continue reading

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Interpretation pages on Wiktenauer

I’ve started working on putting interpretation pages on Wiktenauer. I’ve chosen Figueyredo Greatsword Simple Rule 1 to preview the format. In order to make the interpretations easy to find without being obtrusive, my proposal is to place a simple link … Continue reading

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Hutton – The presence of the judge does not absolve the combatants from honorably acknowledging a fair hit when it has taken effect.

In his rules for a match or contest for prizes, Hutten recommends two judges and a referee. Each judge watches a single fencer, halting the fight when he sees a hit land. Then he and the referee decide if the … Continue reading

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List of Prices of Items in Medieval England

In the 14th century a mercenary made 1 shilling a day, twice that if he is a knight. A cheap sword in the same time period could be had for half a shilling. Armor, on the other hand, was really … Continue reading

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