[Bordermarch] I lay here in pain
David.Lathrop at valero.com
Wed Aug 5 04:22:16 PDT 2009
You evidently failed to pay attention at our A&S day bow making class. Lord Phocas will be crushed when he finds out his explanation about bowstring construction was wasted on deaf ears!
Here's what I got:
String length--- The final length of your string should be a bit less than the length of the bow by about two to three inches.
String material---Dacron B50 from Three River's Archery Supply
String Construction---- It would take more words than I know to convey how to do it, but a good source of info is the Archer's Bible series of books,(4-volumes); they'll have everything you'll need.
We can get together again at the barn or I'll bring the stuff to make what's called a Flemish bowstring to one of our practices.
Now that you've teased us with the poem, who is or was Gace Brule?
By the way; the drugs seem to be helping you come out of your shell. Try mixing them with just a smidgeon of Jimwat juice; it won't help with the pain, but it will put hair between your toes.
From: bordermarch-bounces+david.lathrop=valero.com at lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:bordermarch-bounces+david.lathrop=valero.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of justinw at dreammakersetx.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:10 PM
To: Barony Bordermarch
Subject: [Bordermarch] I lay here in pain
Well as most know I tried to relive my youth this past week, I failed. I
have a slipped disc and am laid up at the moment. So As I take all the
lovely potions and pills the healer has given me I decided to write a
There was a large turn out at practice this Sunday. It was rather
pleasant. I was unable to fight but enjoyed watching others. There were
several people there that I have never seen and people I haven't seen in
a while. SO I suggest we say that the press will be attending all sunday
fighter practices.This way more people will be showing up to play. And
sadly enough still no Silverhand.
August 4 is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the
Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the
year. So if my math is correct that leaves only 142 shopping days left
On this Day:
1265 – Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham – the army of Prince
Edward (the future Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious
barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de
Montfort and many of his allies. This is sometimes considered the end of
the age of chivalry in England.
A Poem from Gace Brule
The birds, the birds of mine own land
I heard in Brittany;
And as they sung, they seemed to me
The very same I heard with thee.
And if it were indeed a dream,
Such thoughts they taught my soul to frame
That straight a plaintive number came,
Which still shall be my song, Till that reward is mine which love hath
I am in need of knowledge. Yes Your Excellancy, more than a little. I
need to learn the finer points of bow string making. How does one
determine the stings length? What type of string do I use?
Ok enogh for now. Time for my potion and pills.....
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