PE - Fwd: Extant tent - Switzerland
l.mcmillen at sct.gu.edu.au
Thu Jun 22 16:48:39 PDT 2000
Just a few quick points regarding crow's feet - I have made 3 fifteenth century-style tents (2 bells and a round) so far, all using central poles (and ridge beams) and crow's
feet only. The spacing from the roof edge to the crow's foot knot is generally about 65cm, and I have really nice, smooth lines on the edge. I have a fairly good set of
photos documenting the construction for all three, and will be happy to post them to anyone who contacts me. Most of the photo's date from the Rowany Festival held in Lochac
(Australia) over Easter 2000.
The tents are: a round, 5.8m (18') diameter at the shoulder, and 4.5m (15') tall
a bell 7.2m by 3.2m (nearly 25' by 11'), which stands 3.2m (11') tall
a small prototype bell we now use as a dining shelter.
All use extensive crow's feet, with 5 'toes' per foot.
Lyle McMillen, Brisbane, Australia (Lyle the Philosopher, St Florian de le Riviere, Lochac)
Cherie Nolan wrote:
> Wow! I like the pictures Thank you!
> How are the walls attached?
> I didn't see any of that. But the hooks was great. I will be looking at them all day. I notice the ropes that are crows feet ropes are not as high as the ones you see in
> pictures. Which makes me thank that it comes down in medieval pictures that is a artist thing. I have tried to do the crows feet design but the ropes tied about a foot from
> the roof line doesn't give you a nice round edge. So I wonder if the museum was correct in the way they actually would have done it. Thank you! Marguerite
> Stephen Wyley wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I join with Glenda recommending this site. This is the first time that I have seen an extant tent from Europe.
> > Great work from the House of Greydragon!
> > --------- Forwarded Message ---------
> > DATE: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 10:00:19
> > From: "Glenda Robinson" <glendar at compassnet.com.au>
> > To: "Wayne Robinson" <wayne at cmanet.com.au>,"Steve Wylie" <svenskildbiter at angelfire.com>
> > Good morning,
> > I've just found this website from a guy who saw it face to face:
> > http://www.greydragon.org/pavilions/basel.html
> > An extant tent from Switzerland from the 16th century and used for many
> > years.
> > Glenda.
> > --------- End Forwarded Message ---------
> > --
> > Bye for now,
> > Sven
> > (Stephen Francis Wyley)
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