Thursday, 21 May 2015

DANGER ! Boiled Linseed Oil, Or Is It ???

For those of you making your own oilcloth, or using linseed oil on wooden implements used for food, it is wise to note that the "Boiled Linseed Oil" you purchase is in fact NOT BOILED!!! Instead the manufacturers have added poisonous chemicals to aid the drying process!!!
ONLY therefore ever use RAW LINSEED OIL. It will take longer to dry if you don't boil it first, but it is safer. Make sure you read the contents label even on raw linseed before purchasing.

For more info go here: http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infpai/inflin.html

At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Stroke Gathers: Gathering Stitch

At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Stroke Gathers: Gathering Stitch: Stephanie Smith of Larkin & Smith Before you start your gathering stitches you need to mark off the sections of your pieces.  I mark t...

A Woman's Life In England In The 18th Century. You Have Choices, Which Would You Choose?

Go to the following link & make your choice: http://www.umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/make_your_way/start.htm

The Cook and the Curator. Dough.

Single compartment dough box in the cook house at Brickenden, Tasmania. Photo © Scott Hill.

Blackbeard - Terror at Sea (National Geographic TV Movie)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Interesting Stock Shape & Place of Find !

Flintlock pistol discovered on the Melbourne Beach Site, bearing the name of the gunsmith “Ramires” and the date “1709.” Ramires, or Ramirez, is known to have worked as a gunsmith in Mexico City during the first quarter of the 18th-century. A similar pistol, also signed “Ramires” has previously been found on a proven 1715 shipwreck.

My sincere thanks to my friend Kit Carson for the following update information.

Kit Carson "Ramirez" es un apellido tipicamente español ("hijo de Ramiro"), así que bien puede ser una pistola de origen español pero fabricada en Méjico, pues a principios del siglo XVIII lo que ahora es Méjico era parte del Virreinato de Nueva España, siendo todo ello España.

 Saludos. Ramirez " " is a last name typically Spanish (" Son of Ramiro "), So it may well be a gun of Spanish but manufactured in Mexico, because at the beginning of the eighteenth century what is now Mexico was part of the vice royalty of New Spain, being all this Spain. Greetings.