Jack Roberts

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About Jack Roberts

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  • Birthday 06/30/2005

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  1. How to "cock" a hat.

    If it's just dirt, you can use a stiff bristled brush. Yes you'll have to work on it. For a real aggressive spot treatment you can use a cheap disposable razor and shave the felt. If you do the shellac treatment, that will also help resist dirt and almost wipe down like a leather hat. Hope that helps! If it's just dirt, you can use a stiff bristled brush. Yes you'll have to work on it. For a real aggressive spot treatment you can use a cheap disposable razor and shave the felt. If you do the shellac treatment, that will also help resist dirt and almost wipe down like a leather hat. Hope that helps!
  2. the Rescue of Jack Roberts

    Well it's been awhile since I've been on here. I guess it makes sense to place a fictional project on here. Please check out my short film. Starting to tell the backstory of my character Jack Roberts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM_Grokw2zA If you like this and want to help with part 2 check out the kickstarter page. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/420410318/the-rescue-of-jack-roberts-part-ii Thanks for watching!
  3. I love the PUB!

    MAUUahhhhhhAHHHAA.... time to to bring back this thread from the archives!!! Yes the feeling still rings true! And I'm missing FTPI.
  4. Your "authentic" Pirate Kit - Pictures

    I'll add one with my new coat. And one with the little one.
  5. FTPI 2012

    Ooh I have a knife that could use some serious work Capt'n Bo....
  6. FTPI Roll Call 2012

    Please also add to the Archangel crewe list, GiGi Parson "Double Shot" Dudley Thanks!!
  7. Couple of questions I was wondering about. In order to conserve some funds is the Fort providing any other meals other than the pig roast? (If so what ones.) Also we noticed that only one fire was allowed in camp. Would it be possible to have another at the opposite side? Also are braziers allowed? (I think they were in the past) Looking into to those myself. Anyways some thoughts. Let me know what we can bring. Thanks!
  8. Some interesting pictures.

    Any bold (or rich) souls willing to purchase a copy. http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9788477823520
  9. So I got this sweet hat blank....

    Have you checked out this thread... http://pyracy.com/index.php/topic/7412-how-to-cock-a-hat/ (Not so shameless plug) Now it's a tricorne style but the steaming is necessary for being able to shape it. So much of the process is valid for any shape or styling really.
  10. That "X" of cord on the side of a tricorn

    Looking at this from a practical perspective, I've made several "tricorns" and they won't hold there shape without some extra stitching to hold the brim in place. Now as to the "X" or not I'm not sure, but from experience in trying to hole the shape of a tricorne, stitching seems to help. I'm still interested in more evidence.
  11. swearing among pirates alike

    "vapoured" I like it. I must start using it in normal conversation. Then I watch for the confused looks.... One of late I've been inclined to use is "debased". I like that one.... " Vapoured and debased people they are, those pirates." oooh sounds so..... period.....
  12. MTA 2012- Congratulations crew!

    Crap, I'm lost as to what that was...... ...... oh wait now I think I remember.
  13. Flip!

    Nice, I shall have to scale the recipe back and try some. I've been working on period punches lately. As a side note I suggest Mr. Foxe you try to find a big American IPA. Not everything or everybody here drinks that passed water crap....
  14. accurate pen and ink for period writing

    I've also ordered his paper before and yes the content is very correct but I've noticed his "sizing" is a weak. The ink tended to bleed. (Sizing is a gletin coating placed on the paper to keep the ink from bleeding into the fibers.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sizing and here http://www.aboutbookbinding.com/Paper/PaperMaking-20.html Perhaps I obtained a rough batch or the like. If you ordered more please let us know how it turns out. I would like to know how others experiences are.
  15. accurate pen and ink for period writing

    Swashbuckler that is a Porta Crayon from the Wydah. http://jas-townsend....products_id=382 and William's Link above has one also. I have one and it's nice to have a portable writing option when taking notes for cargo and making manifests for the ship. The next implement would be a quill. While you can buy quills pre cut, I haven't found them to be of the best quality. Learning to cut your own is probably best. http://www.flick.com...lls/quills.html Here is a great site for learning how to cut a quill. It takes time and practice to get it right. (I'm still learning myself) As for the quills, I use turkey feathers from Micheals craft store. Then I temper them. (The process is described in the previous link.) Now to the ink. From what I've been able to gather the best and most widespread ink for the GAoP would have been Iron Gall Ink. http://en.wikipedia....i/Iron_gall_ink I've bought mine from here, http://www.oldworldink.com/index.html I can vouch for the quality and fineness. I use it for everything in my period handwriting. There are other ink recipes, such as crushed walnut hulls and the like. I've stuck with the Iron gall cause it's the most popular. I hope that gets you started. Post here if you have any questions. Enjoy!