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Lucas Simms




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: 16th century tasset construction         Reply with quote

I always wondered:
Are the lames on the "inner" thigh attached to each other the same way as the ones on the "outer" thigh?
If so, are the leather strips used only as reinforcement?

Thank you in advance



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Allan Senefelder
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lucas, the outside edge is most always on sliding rivets rather than leathers as the need for compression is on the inside and center of the thigh rather than the outside of the thigh.
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Matthew Fedele




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What Allan said and if you want to build them like your life depends on them, a backup strap in the center.


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Mar, 2010 5:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another note Lucas, the rivest you've highlighted in the first pic are actually blind ( they are not through both plates, they are not attaching anything they're just filling a whole ) and not the rivets holding the straps in which would be flush riveted on the underlap of each plate. Blind rivets are either a) filling a hole that was needed while building to make the plates match up in terms of shape, but not necessary for ariculation b) simply to maintain symetry between the outside edge, which will most always have an articulating rivet, and the inside edge which deosn't need them c) occasionally to fill in holes mistakenly located. In this case as the cuvre is not sever B would propabaly be the case.
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