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Etienne Hamel




Location: Acton Vale (QC) canada
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PostPosted: Sun 08 Nov, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

white pine planks shouldn't be difficult... oh and for the linnen how much should i put? and should i display the linnen in a cross fibers pattern like this # (sorry for the english if you don't understand what i want to say is putting the first layer one way and the second one another way or if you prefer take a look at the number sign the horisontal lines are one and the vertical one is the other)
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Viktor Abrahamson




Location: Sweden
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov, 2009 1:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Make sure the first layer of cloth is attached like in this picture. if you have several layers, then change the direction each time.

/Viktor



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Johan S. Moen




Location: Kristiansand, Norway
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you are going to be training regularly, I wouldn't bother with a planked construction. Plywood holds up better, and no one can see it under a canvas covering anyway. Even plywood gets wrecked often enough, but it'll usually last a good season or so.

However, a planked shield is much nicer for displays and perhaps showfights.

Johan Schubert Moen
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Elling Polden




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov, 2009 5:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cloth covered ply is, from extensive experience, your best choise for a figthing shield.
For an exact replica, 6mm linden boards covered with rawhide would be ideal. However, this moves your shield firmly from the hobyist price range, and requires a lot more time, tools and experience.

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
-Reidar Sendeman, from King Sverre's Saga, 1201
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Kristian Fagerström




Location: Sweden
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am certain that I saw a source that mentioned linen facing, but I cannot seem to find it.

Help?
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