Arts & Sciences

For crafting and construction related articles.

Dun Draoneach

Starting a new site for my A&S posts, Dun Draoneach at amtstuff.com.

Making Swords at the Park 9/27

In ten years of playing this game, ya boy has made close to infinity swords. I'd like to share what I've learned throughout this time with you all this Saturday before the park (11am). If anyone needs to rebuild their stuff please bring your materials out and join me.

- Xion

Spring 2014 Dragonmaster Results

Only 3 entries this time, but here are the scores.

Amatiel - 6.52 pts
General Construction, "Spike" 3.48
Amtgard Weapon, "Ba-Bomb" 3.04

Shayleigh - 3.72 pts
Art, "Feast Gear Set" 3.72

Which makes Amatiel our Dragonmaster for the reign.

Quick and Dirty A&S

As I yelled about at the park today...

There will be an Arts & Sciences tournament on Saturday, April 5th.

The rules are...
1. Only one item may be entered by each participant.
2. You must not have started making the item as of 5pm March 29th.
3. The item must be Amtgard related in some way.
4. The item will be judged only on it's outward appearance.
5. Judging will be held after the first battlegame of the day.

Best 5 items will win coins.

Since these items are only being judged on their appearance, construction methods/techniques are not being scrutinized. That means if you want to make something that is held together with chewing gum, you can.

- Glenalth

Scrap Armor Studded Greaves

How to get rid of some leather scraps and wind up with something useful...

Building a Helm - Pt 1: Pattern Making

I was contemplating a new project and happened to be reading through the play test document for V8. I spotted was a nice little +1 bonus to torso armor for wearing a helm. I was intrigued and had never made a full helmet before, so here is part one on making a leather helm for Amtgard combat. This guide covers basic pattern making and applies to just about any sort of leather armor.

Russian Tea Cakes

Made some little cookies.

Lifted the original recipe from a web comic.

First I spent a couple hours shelling pinon nuts. I always forget how irritatingly slow that goes.

Rolled some in cocoa powder for the second coating and some in a mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

Viking Weave

Did a test chain that ended up becoming a small necklace. Used the old pinball machine solenoid coils again. Only 4 knots per rotation to see how it would come out. Ended up having to make a draw plate, which will be good to have. Did a smaller section with 7 that also worked out well.

Also ended up making a set of beaded earrings that I don't have a photo of.



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