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The Half-Axe.

I purchased my first hand forged tomahawk many years ago from a Blacksmith in Victoria. I realised after a while that the head on this tomahawk was simply too large for my needs, so I made a longer helve & turned it into a half-axe. I do not want...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Dec 2019

Shelter Signalling

I love twentieth-century magazine art, especially early twentieth-century cover illustrations, for various reasons: the accessible aesthetics, the creativity and artistry, the cultural representation. Then as now, magazine publishers and editors wanted...
From: streets of salem on 21 Oct 2019

Fort Beauséjour offering 18th-Century camping experience.

Why are we not doing this in Australia???!!!Mathieu D'Astous, visitor experience manager at Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland, displays one of the three 18th-Century-style tents available to campers as part of a new project offered this summer at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Jul 2018

Survival Prepper Forum

I am constantly looking for a decent Australian survival forum, so far no luck. The Australian survival forums I have found so far are no better than the American ones. America is different from Australia in many ways, so the discussions on those forums...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Dec 2017

Research Update on Oilcloth Recipes.

Waterproofing ingredients for oilcloth. 2.2.1 Drying Oil Recipes A source from 1758 describes the preparation of drying oil (mainly intended for “coarser work”) as involving boiling or simmering the oil in conjunction with a variety of driers...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Nov 2016

Historical Trekking-Period Quotes.

Victuals well dressed by Pamela Patrick-White. WILLIAM BYRD'S DIVIDING LINE HISTORIES Mid 18th century. "Till this Night I had always lain in my Night Gown, but upon Tryal, I found it much warmer to strip to my shirt, & lie in naked Bed with my gown...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 May 2016


Excerpt from image of Capt. George Lowther and his Company at Port Mayo in the Gulf of Matique, 1734, showing pirates in a makeshift tent. COLONIES, SHIPS, AND PIRATES.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Jul 2015

Reconstructed Eastern Woodland Indian Wigwam. Winter Scene.

This is the reconstructed woodland Indian wigwam that I built in our forest. You can see the drying rack to the right, & the outside fireplace with tripod just in front.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Jul 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...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 May 2015

Bed, Shelter and Food.

Author's Sketch and interpretation of the Indian shelter.At night I hung up my blanket like a hammock, that I might lay out of the reach of the fleas,troublefome and conftant guefts in an Indian hut ; but I found my contrivance too cool fora place open...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Aug 2014

18th Century Paint Recipe for Oilcloth.

WARNING: These recipes are original paints and include lead to aid drying. DO NOT use these recipes on your oilcloth. I suggest you make up a mixture of beeswax, boiled linseed oil and a brown oil paint. You can add turpentine if you wish to speed up...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Aug 2014

A Brief History of Sailcloth During the Age of Sail. A Link.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jul 2014

More On Oilcloth and Canvas.

A Detail Taken From David MoMorier’s  Showing A Tent Possibly Made of Brown, Unbleached, Linen, c. 1751-1760 (The Royal Collection)OILCLOTH QUOTESCanvas[ca'vas; canways; canwas; canvis; canvice; canvasse; canvass; canuis]Nowadays a strong or coarse...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Apr 2014

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