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Took me about a week reading it at work. Maybe an hour a chapter.  But
then, I was taking notes and drawing pictures for reference. But I am an
engineer and you are a machinist. IOW, we are used to this kind of
technical writing.

*Popular Science Magazine *it ain't.




On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 4:09 AM, Jerry Harder <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  I think the soft bound copy was around 30 bucks.  Franz is probably
> right if you get too bogged in the details.  Read for the overall
> idea/process/whats going on.  I blue through it like a grade school book
> which is not to say I'm some king of genius  but it was a subject I was
> immensely interested in, or maybe I just clicked with the author.
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> On 10/2/2013 3:36 PM, john heitman wrote:
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> For those interested in the book Master Gerald mentioned, I will warn you
> that it is a fairly intensive scientific and engineering laden work.  The
> author approaches his subject as though publishing for a professional
> journal. It is written on the Master's thesis level, regularly making
> reference to other research papers in the discussion of the chapter topic.
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> While it is a small book, it is NOT a light read. It is a technical report
> on a series of experiments attempting to recreate results by replicating
> performance via remodeled equipment.
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>  If you are not comfortable reading for hours on end about (air flow
> rate) x (carbon % content) x (chunk size) / (ore mineral % values) x (oven
> dimension configuration) vs teuere placement/ stack height, this is NOT a
> book you will finish. It is HIGHLY technical, exactly the opposite of the
> PBS episode which started this conversation.
>
>  It was written on a professional metalurgist level. I have four
> semesters of Material Science engineering studies, and even I had trouble
> following at times.
>
>  be warned. The hardback copy runs $80 on Amazon.
>
>  Franz
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> On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Stefan li Rous <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
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>> Greetings Master Gerald,
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>> On Oct 2, 2013, at 4:00 AM, Jerry Harder <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>> > That little brazerů
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>> What "little brazer"?
>> Was this an A&S project?
>> Is there a write-up on this that would be of interest to others?
>> Would you be willing to let me consider adding it to the Florilegium? :-)
>>
>> > has evolved to a large interest in glue.  I think (at least I have been
>> told)  that fish glue may have been used for arrows in those of the Mary
>> Roze.  Hide glue and cheese glue will not glue bone-They will peal out from
>> between slices like cellophane, , but fish glue does and does it well.  I
>> had suspected it would work for arrows but not tried it yet.
>>
>>  Although it sounds like you've already done a lot of research on glue,
>> here is what I've collected over the years on period glues. Perhaps it
>> might be of use.
>> glues-msg (33K) 8/ 4/99 Medieval glues and pastes. Recipes.
>>
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>> >  Attached is my wright-up on glue.  I hope it helps you in some way.
>>
>>  Argh. I think the list stripped out the attachment. Could you please
>> send me a copy at: [log in to unmask] ?
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>> >  I would love to have some of the ore you mention.
>>
>>  I posted a request on the EK Metalsmiths list as to whether anyone had a
>> source.
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>> > I think about a 5 gallon bucket full would be needed to do a batch.  I
>> don't have numbers bur 100 lb ore at 60% iron by weight might make 30 lbs
>> of bloom which would not be all iron.  I just found out tonight that there
>> is a yahoo group dedicated to smelting, and so after 2-3 years of wishing,
>> all kinds of info is avalancheing in.
>>
>>  That seems to be about the volume I remember seeing folks use. I have no
>> idea what the percentage of iron in their ore was.
>>
>> Stefan
>>
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>>    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas
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