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Re: Bow protection (fwd)

Hello, this article was sent to me and I thought that the archers in your 
area would enjoy. Also my bi-monthly article use as you wish. 
                                               Robert the Forgotten

John Edgerton wrote:
> The following archer is from Drachenwald (Sweden)
> Jon
> >>>>>-------------------->
>Subject: Bow protection
> Hello!
> Weiland had also experimented with a period protection for bows and arrows
> against water. Instead of using linseed oil or different kind of waxes you
> could use a mixture of resin and embalming turpentine (well, its a direct
> translation from swedish. You use it to mix with linseed oil). This has
> been documented from England where the bowyers guild bought resin from a
> local supplier and mixed it with wine. The wine was probably a dry white
> wine, not  something sweet like sherry. If you use the later you probably
> will end up with a serious case of "sticking to your bow" :-).
> It will probably take considerable less time to make the brew if you use
> the turpentine instead of wine. It will take some months to make this but
> Weiland liked it very much and is now using it to all his bows and arrows.
> It also smells wonderful.
> You take your resin and dry it. To shorten the drying time you could freeze
> the resin and crush it when it's frozen. Spread out the resin on a paper
> after that and let it dry. When it's dry you put it in a glass jar. Make a
> mark on the jar where the surface os the rasin is and add the turpentine so
> that you get the double volume. Make a new mark on the jar where the
> surface of the turpentine is. You will get more more turpentine than resin.
> Let it stand to the resin has dissolved and filter it through an ordinary
> coffe filter. Let it stand in the jar again until it's a clear liquid.
> Filter it again carefully so that what's sedimented stays on the bottom.
> Remove what's sedimented and pour the solution back to the original jar.
> Add turpentine so you get the same volume as you had when you had add
> turpentine the first time. Ready to use. When applied you should brush the
> surface with a rough linen cloth or similar. Apply at least three layers.
> Well, have fun with this. I will try it out next year.
> ***********
> >However I have run into a small snag. Does anyone have instructions
> >and the patterns for a "jill".  Hey I was asked!
> >Thank you.
> >---
> >HL Matuesz z Plocka
> >Dragons Laire, An Tir
> >http://kendaco.telebyte.com/~mhenson
> ***********
> What's a "jill"?
> Best regards
> Danske