Hew of Kilraag
["Kilraag" is pronounced like
This is just a no-frills index to a number of pages I've made
that are vaguely linked by being related to the SCA, siege engines, early
weapons, and so on. I've decided to go to a sort of "Retro Web" look.
My Lawn Labyrinth
My nifty red hat project.
Albums - Events and Activities
Siege and Missile Combat
- My first trebuchet, designed to throw
tennis or hockey balls, and to come apart so it could fit in the trunk
of a Pontiac Tempest.
- A quick-and-dirty low-budget
trebuchet designed for a contest. The limitation was that it had to be
able to fit inside a 2.5 foot cube. Also to fit inside the back of a
Ford Taurus station wagon.
- An eight-inch "grape class" onager.
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- These have great potential for aqueous warfare.
- The ACME Desktop Trebuchet®
- A 1-foot scale model trebuchet, finally finished and
delivered only 10 months behind schedule.
An ongoing project. It shall be cheap
and easy to make, using only simple woodworking tools (eg a cordless
drill and handsaw) and shall be made out of common materials that are
easy to find in most hardware stores. It shall have a pull of about 600
bit of trebuchet
design theory (don't worry, no calculus)
- "Trebuchet for
beginners, some basic information about how they work, design
considerations, nomenclature and other items of interest." The best
place to start to learn the theory and practise of designing,
constructing, and operating trebuchets
- Ron Tom's site, with an excellent discussion forum - the Cat Mess Board
Kingdom's Siege Engineers
- Rules and
regulations, photos, the EK Siege Marshallate, events, and newsletters
- No Hat Upon His Head
- A collection of Period headwear images, links for merchants
and patterns. (under construction).
Great Kilt (some day)
- I don't mean that it's
fabulous and stupendous – it's just the popular name for a
breacan an fheilidh or feileadh m—r, as
opposed to the modern (18th century) feileadh beag.
- Maille Vest
- I started (June 7, 2003) a
European 6-in-1 weave maille vest, 5/16" inside diameter rings, 16
gauge galvanised steel. Sort of a short, sleeveless hauberk or byrnie
kind of thing just for show. So far, it's more like a placemat. All
I've got posted is a description
of my coil-winding tools.
- Update: No
way I'm going to finish this one. It's too heavy and labour-intensive.
Not much content yet.
in Sword 'n' Board gear
Some photos taken at an Ynys y Gwaed fight practise. This is
where and when I got the bug. What I'm wearing is loaner Heavy armour
over Fencing armour, hence the odd appearance. The white spots are
wierd artifacts of the digital camera's flash trying to fill a large
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- That's Not A
- A couple of favourite movie
quotes and bits about swordplay, pirates, and medieval-related content.
- (under constuction)
- The Crew of the Roisin Dubh,
- The SCA household of which I am a member, mundanely based in
Moncton, New Brunswick.
Shire of Lyndhaven
- Our shire, covering
New Brunswick, Canada
Shire of Lyndhaven (2)
- Old official
site for Lyndhaven - no longer updated.
- An Crioch Cala
Construction) Our semi-official "Borough" within the Shire of
Lyndhaven. It's an experimental thing, preparing to become a future
canton or shire.
Barony of Ruantallan
- We like to visit
and play with them.
Canton of Distant Shore
- Them too (part
- The Cantref of Ynys Y Gwaed
- Yet another part of Ruantallan
Hew (m.k.a. John Rose)
email me: hew *at*