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Author:  Coriant [ Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:12 pm ]
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Thanks chicken. I hadn't found numbers for fiberglass to compare with. It doesn't look like its worth trying.

Author:  arashi [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:13 am ]
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1) If I'm looking at the right section (and I'm pretty sure I am) KiteBuilder.com is stocking a LOT more then just .505 now... I personally suggest the .602, though I don't work with kitespar much.

2) BestDagStuff.com. I got my order in last week, but it took two weeks before Bruce (the proprietor) shipped it out. Also, he is charging way too much on shipping... My order was $28 and the shipping was $32. I know I've shipped larger items for less before.

Regardless, the materials are top grade. I got 4 of the 3/8" square fiberglass cores and they are beautiful. The blade fries are also of exceptional quality, made with what appears to be the mythical 3# EVA that everybody is looking for right now, though I'm not sure on that one. The actual EVA he is selling is your basic 2# grey in 6' rolls... I highly suggest the wider 40" sheets because the 12" sheet is hardly large enough to work with.

Anywho, just my two cents.

Author:  Arrakis [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:32 am ]
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If it's not up yet, Goodwinds.com does awesome work on kitespar, and they're Medieval Recreation-friendly.

Author:  Big King Jimmy [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:46 pm ]
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Arrakis wrote:
If it's not up yet, Goodwinds.com does awesome work on kitespar, and they're Medieval Recreation-friendly.


This is where I get mine from.

Author:  Sir_Mel [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:50 am ]
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Random tip I came across through trial and error. Goo-gone + Bar Keepers Friend = awesome for removing contact cement from stainless steel counters/tables.

Author:  xcrunner2 [ Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:39 pm ]
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Quote:
http://www.farmandfleet.com/ 11/16th's and 3/8th's solid fiberglass cores
under common sense fence. (also can be found in IL if any more states have these let me know.)


Farm and Fleets are common throughout Wisconsin too. Also since the brothers who owned farm and fleet split up there are now fleet farms around which are identical to farm and fleet, just that one brother owns the normal ones and the other owns the backwards ones.

Locations for Fleet Farm
http://www.fleetfarm.com/company/locati ... 237718087B

Locations for Farm and Fleet
http://www.farmandfleet.com/stores/default.aspx

Author:  Boltstrikes [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:32 pm ]
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Any success using the foam underlayment from the wood laminate section of Home Depot or Lowes? If I remember correctly it was good quality stuff and it probably would wear better then a camp pad....

Author:  Freki [ Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:16 pm ]
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hursegurl wrote:
Walmart just changed the type of blue foam. Still legal


May be a bit of a necro, but is this true?? the good ole' wally world foam still good. I don't get to much info on the goings on back home being deployed.

Author:  Artemis [ Thu May 27, 2010 9:55 am ]
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If i want to make a red two handed sword that's about 52", what would the best type of core to buy that makes it as lightweight as possible and doesn't flex much? We tried 1/2 inch PVC, but it still flexes a ridiculous amount and i don't want to make the handle any thicker.

Author:  Artemis [ Thu May 27, 2010 10:11 am ]
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another thing. i found that DAPing 2 fiberglass rods together and wrapping them in ductape works really well. I have a 38" strong really light blue sword with that as a core.

also we put 3 cores together this way to create a 50" battleaxe and it works like a charm.

this could be really helpful if you have thinner fiberglass that flexes too much.

Author:  Arrakis [ Thu May 27, 2010 12:34 pm ]
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1/2" sq. fiberglass. I have some 48" sticks of it and I'll be in Dun Abhon two Sundays from now. Come to practice and bring $20 and one of them is yours.


Or find yourself some 3/4" round fiber, some really frikkin stout bamboo, or some rattan.

Author:  Artemis [ Thu May 27, 2010 12:48 pm ]
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alright though i'm not sure i'll buy it. i'm kinda short on cash right now.

Author:  Cheeseheart [ Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:39 am ]
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www.foamorder.com
Got EVA foam there, but other closed cells available.

Author:  Hillshum [ Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:31 pm ]
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Anybody have experience with the tubular polyethylene from foamforyou.com? Or for that matter, any tubular closed-cell (besides pool noodle, I've worked with it enough to realize just how bad it is).

Seems like the stuff could make foamsmithing simple weapons much easier.

Author:  Tiberius Claudius [ Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:12 pm ]
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Musician's Friend sells band poles and has FREE SHIPPING on all orders, with no minimum order.

I've ordered multiple times and have never been disappointed. Stock is usually always in, and orders get to your door in about a calendar week.

Just paid ~ $31.00 for an 8' and 5' to make a spear and a (Dane Axe).

Use these guys.

Author:  mongoose193 [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:19 pm ]
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Hey guys, I recieved a bow for Christmas that I am very excited to use next time I get a chance to play, but I was wondering if you guys knew the best place to get arrows? I know walmart sells them but I was wondering if there was another place to get them from that would give me more bang for my buck.


Thanks,
Scott

Author:  Savage [ Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:58 am ]
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Good deal on military surplus ensolite foam pads - perfect for stabbing tips. $20 each. 73"x23"x0.5" As of March 2012

Author:  Imperius [ Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:04 pm ]
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Just wondering but would it be ok to use pvc pipe's for the core of the sword or no?


:ninja:

Author:  Aimish [ Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:50 pm ]
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1/2 inch pvc is good for up to 30 inch swords.

Author:  Imperius [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:36 pm ]
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ok thank you for the information greatly appreciated. :D




:ninja:

Author:  Argent [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:18 am ]
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So what is the best places to order foam that is similar to the blue Wal-Mart foam and the dark grey foam that u can also get from Wal-Mart. Saw a lot of talk about cores and a little bit about ppl testing different kinds of foam. Thanks

Author:  Davit [ Fri May 25, 2012 3:43 pm ]
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Please only use this particular post if you are adding resources for others, if you have questions about weapons please make another post.

Author:  Argent [ Fri May 25, 2012 7:13 pm ]
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my bad man

Author:  Mekoot Rowan [ Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:38 pm ]
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Fiberglass rods in all shapes and sizes. Also Lexan if you have a desire to try it as a shield core.

http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Fiberglass-threaded-rod-and-nuts

Foam Supplies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. Round fiberglass(3/8, 1/2 and 3/4"), blue foam, military foam (sometimes, if that location has a military surplus section), DAP, etc. Also has a hunting section for archers.

http://www.fleetfarm.com/mff/

Author:  Tails [ Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:16 pm ]
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50" long x 6" wide x 4" thick tubes of marine foam for 31$ (plus shipping [$5]) if your interested.

http://www.thelifeguardstore.com/produc ... product=47

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