Just wondering if anyone either has or is willing to make some black shield covers that will fit a couple 2.5" thick, 30" diameter roundshields. I'd be more than willing to take them off your hands for a fair price. Post a reply or email me at Carneth@gmail.com
Legion of the Dragoons!
Dwarves are not, in terms of stature, very imposing. That is, unless you value your knees.
My way isn't exactly material efficient but it do get the job done . But my usual equation is: Diameter + [(edge+3 inches)x2].
Since i sucked at math, I'll write that out: Diameter + edge thickness + 3 inches of overlap PER SIDE (this is important, else you wind up about 6inches short). Or generally I add a foot to the diameter and make a square X by X sized.
So for you guys, 30 + 5 (edge x2) + 6 (over-lap x2). So just get a square yard per shield. 1/8 or 1/4" rope for a draw (what i use, I forget. White, thin cord). Thin enough I can fit it under the sewing machine foot.
Easy way: If you guys are super cool and able to draw out a circle that has a 36" diameter, that makes life so much easier. Then just lay cord around perimeter of circle, fold material over rope and pin / staple in place and go to town....avoiding hitting said metal objects with your needle or running over your rope. Least 1.5-2 inches open at the end to pull your rope tight and tie it off.
Hard Way: Lay your material out flat, lay center shield in fabric. Fold material up onto shield and gingerly cut your square corners into more of a rough circle shape. You can rough keep a check by going from the edge of the back side of your shield, in the 3 - 4 inches we've allowed for.
Go slow, making smallish cuts, unless your good at judging shape then go to town. Just remember, you can't add back on.
Once it's roughly the circular shape you need, fold your material edges over enough to cover your rope and make a tube it can easily slip through. Or just use 1" folded over, up to you. Pin in place (If you use a hot iron and a spritz of water to press your fold over, it stays better for you.) and sew along the bottom seam. If you deviate and sew up into your tube, you'll make it hard to pull your cord through.
DON"T CLOSE IT ALL THE WAY...leave the 1.5-2 inches open. Get a small safety pin. Pin it to the end of your draw sting and use it to push your cord through the tube. I like to put a dab of tape to make sure it doesn't pop open and stab me .
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2010 19:18:21 GMT -5 by Stubbie