Knifemaking Bill Moran by Bill Moran

By Bill Moran

Учебное пособие на английском из школы мастеров ножеделов ABS invoice Moran Bladesmithing college. Мало текста, очень много схем и картинок. Ковка, закаливание, отпуск, изготовление рукоятей, всечка серебром и т.д.

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Sweet smelling red cedar is the choice wood, but almost any other kind will answer. Whip-Tops—Eel-skin Whips the Best. As a rule boys use old rags for their whips. These soon become very much soiled and look untidy, but the real sportsman, be he man or boy, takes great pride in his guns, fish-rods, skates, golf-sticks, or top-whips ; and such boys prefer for a top-whip an eel-skin fastened to a short wooden handle. FIG. —The Wooden Chip Stone Shovel. Country boys catch their own eels, city boys get the skins at the fish market.

Sneaking or Dribbling. Sneaking is allowed; that is, shooting the taw slowly, so that it will stop in or near the centre. This counts as a turn, and the marble is allowed to rest there until the sneaker’s turn comes round again, in which case, if he has not been killed by some other player, he shoots from the spot occupied by his taw. If a dead man’s turn comes around and there are enough ducks in the ring to warrant the risk, the dead man may re-enter by laying in the middle twice as many ducks as the game required at first and placing still another duck near the edge of the ring to carom on.

Marbles in America. One hundred and twenty-eight years after Columbus discovered America, and when many of the ancestors of this generation of boys could call themselves Americans, the Dutchmen imported marbles to England, and it is very probable the old Knickerbockers introduced them here, but it matters little who had the honor of introducing them to America. , to New Orleans, the boys all play marbles. Made Abroad Nowadays. Where do they all come from? Some of you win them, some of you trade postage-stamps for them, but some person bought them, probably, at the little store around the corner.

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