Is this from a medieval spear?

This was found in my tyre and looks like it's from years ago....maybe medieval? Looks like a metal leaf or a spear head....just want to know what it is really....it's about 1.5" long x 1/2" wide and is solid metal. 

Asked by landreou 4 years ago


How do you make a Medieval Pavilion out of an 11 x 11 foot Portable Canopy?

I would like to know how to build a Medieval Canopy out of a Sun Canopy. What I mean by Sun Canopy is it does not have a solid roof and I would like to make a cover that would cover the roof that I could tie off and make removable walls that don't cost alot of money. The people who made the canopy I have no longer make them. Ive seen walls for canopies, but they are always too short or not wide enough. Also I would like for the walls and the roof to be water proof. Thank You for Your Help in this.

Asked by Raven7000 9 years ago


How can I turn a thrift store prom dress into a medieval gown for 11y/o niece? She wants to dress up for the ren faire.

I was thinking of getting a sleeveless gown and sewing tabs with the grommets on the either side of the back and then lace to fit my 11 y/o niece. That is where my ideas run out. I don't know what to do about the sleeves. Maybe an undergown and just put some bell sleeves? I am at a loss.

Asked by Baricuda 6 years ago


What country is known for its medieval castles?

I'd love to go traveling after highschool and im a big medieval Europe fan :D

Asked by mynameiswillem 8 years ago


How do I build a minecraft city?

I want to build a medieval city/large town, but I don't know how to start. I could use superflat, but that would be a little strange because it is just an endless plain. I could also level ground in a default world, but that would take very long. I wonder if I should just make it to flow with the terrain (hills, etc.), but I don't exactly know how to do that. Could you suggest how I should do that and maybe a few other tips on city-building?

Asked by ~KnexBuild~ 4 years ago


What other ye olde items may we converge ye nave minds onto maketh

What ye olde items do ye thinketh we should collaborate on to maketh. Or in new english. What do whatsit or whadagamakallit should we make next.

Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago


how long would a standard Medieval torch burn?

If a person need to calculate time by how long a standar Medieval style torch burned how long would be a good guestimate

Asked by 9 years ago


Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry!

Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry! WIN A PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is now closed. Oh yes! That is right! The Medieval period, a time of blood, gore, and best of all, WEAPONS! Yes, this round is simple, you have to make a type of medieval weapon, there are many many choices of things to choose from in this challenge, including: Trebuchets, catapults, throwing axes, lances, club, flail, war hammer, long sword, ect... Here are some rules for this challenge: Must be based on a real medieval weapon Must have been made AFTER the contest started Must be 100% Knex (String and tape allowed) Must be entered by 7th Febuary 2010 List of entrants for this round: Killer~safecracker Knexfreak95 Good luck! And happy building!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Model Medieval Wooden Ship Building

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions about where I might find plans or tips for building a scale model of something like a viking longship or medieval man-o-war? Ideally what I would like is outlines of ribs and spars, etc. that could be transposed onto balsa or something else that's easy to work.

Posted by Captain Thumb 11 years ago


how to make a 8 strand round braid that creates a pattern and takes very little skill, time, and string?

I was wanting to make a sling (David and Goliath), but this time i wanted to make it with and 8 strand braid. i want a sling around 30 inches (measured from center of the pouch to the end of the cord). which leaves me with about 29 inches of braid each, 29 x 2 (the 2 cords) = 58 inches of braid. 58inches x 8 (number of strands) equals (*grabs calculator) 464 inches. going like this only gives me 8 strands laid side by side, not braided. i'm willing to spend 525 inches on the braid max. anyone know a good one?P.S. i already have seen kiteman's 8 and 16 strand braid. this is not what i'm looking for, i would rather do a hand braid. weird preference but...

Asked by DELETED_15zhangfra 9 years ago


Medival shackles, gotta add it

Https://www.instructables.com/id/MEDIEVAL-SHACKLES/ A great instructable by this guy, rate it comment it, get it added.

Posted by Cpt. Caleb 6 years ago


european/medieval swordfighting

I looked around and wasn't able to find an ible about swordfighting. If there is one, please tell me; if not i would like to know if there is an interest on that subject.

Posted by Arano 8 years ago


ideas Answered

I has some ideas I would like to put out there so here they arecat emoticon smile thing shown here-> :3 a punk idea.. well u know how there's steam punk and cyber punk how about medipunk all medieval stuff

Asked by Articas 9 years ago


Walking Stick to Weapon Conversion

If you've followed my 'ible Whittle a Staff / Walking Stick, you can convert that walking stick into a awesome looking "medieval marshal arts bludgeon"! Head over to my blog to check out what I've done: Walking Stick Bludgeon If you're not using it for decoration, fending off a bear, or fighting ninjas, you've added some nice grip for when you are going for a hike!

Posted by Arbitror 7 years ago


What are the instruments used primarily in Medieval-style music and what are modern sound equivalents? Answered

When I say sound equivalents, I mean what instrument sounds most like it, not like "this instrument is closest to another because it is in the same class." I am asking because I want to synthesize the instruments for a movie soundtrack. Also, if someone would suggest a (free?) imitative synthesis generator vst (FL Studio compatible?) plugin, I would be willing to listen!

Asked by AlternateLives 7 years ago


how do you make torch fuel?

HiI'm planning a medieval halloween party and would like to put up torches along the pathway. I was hoping to buy off some fire gel for lighting the torches, but its turning out to be too expensive. Please let me know if there is a low-cost homemade alternative to this? What i need is fuel for fire that keeps it burning for at least 4 hours, even in windy conditions.Thank you and best regards,Fatty

Asked by 8 years ago


(newsletter) Confetti Cannon, Medieval Gauntlets, Cardboard Furniture...

Mar 5, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Enjoy modifying the things you buy? Then check out the new ThinkGeek Hacks Contest. Hack or modify any ThinkGeek item and win a $250 gift certificate to ThinkGeek! Want to win a laser cutter?Enter any awesome project with a green twist in the Epilog Challenge and win an Epilog Zing laser cutter or gift certificates from Ponoko!The Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest winners have been announced. See who won!We're in the running for best Classic website in the SXSW People's Choice Awards! Vote for us!New contest next week:The Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest will be open to any rubber band-powered contraption! Start tinkering now for the chance to win cool books from Klutz! Use Your Cell Phone on a Land Line Build a Medieval Gauntlet Pin Clock Exploding Confetti Cannon Win a laser cutter! Let your geekiness shine! Homemade Ranch Dressing Cheap Office or Room Divider Duct Tape Corsage and Flowers How to Propose - (Time Travel Edition) Featured question from the new Answers section: Does anyone know how to make a 3-phase wind power generator interface with a home's electric system? One-Touch Keypad Key Homemade Lox at 1/4 the Cost Cheap, Easy and Recycled Jewelry! Build Working Gears from Junkmail Coming Soon! See who won! Variable Soldering Iron Controller Chocolate Bowl Offline Mechanical Steampunkers' Blog Design Your Own Cardboard Furniture Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Ancient History: Kite bombs

From the article:   We investigate the kite bömb - a never before built medieval siege weapön that dropped bómbs from a kite over cities. We build one and test it with startling new insights and success. We investigate ancient bouncing bõmbs that actually skip across water - ... Source of article.    I saw this on the Ancient Discoveries. Over the weekend I believe, on TV.   The key to stability was a long tail...... Here is a source of information given to me by Kiteman,  concerning the Ancient Kite Bómbs (arial attacks before the airplane or balloon).      

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Any video game ideas?

Hello, I am making a game and I have ran out of ideas. I has hoping that maybe some people might have ideas they would want in a game. It has a building aspect to it like minecraft, or terraria. The game Is about a merge of time lines, like Medieval knights and gulf war soldiers. I don't really want a whole new plot, but small ideas like enemies or other little parts.           Also If I use your idea, I will tell you and if its implemented in the game i might even pay you.Thanks you!

Posted by theodore665 5 years ago


How can I create Magical special effects? Answered

I have been cast as Merlin in a medieval fair living chess board act. We have a few reliable magic tricks we've used in the past, but I'm trying to find/think up new ideas. This is a live show and I will most likely be standing on an elevated stage for most of it. I don't mind cheesy tricks (I might even do the string of handkerchiefs up the sleeve gag). Illusions that can be used in "combat" are very welcome. So, if you have ideas, or know of any websites that will help, I'd really appreciate. I've looked through Instructables, but haven't found much, so if you know any good ones, assume I missed them.

Asked by NunchakuMan 5 years ago


Final Fantasy 6 magitek armor!

Hello, fellow instructables members! I was looking over Bug's steampunk chicken-walker mecha, and I had a most awesome idea. From the final fantasy game that screams "steampunk", I remember the cool walker mechas, the 'magitek armor'. See where I'm going with this? I plan to make a chicken-walker style Magitek armor costume! Now, I doubt my mecha will do the magiteks any justice, and I've never quite made a complete "costume" myself, save for a mashup medieval style outfit (makes me think of ike from fire emblem). So, if anyone has input, especially anyone who does steampunk, I'm all ears. Also, thank you again to the user "Bug" for the inspiration!

Posted by Bahamutzero 8 years ago


Free Sewing Patterns

I'm trying to find a bunch of patterns for various pieces of medieval garb. The idea is that I want to make a bunch of outfits from my book, mostly as visual aids, but also as cosplay (because it's way more fun to dress up as your own characters than someone else's). If anyone can help me find the patterns, I need them for: Tunics (both laced and otherwise) Trousers Hooded cloaks Kirtles (sleeveless and long-sleeved) A buckled leather jacket (i.e. a jacket with buckles in place of buttons) (it's for a male character, by the way) I would preferrably like the patterns to be free, but, if not, I need them to at least be downloadable. The jacket will probably be a little tricky, since it's leather and not a very common design, but if anyone can find somewhere that sells them fairly cheaply, let me know. Of course, I'm not going to dump the work on everyone else and then slack off. I'm going to keep searching as well, so I can compare ideas and suggestions from everyone.

Posted by timmycutts 6 years ago


Archery question: What are the pros/cons to having static limbs Vs Ordinary limbs on an English longbow?

I am looking to build, from scratch, (not even a pre-cut board to start), a 6 foot longbow from Osage Orange wood, and I am looking at different designs. People say that a static tip versus a working tip will improve the speed and silence of the bow. However, different people say that it does not increase the performance of the bow, and will make the possibility of twisting the limbs when stringing it that much higher. Below is a pretty accurate basic shape model of what I want it to look like, but without the scrollwork/external artistic detailing. (Copyright to this image goes to Medieval Collectibles. I do not own this picture.) I love the look of it, and the idea of having a completely silent bow is attractive. But I want a bow that lasts my entire life. Does anyone have info on pros and cons? Also, if ANYONE knows where to get schematics/instructions for building a bow like this, it would be awesome if you could show me where to get them. (Pay close attention to the shape of the tips!)

Asked by zelback1 4 years ago


(newsletter) 6 Cent Knife, Pirate Cannon Game, 3D Sewing...

Sep 11, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest has launched! Make an extravagantly decorated egg, win a cool prize, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! The Craft Skills Contest is well underway - learn a new skill, and submit your own! The winners of the Book Contest are posted! Go see the 75 winners that will be featured in the upcoming Instructables book! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! September 18: Mouse mouse; October 2: Intro to Chainmail. RSVP required - just PM Canida.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. Repair columns that were built in 1861 by drewgrey Build Your Own Pedicab by liseman Recycle Laminate Floor Planks by mrsnap1 Hot Glue LED Diffusion by depotdevoid See all 75 Winners! Make a Steampunk Headset by garagemonkeysan Sew a perfect 3-D corner on a cube by mdhaworth Make a Passive Network Tap by joe Make a 6 cent Pocket Knife by iMac LED tilt light box by seligtobiason Pirate Ship and Cannon Game by rickgyver Simple Sonotube Food Dehydrator by stringstretcher Weave medieval cords for bracelets by Kiteman 10 Great Lamp Instructablesto Light Up Your Life Build a Little Row Boat with Plywood by Pornostache Simple Paper Flowers by Poe-tate-o Make a Book Lamp by Goombex SuperSquid - battery charger splitter by eBu Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Engineer's Duel

Hi everyone, I'm new here to this forum site but I wanted to share an idea I've been kicking around for a while now.  I'm a huge fan of the Fantasy vs Science Fiction debate and often like to combine certain elements from each into one another (ie Spell Casting Robots, Steampunk Wizards, etc). One of the staple elements of any Fantasy work is the iconic Wizard's Duel, when two magical wielders face off against one another using a combination or various spells, attacks and magic.   Now, I've always been interested in the kinds of sports/ competitions that focus scientific and engineering minds (robot battles). So I devised one of my own today, just something I think would be really interesting to watch. It's sort of like a modern day resurrection of medieval duels, but instead of weapons the duelers use inventions. Engineer's Duel Overview: Two inventors face off, each utilizing different inventions they've built to best their opponent, and eventually destroy them (or at least incapacitate). The purpose of the battle is to test the wits, intelligence, strategy and inventing skills of each of the duelers.   The goal is not to destroy the opponent, but instead their chosen gadgets until yours is the last one surviving. Rules: 1) No Robots. This fight should be between the duelers themselves, not their robotic minions. 2) No Direct Weapons Allowed (devices that serve no other purpose except as a weapon). Eg no guns, swords, canons, etc. The purpose of the duel is not about how powerful an invention one can build, but how inventive it is and how well the dueler uses it. 3) Each invention chosen by the duelers must be used at least once in the fight. 4) No EMPs, for obvious reasons 5) Vehicular machines such as Tumblers, Mech Warriors, and Giant Hovercrafts are allowed but only in the National Primaries. Other than this, if you can build it, you can use it. So yeah tell me what you think!  

Posted by SHIFT! 7 years ago


Made By Me *UPDATE*

I'm sure many of you have seen the latest Facebook meme that's going around: Made by Me.It goes like this:Made By MeThe first five people to respond to this post will receive something made by me.This offer does have some restrictions:- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.- It will be made just for YOU.- It will be done this year (2009).- It will be something made in the real world and not something over the internet.- It might be art. It might be craft. It might be food.In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make five things for five other people.etc. etc.Well, a carpenter I know posted this recently, and I just could not resist something hand-made by this guy. He once made some kind of wooden whirly gig from medieval prints he'd seen. I couldn't resist! So I reposted, and got my five (+) responses, and I'm going to keep you all posted on what I'm making for them! I'll instructablize all of the projects, and probably make some sort of "Made by Me" guide.If you're on facebook, I encourage you to join this thread, and pass it along! If you're not, and you're interested, try to start an email thread. Come back to get inspiration for your gifts, and make sure to post your own results!Let me know what you've done!***** UPDATE ***********************************************************I think what I failed to mention here, is that this is a neat idea to share with your friends. I would not want a stranger to respond to my posting, and I wouldn't respond to a stranger's. Mostly because I don't want crap. I want to make cool stuff I know my friends will like and get cool stuff made by my friends. If you try this out and get people you don't know responding to you, I would just ignore them! Or put something in the main text about how this is for people you know ONLY!Good luck!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Back to School 2: More instructables to help you in class

School has started for most of you and to help you out joshf posted The Top 10 List for going Back to School. But school is complicated and we feel that students can use all the help they can get. So we're helping you out with 10 (+1) more Instructables. Good luck in school this year. Learning is awesome. Minimalistic Desk by arte.sano Planning on renting a room, decorating with a single mattress, and studying on the floor? Time to make your own desk and act like a grown-up. Your back will thank you. Moleskine Hipster PDA case by atman Be ready to take notes at any time and keep your life together, analog-style. Who says you only learn in classes? The world is your classroom, buddy. Make a $5.00 "Space Pen" for your wallet by doctor_wu Even if you forget your Moleskine Hipster PDA Case, with this tiny pen you'll always be sure that you can write those thoughts down if you can just find a scrap of paper. Laptop sleeve from a zippered three ring binder by cmrc Laptop bags can be crazy expensive for what is just some fabric and a zipper. Strip out a zippered binder instead and you're all set! Vinyl Pencil Case by splityarn Store your fancy mechanical pencils and fine point pens in style with this custom case for your binder. The one you didn't rip up for a laptop sleeve, that is. Collegiate meals by trebuchet03 You're on your own and your idea of cooking is boiling water for ramen? That's sad. This collection of easy recipes will keep you eating well without stress. That's good. Office supplies trebuchet by Scissorman We recommend that you work on your verbal sparring with classmates before you resort to violence, but if you do need to get some agression out this tiny medieval weapon will help you launch your assault. The Paper Catapult by Kiteman So you don't have any office supplies for a trebuchet? Then print up this file and you'll have a scaled-down war going on in no time. Lego USB Stick by ianhampton If you're worried about accidentally using your Pinky USB Drive and destroying your homework you can make a flash drive with a sturdier bit of LEGO plastic. Just don't lose it by burying it inside your model of Helm's Deep. How to "Steal" Your Textbook by TimAnderson OK, we don't think you should really steal any textbooks, but you can turn them into PDFs by destroying them. You lose the resale value, but you can now keep all your books on your laptop and only carry one item to classes! Wikipedia in your pocket by PKM Afraid of getting into an argument in the cafeteria without the Internet to back you up? Take it with you by cramming Wikipedia in your pocket!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Constantly Evolving MMO Roleplay

So I came up with an idea for a pretty awesome MMO game.  Basically it's set in medieval times with swords and armor like your typical Elder Scrolls game.  You play as an adventurer building wealth getting a house ect. like a survival server in minecraft.  The only computer characters in the game are ones employed by a person to do work.  In a minecraft role-play server the downfall is nobody wants to sit around in a shop all day.  To solve this problem people employ workers in their shops.  The cool thing is people get a lot and can basically take to building anything they can afford.  The employed people come with various skills, wages, and levels.  The shop keeper can set up trade routes and gather supplies for his shop.  People who build better shops make more money by having better signs and better hospitality (more expensive to employ but happier customers).  You can build as many shops as you can afford and they can do anything.  To keep the virtual economy flowing people must eat food and consume a specified amount to be able to live.  So you must have so many grams of food each day which you can buy from shops, get from your farm ect. and then every week you must flow money out which can be in the form of repairs or sickness, or theft.  Now this all sounds pretty cool right, but wait for what comes next.  Lets review first though Join the game as adventurer Gain wealth Choose a career: shopkeeper / warrior / thief / assassin / ect.  If the thief of criminal is caught the fate is decided by the king. Gain power, prowice, friends Keep the economy flowing As I am typing this I realize the game would need to employ an economist to help prevent an in game depression or economic collapse. Now its time for some fun.  The game encourages the development of kingdoms.  By making friends and gaining in-game recognition someone can become king and gain ownership over a kingdom.  With enough wealth and land possession a king will be able to choose to build a kingdom.  These kingdoms are pre-set with boundaries and costs already incorporated.  As with all MMO games there are multiple worlds to log into and each one has multiple kingdoms within.  This allows for kings to go to war ect.  The whole game has very few limits on what can happen, however seeing as monopolies can ruin a game when someone becomes too powerful the game automatically sends bad things their way such as plague, fire, catastrophe ect.  Also to prevent one king from keeping power for the whole existence of this game every week things get a little harder for the king and his subjects are manipulated to go against him more and more until the kingdom finally collapses and starts anew.  This helps keep people hoping and wanting to try.  This is the basic idea of the game and I will now go into more detail on the interworking details.  Feel free to share your ideas to help with the development of this game. Details in a completely random unorganized order: King can collect taxes spend in various ways and do all that he can to maintain power.  He can employ and army and select various people to go underneath him such as dukes and lords.  The arm can be commanded by the king and at his expense be transported very quickly to a battlefield.  Generals command groups and keep track of all their men which helps the king prevent deserting soldiers.   The game's currency is dealt out to new players in various ways.  A quest may be formed, or a reward/bounty given to players so they can start making money.  The money payed to computer controlled employees goes out of the game and is carefully monitored to help keep the economy balanced. The total currency in the game can be increased or decreased in additional balancing attempts.  Thats what the full time economist is for. Resources are out there and just like with the currency, their appearance is carefully regulated.  Giant forests will exist making wood and endless resource, however from the start wood is fairly cheap.  Stone can be mined all over, however it is difficult to collect, shape and transport making more expensive.  Then there are gold diamonds iron ect. which are hard to find and appear in mines based on special algorithms.  The game will constantly be improved and will launch with hundreds to thousands of items which people can make and purchase.  Items can also be custom crafted either by the blacksmith or a painter which allows for unique items and helps create a competitive market.  There are in game "easter eggs" which can be found through experimentation so when a blacksmith gets it just right he can have super strong and lightweight armor, bound to his name which can create a buz about how special so and so's armor is.   Your help: How do we develop this, how do we get it out to the public, is it a good idea? What is wrong, what is right?  We were thinking kick-starter then employing a game development company.  How much does one need to develop a game like this?  Will it have public support?  How should you get the game.  Single purchase,  monthly subscription, in game purchases, purchase a character when character dies he is gone or some other ideas? Thanks

Posted by jj.inc 5 years ago