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 Posted: Tue Feb 17th, 2009 01:38 pm
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Albert Sailhorst
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Does anyone have a website, or other information, on how to make a groundcover/poncho?

Thanks!

Albert Sailhorst

 



 Posted: Tue Feb 17th, 2009 03:06 pm
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Over on the AC a while back someone posted the period recipe for the covering. Started w/ 22oz Cotton Duck and painted it w/ a mixture of IIRC linseed oil, pitch and rubber but what the exact mix is I don't know.

Both Upper Mississippi Merchantile and James Country offer a nice groundcloth, or used to. I don't have access to either here but it might be worth looking up. $40 +/- IIRC.

Let us know what you find.



 Posted: Tue Feb 17th, 2009 04:08 pm
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Johann,

Thanks for the info!!....Glad to see ya again and hope all is going well with you!

I like James Country and Upper Miss Merc, but thought I'd give myself something to do before our first events; which begin in April.



 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2009 07:32 pm
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Heres a link how to make one
http://www.geocities.com/union_guard/

This gentleman make very good painted ground clothes
http://www.claudesinclair.com/Palmetto-Batallion/Federal-OilBlanket.html

Hopefully this helps



 Posted: Mon May 4th, 2009 06:11 pm
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Thanks!

I'll check them out!!



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