Soo, I've been sitting on this blog for awhile, because I had some very serious work to do with the site, which is now mostly done. I still need to redo the segmentata page completely. I'm not exactly sure what is going to be next on the agenda there, other than I'm going to make some more shoes to finetune the calcei directions, and try to pinpoint any real trouble areas. One I've just nailed is the leather weight- use 4-5, not 5-6. Another section of that will eventually be a lasted shoe section- eventually.
I really want to make a contuburnium tent, which I plan to do of fabric, not leather. The canvas I'll use is colored a tan/buff color, which I think I can paint over a bit more, and from a few feet will be indistinguishable from leather. I plan to cut the fabric into the appropriate sized squares/rectangles, and sew them all together to help generate the leather illusion. The main thing a practiced eye will notice is the line of stitching along side each seam. You can't tunnel stitch fabric and I have no intention of hand sewing this thing. Fool I may be, masochist I am not. Hopefully this will be blended somewhat by the paint job.
Things I need: a plan/pattern-which I'm working on, an industrial walking foot machine, the fabric-which will be ordered from panther primitives, thread, leather for the tie tabs and such-which I have, a lot of patience-which, hmmm, that might take some searching, then of course I'll need wood for the center poles, maybe wood stakes, and I have to decide if I'm going to do a peak pole and eave poles. Probably not, less wood, less to carry.
I still need to decide whether to go with the 9x9 foot plan, or the 10x10 foot plan. Is 9'square equal to 10R' square? R being Roman. 10rxAF9~hypotenuse%3.5=circumference? no that's not it...