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making an aspis
#31
Thank you for the comments. Everyone tells me I should make one here and there and sell it. I don't think I would enjoy them as much if it were work. I also think it would be pretty hard to match a salary for an MBA/CPA with shield income. :wink: I do have a few more designs floating in my head and will probably make a couple more. Running out of wall space though. :roll:
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#32
Yeah....it's a hobby and should stay fun Chris. I agree with you.
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#33
Quote: Running out of wall space though. :roll:

Well, if you make another aspis, I'm sure you'll find plenty of people willing to display it for you!
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#34
Quote:Running out of wall space though.

...or you could get a bigger wall, you think? Hey, you deserve a bigger office anyway.

How deep is the dish on the Pegasus aspis?
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#35
Roughly 6 to 6 1/2 inches.
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#36
I have an inquiry regarding the Aspis; When the layers are glued together (using that method) and the shield completed and used in **simulated** combat, does it stand up pretty well? Or do some people use other methods of joining the layers as well?
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#37
Those are great pieces of art/work! 8)
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#38
One the Sydney Ancients is now turming them out of pine. The member Mr D armstrong is also selling them commercially pic below.

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#39
Rear View
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#40
Wow! that must be one big lathe! How about pictures of the tool??

How much does one of the wood blanks weigh?
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#41
Do you know why Greek rabbits don't leave tracks?

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Because they hoplite.

Heh.
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#42
A friend pointed me to the lath construction of an aspis from Olynthos. I thought I'd share the relevant parts of the original article. Note the round object pictured next to the text is NOT the shield, but a basin from another article.
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#43
:!: :!: :!: Have you got pics from the article?It mentions numbered figures in it.Made from crossed pieces of wood?Like the chigi vase?
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#44
Quote:Have you got pics from the article?

Why, yes. I do Big Grin
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#45
And a close up of the rim. The fellow who brought this to my attention, who can identify himself should he wish, mentioned that the pattern on the rim harkens back to a woven pattern, suggesting perhaps that the anscestral shield was woven.
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