The Armorer's Workshop Set

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Medieval Great Helm and Hourglass Gauntlets

with Peter Fuller

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Two volume set
375 total minutes

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Learn the lost art of armor making from Peter Fuller, one of the few modern masters of the craft.

In The Armorer's Workshop: Volume 1, Fuller covers every step of this project in meticulous detail, including cutting the pieces, shaping, riveting, polishing, and much, much more. The skills taught in this video will not only enable you to make your own historically accurate, battle-worthy helmet, they represent a comprehensive apprenticeship in the armorer's craft.

In The Armorer's Workshop: Volume 2, Fuller builds on the skills he imparted in the first volume, taking you step-by-step through the creation of the smaller, more detailed pieces that make up a pair of hourglass gauntlets. He teaches you how to weld and sand individual pieces into a strong assembly, anneal and shape brass to make it easy to work, chase fine lines into your piece for historical accuracy and polish even the smallest pieces of steel to a mirror finish consistent with the appearance of 16th century armor. Includes full-scale patterns for the gauntlets and specialized armor-making tools, including the fluting tool.
Peter Fuller is a former curator of the historical arms and armor exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Through years of painstaking research of authentic period armor, he rediscovered the skills of traditional armorcraft. As owner of Medieval Reproductions, Fuller has more than 21 years of experience handcrafting the highest quality reproduction arms, armor and period accessories for collectors all over the world.

1) Tools and Equipment
2) Materials
3) Cutting & Profiling
4) Shaping the Top Front & Top Back Pieces
5) Fitting the Top Front & Top Back Pieces
6) Sanding
7) Raising the Cap
8) Planishing the Cap
9) Fitting and Sanding the Cap
10) Buffing
11) Assembling the Top Half
12) Making the Bottom Back Piece
13) Cutting the Webbing and Attaching the Bottom Back Piece
14) Making, Fitting, and Finishing the Bottom Front Piece
15) Final Assembly and Construction of the Lining
16) Tools and Materials
17) Cuff and Metacarpal Plate
18) Knuckles
19) Brass Decorations
20) Finger Plates
21) Attaching the Glove to the Gauntlet
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