Flat shield body

Photo: source materials

  • 1 wooden board
  • 500 g waterproof wood glue
  • fabric

The wooden board must be the size of the shield. The size needed also depends on the edge protection. If a rope is added, the wooden body must be correspondingly smaller.

I recommend a waterproof glued plywood board with a thickness of 6 mm made of either beech (heavy and very stable), ash (stable) or birch (light and somewhat softer). Not all types of wood are waterproof. It is essential to pay attention to this, as otherwise the glue will come loose and the wood will curl even after getting slightly wet.

Photo: drawing tools (baton compass, ruler, compass, pencil) The centre must be marked, the radius of the shield and that of the hump. That is all.

In the drawing, all lines are drawn, but only the blue lines are sawn.

Drawing: What should be drawn

Now saw out on the lines drawn and then deburr the edges for the appropriate border. (For a rawhide edge round off, for a leather edge round off only slightly).

The hole for the hump should be rounded on the inside of the shield.

Photo: Starting material for gluing (shield body, fabric, wood glue, spatula, scissors) For the gluing we need the fabric, the glue, a serrated spatula and a rolling pin.

First cut the fabric roughly into shape. Then glue is applied to the shield with the spatula so that the shield is well covered. Then the fabric is laid on, smoothed out and pressed on with the roller.
(The roller should be cleaned directly after the process, otherwise it is very difficult to clean it). The pressing on should be repeated regularly during the first 15 minutes.

After that, the glue must dry for one day.

Photo:Shield body from inside with fabric edge still loose The excess fabric can now be cut off so that it is still possible to enclose the edge. This additionally stabilises the edge. In most cases about 2 cm overhang should be sufficient.

Photo:Shield body from inside with glued fabric edge Then, piece by piece, coat the rim with glue and place it around the rim.

Photo: Shield body from the front, finished with fabric The whole thing has to dry again and the shield body is finished.

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