Friday, September 4, 2015
Bascinet - Camail/Aventail - WIP
Got up this morning - Friday is my day off from work - and started work on attaching the camail to the helmet. Up to now it has been fairly easy - starting at the rear and working outwards to the front, alternating between each side to ensure the leather strap doesn't distort one way or the other. Since the hole punch my wife had is smaller than the vervelles, I used a drill to enlarge the holes in the strap. From the tutorial I found on the web, a 1/2" socket was used to seat the strap over the vervelle. Paper clips are used to temporarily hold the strap on the helmet. I'll see if Joann's or Home Depot has some wire or leather thong to run through the eyelets of the vervelles once all of them are completed.