Simon Bowbar Bronze Casting (@prehistoric_bronze) β€” Exploring the skills of our ancestors using local materials and prehistoric techniques, offering workshops, short courses in primitive bronze casting.
Hedge laying, the perfect opportunity to gathering some potential axe and adze h
Hedge laying, the perfect opportunity to gathering some potential axe and adze handles for up coming courses πŸ˜€
15.02.2019 16:12:16
Inspired by the Bronze Age? Always wanted to have a go at bronze casting? Book o
Inspired by the Bronze Age? Always wanted to have a go at bronze casting? Book onto one of our immersive 1, 2 or 4 day workshops. More info available on our website (link in bio), find us on Facebook or use the buy tickets tab in the bio. #learnbydoing#bronzecastingworkshop#experiencedays#experienceday#coursecollector#skillsofourancestors#bronzecasting#primitivebronzecasting#primitivebronzecastingworkshop
13.02.2019 14:10:25
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At  a seminar today. Office work and me... Nah! Need some fresh air πŸ˜‰
At a seminar today. Office work and me... Nah! Need some fresh air πŸ˜‰...more
05.02.2019 11:34:16
If at first you don’t succeed... this is a replica of an Early Bronze Age votive
If at first you don’t succeed... this is a replica of an Early Bronze Age votive axe. The original is on the left and is a local find, unstratified but gorgeous. It’s a has a max length of 5cm and cast by primitive lost wax method, using bees wax, bronze and bone tools, mud and poo. Just little more polishing to go. #bronzeaxe#bronzeage#earlybronzeage#primitivelostwax#votiveaxe#axeporn#axejunkies#bronzecasting#primitivebronzecasting#prehistoric_bronze#prehistoricbronze#prehistoricbronzecasting#bronzecastingworkshop#primitivebronzecastingworkshop
04.02.2019 08:25:49
Been clearing low branches and a couple diseased. Tidy up, thaw then it’s decisi
Been clearing low branches and a couple diseased. Tidy up, thaw then it’s decision time... which to build first Bronze Age style round house or long house... 😊😊😊
02.02.2019 09:31:36
Who says you can’t polish a turd!!@selfemadeknives πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ
Who says you can’t polish a turd!!@selfemadeknives πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ...more
21.01.2019 13:40:03
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Some times things don’t go as planned, or put another way... really messed this
Some times things don’t go as planned, or put another way... really messed this one up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
21.01.2019 12:07:42
Three new blades fresh from the moulds. A couple of new ones for upcoming course
Three new blades fresh from the moulds. A couple of new ones for upcoming courses and events and an old favourite. From left to right we have... an Early Bronze Age dagger based on one of the Bush Barrow daggers. In The middle is a Late Bronze Age (Urnfield/early Hallstatt) knife. On the right is a Late Bronze Age knife based on an example found at lake Isea Italy. Guess it’s time to start cleaning them 😊
11.01.2019 16:16:44
@emmie.ray said she would like to help collect some materials for the coming sea
@emmie.ray said she would like to help collect some materials for the coming season......more
05.01.2019 21:52:48
Started work crushing rocks to begin extracting the Cassiterite. I think this mi
Started work crushing rocks to begin extracting the Cassiterite. I think this might take longer than I’d thought πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #experimentalarchaeology#bronzeage#primitivesmelting#cassiterite#oresmelting#learnbydoing
28.12.2018 17:09:33
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Managed to get down to Cornwall to visit a geologist friend a couple of weeks ba
Managed to get down to Cornwall to visit a geologist friend a couple of weeks back. Brought this little lot back with me. So a pile of rocks you may think... but no it’s not just any old rock... it’s Cornish tin ore 😊😊😊 It will a bit of processing to get the Cassiterite out, then it’s tin smelting here we come 😊😊😊 #bronzeagereenactment#prehistoricbronze#primitivesmelting#cassiterite#experimentalarchaeology#bronzeage
24.12.2018 14:08:16
OK so I’ve been deliberately absent from social media for awhile and would like
OK so I’ve been deliberately absent from social media for awhile and would like to apologize for not responding to comments/queries. Mostly it’s been a time of getting things cleaned and into storage for winter, although I have managed to catch up on a few projects, build a mezzanine in the workshop and work on a few commissions (which need to be kept quiet this time of yearπŸ˜‰) Not to mention having friends over to do a bit of primitive lost wax casting and running the last workshop of the year. Oh! and getting a few things made for @studio_ninety Did I mention setting up some 2019 dates on EventBrite 😊😊😊 Wishing Solstice Blessings and Joy of the Season to One and All😊❀️😊
21.12.2018 12:17:05
The last of the axes up for sale tonight. This is a replica Early Bronze Age fla
The last of the axes up for sale tonight. This is a replica Early Bronze Age flat axe circa 2000 bce. Based on one found in Yorkshire, it is hafted on English Yew with rawhide bindings and hand braided pitch sealed hemp grip. The axe head is approx. 650g has a work hardened edge and full polish. It is decorated as per the original with hand struck line, triangle, herringbone and rain pattern. The original may well have been a status or ceremonial item. For sale at Β£275 including shipping. If you’re interested please email or DM. #axejunkies#bronzeagetools#bronzeaxe#bronzeage#ceremonialbronzeaxe#bronzeagelivinghistory#bronzeagereenactment#bronzeaxeforsale#bronzesgeaxe#bronzeagereplicas#prehistoric_bronze
13.10.2018 21:16:29
Next up for sale is a replica Middle Bronze Age (circa1500 bce) palstave and loo
Next up for sale is a replica Middle Bronze Age (circa1500 bce) palstave and looped axe hafted on hazel with rawhide bindings. The axe head is approx. 310g has a work hardened edge, full polish and usable. Ideal for reenactment and living history. Ex-display hence bargain price of Β£130 including shipping. If you’re interested please email or DM #axejunkies#bronzeagetools#bronzeagereenactment#bronzeagelivinghistory#bronzeage#bronzeagereplicas#prehistoric_bronze#bronzeaxeforsale
13.10.2018 19:46:46
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First of the three replica bronze age axes for sale is... a Middle Bronze Age Ta
First of the three replica bronze age axes for sale is... a Middle Bronze Age Taunton phase (circa 1500bce) flanged axe. The axe head is approx. 450g, with a work hardened edge and full polish. It is hafted on sweet chestnut, with rawhide bindings. This is an ex-display piece hence the bargain price of Β£130 including shipping!! Ideal for reenactment and living history. Email or DM me if you are interested. #bronzeagetools#axejunkies#bronzeage#bronzeaxe#bronzeagereplicas#bronzeagelivinghistory#bronzeagereenactment#prehistoric_bronze#bronzeaxeforsale
13.10.2018 18:17:36
These three replica bronze age axes will be going up for sale this evening. More
13.10.2018 13:42:01
I do love a good charity shop find 😊😊😊
I do love a good charity shop find 😊😊😊...more
11.10.2018 09:25:28
Resharpened the Early Bronze Age flat axe I’ve been testing. Quite difficult to
Resharpened the Early Bronze Age flat axe I’ve been testing. Quite difficult to shave a piece if reindeer hide with an axehead and film at the same time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But I hope you get the idea. Also answers a question I’m often asked... β€œhow sharp can you get bronze?” #bronzeagetools#axejunkies#experimentalarchaeology#bronzeaxe#bronzeage#bronzeagereenactment#livinghistory#bronzeagelivinghistory
07.10.2018 10:32:02
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