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by Elleth
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art thread? Might take some fun small requests if people want.
Replies: 19
Views: 271

Re: Art thread? Might take some fun small requests if people want.

I think given the arm guards found on the Mary Rose: mary-rose-bracer.jpg https://leatherworkingreverend.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/testing/#jp-carousel-384 .... we can safely assume that while professional archers knew the string shouldn't clip the forearm... sometimes things happen. :mrgreen: I do t...
by Elleth
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 41
Views: 15779

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

Hunh. It just now occurred to me that being a young boy in the late 19th/early 20th c., Tolkien probably grew up in short britches. I can totally imagine that some of his subconscious mental image of the dress of the Shire was shaped by running the dirt lanes of the English countryside in something ...
by Elleth
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit

The level of technology in a toolkit is an interesting question - I recall once seeing an archaeological picture of I think a Roman hammer and it looked staggeringly like a modern tool. Given the Dwarven reputation for fine worksmanship, I'd think lots of handtools from the late 18th-early 19th cent...
by Elleth
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven sketch, based on tolkiens own ones.
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: Dwarven sketch, based on tolkiens own ones.

Those are awesome! I really like the direction you're going - I think you're getting quite close to the Professor's mental image there. The plaque belt especially is interesting. I've been looking at metallic belt plaques for other things recently, and I can easily see something like this in a dwarv...
by Elleth
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Introduction

Welcome Ruinferil!

Really curious to see what you get up to! :)
by Elleth
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit

Oh very cool! I love the idea of that leather roll! Regarding what goes in it though - wouldn't that be somewhat of a function of what your persona does ? I imagine a toy carver would carry different tools from a tinker, for instance. (Now that I think on it, I *love* the idea of a dwarven toymaker ...
by Elleth
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Bumr Blackbrand
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Happy Birthday Bumr Blackbrand

Happy Birthday!
by Elleth
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Returning ranger
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Returning ranger

I hope you had a grand hike! :)
by Elleth
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: upon Finding out it's Nemo's Birthday !
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: upon Finding out it's Nemo's Birthday !

Happy birthday! :)
by Elleth
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Melthrist!
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Happy Birthday Melthrist!

Happy birthday! :)
by Elleth
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Snowshoes in medieval context found!
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Snowshoes in medieval context found!

HORSE snowshoes nonetheless, according to those that found it:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1L8m4iom-_/
by Elleth
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Nalaumkhah (Odigan WIP - Updates to Follow!)
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Nalaumkhah (Odigan WIP - Updates to Follow!)

There's an interesting observation in this article and comments: https://middle-earth.xenite.org/mead-ever-consumed-middle-earth/ ... which seems to suggest mead had more noble connotations that grain-based drinks, both in Middle-earth and in the cultures that inspired it. I don't know what that sug...
by Elleth
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Nalaumkhah (Odigan WIP - Updates to Follow!)
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Nalaumkhah (Odigan WIP - Updates to Follow!)

Wow!

That's gonna be fascinating - I can't wait to see how it comes out!


May I ask more about the artwork? Is it going to be one of those blocky knotwork patterns or the like?
by Elleth
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: wulfgar - Happy Birthday !
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: wulfgar - Happy Birthday !

Happy birthday! :)
by Elleth
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Subduing wood and metal.. thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 8409

Re: Suduing wood and metal.. thoughts?

Wow!

I am going to have to try this whole walnut-on-wood thing you guys have managed to work out - it looks great!

... I like how the fletching matches. :)

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