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by Taurinor
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: In Search of Pre-Made Body Linens
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: In Search of Pre-Made Body Linens

Oof, any time you want 100% linen, the price shoots way up. I did a little poking around, and everything I could find was at least $90 or $100. The best ones I was able to find were: Historic Enterprise’s 14th-15th century smock - about $100 and I can’t tell if it’s bleached or unbleached, but it ha...
by Taurinor
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Just finished a pour.
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Just finished a pour.

Those look amazing! What type of mold did you use?
by Taurinor
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: trousers history question...
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: trousers history question...

I've been doing some digging around, but unfortunately there are so few extant garments from that period and the art is not very detailed, so I've had a hard time getting a handle on the "when", let alone the "why". Marc Carlson's Breches/Braies/Trousers page has some discussion ...
by Taurinor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NA flute tiny bit
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: NA flute tiny bit

Eledhwen wrote:


There ya go! Instead of pasting the whole link, just paste the number after "v=" :)

That was lovely!
by Taurinor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 30
Views: 3488

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

I agree with Ursus that your hand was one of the things that caught my eye, and also that while fingerless leather gloves feel very movie/LARP fashion, they might serve a purpose in this situation. Hmmm... As an aside, my wife said to tell you that she really enjoyed the composition of the "eng...
by Taurinor
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger of the Year Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 3187

Re: Ranger of the Year Poll

That is an excellent award, and well deserved!
by Taurinor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 3702

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

Oooh... the Rechteckmantel is really interesting. Not reading German: are there rules of thumb for sizing? eg - "about heel-to-nose high, about two heads wider than your height" from the line drawing? Are they contemporaneous with sewn hoods? I realize it's a redundancy, but I'm curious i...
by Taurinor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 32
Views: 5364

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Nice work getting out in the icky weather, and nice pictures, as well! Couple thoughts about some of of your observations - It was so windy on top of the ridge that it was hard to stand up, the cloak still kept me warm, the only problem I had was it billowing out and letting in the cold air, my solu...
by Taurinor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

Gatekeeping is bad. Gatekeeping (as I understand it) is all about keeping people out of a space (physical, digital, ideological, what have you), due to some sort of bias, that those people have every right to participate in. I don't want to see that here. I think what I am interested in is making su...
by Taurinor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 3702

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

I think another angle on "2) He has spent more time wandering and sleeping in the wilds than any of us have been alive" that seems related to acclimation but slightly different is familiarity with the terrain. In addition to being used to the cold, Aragorn knows the land like the back of h...
by Taurinor
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

I confess, I get really itchy hearing about codes of conduct because of how they've been weaponized in the software world recently. The ability to read people out of a community is just a great big honeypot for sociopaths, and a recurring pattern has been relative newcomers showing up and giving th...
by Taurinor
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

I tend to agree with Pete, Greg, and Elleth about our hobby being niche enough that it is less likely to attract a lot of attention, but I think that if folks are worried about it, there are some concrete steps that could be taken to keep this corner of Tolkien enthusiasm focused largely the way tha...
by Taurinor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 22265

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Finally got my soft kit picture up, so I think I'm ... done? Ish? For now, at least? That doesn't seem right... I keep trying to reach the 'D' word, but it constantly eludes me. Yeah, I'm not feeling confident about it, hence the "ish". Maybe "at a solid place" is a better way o...
by Taurinor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 22265

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Finally got my soft kit picture up, so I think I'm ... done? Ish? For now, at least? That doesn't seem right...
by Taurinor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot
Replies: 11
Views: 7922

Re: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot

What sort of activities did you manage? Mostly campcraft sort of things - fire making, campfire cooking, and the like. Some forging and some quiet crafting with supplies folks brought during the heat of the day. There were plans for archery, but a bit of rain came through right about when we wanted...

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