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by caedmon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Beorning Combs WIP
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Beorning Combs WIP

Udwin wrote:Very cool! Those are so crispy, how are you getting the teeth so evenly laid out?

Yeah, I cheated. Used modern tools. Laser cutter in this instance.
by caedmon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: Elven spinning
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: Elven spinning

I agree, but I think I just have difficulty imagining elves performing mundane tasks in general, lol ** I bring up my personal faith here, please don't take this as an attempt to proselytize. ** I get that, for me it's the opposite. I'm an Eastern Orthodox Christian, and every Sunday I'm surrounded...
by caedmon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: New Breeish knife and sheath
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: New Breeish knife and sheath

Very cool! I like the rustic nature. ... the sheath design is curious, especially how you offset the seam for the hanging tab. Are you copying an original, or is that your own innovation? It's clever! Yes both the knife and sheath are based on London finds in the Museum of London's Knives and Scabb...
by caedmon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Beorning Combs WIP
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Beorning Combs WIP

Been playing at making Viking style combs out of maple and walnut. The decoration is vaguely Dwarvish and 3rd age Dunedain, just because it was quick. The runes are: "May your beard never grow thin." Mostly figure the finished ones will be Beorning because I figure they would prefer to use...
by caedmon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: New Breeish knife and sheath
Replies: 4
Views: 164

New Breeish knife and sheath

:) A newish knife (made it last fall) and it's newly finished sheath with .. ahem.. generic northern designs. :shock:


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by caedmon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: Elven spinning
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: Elven spinning

My view on elves isn't that they do things differently, so much as what they do turns out better. Maybe it's their nature, maybe it's that they can spend more years in practice than we have in our lives. That said, my natural inclination is toward the drop spindle. It's simple. has an elegant look, ...
by caedmon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean design motifs
Replies: 119
Views: 68348

Re: Numenorean design motifs

Like, would any sort of knotwork be applicable? The only reference, that I know of, to knotwork/interlace patterns in all of Tolkien's work is in The Lost Road , where the young Isildur is laying on a rug with Interlaced birds in his father's study back in Numenor. I suppose that Tolkien's doodles ...
by caedmon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Tolkien was an Anarchist"
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: "Tolkien was an Anarchist"

Here's an article that treats the subject. https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2010/11/anarcho-monarchism As for Tolkien’s anarchism, I think it obvious he meant it in the classical sense: not the total absence of law and governance, but the absence of a political archetes—that is, of the...
by caedmon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: What did Boromir's silver collar look like?
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What did Boromir's silver collar look like?

... do we know he actually wore the thing over his journey though? I know his clothes are spoken of as "travel strained" - but we first see him in the council itself, yes? It seems to me entirely plausible he could have just kept the thing stowed during travel and put it on for the formal...
by caedmon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: What did Boromir's silver collar look like?
Replies: 16
Views: 843

What did Boromir's silver collar look like?

He was cloaked and booted as if for a journey on horseback; and indeed though his garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur, they were stained with long travel. He had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore...
by caedmon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean design motifs
Replies: 119
Views: 68348

Re: Numenorean design motifs

Ok, Here are the choices for February. In a week I'll tabulate the votes and convert the image to a digital format making it easy to adapt for your designs. Depending on the design it could have several variants including line art and color. A. a Numenorean Arc-line border, as it has been adapted fo...
by caedmon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean design motifs
Replies: 119
Views: 68348

Re: Numenorean design motifs

well - I have the .eps files around here somewhere for the band on my cookpot and I think some renderings of a Gondorian rosette and border: if you want to put together a PDF, I'll happily shoot the files to you. :mrgreen: That would be awesome, actually! I would love to work up a compilation of va...
by caedmon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Synopsis for Amazon series revealed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: Synopsis for Amazon series revealed.

:|

But surely such a travesty may never be.

But who am I kidding.
by caedmon
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Another thought on boots...
Replies: 11
Views: 2236

Re: Another thought on boots...

Good 20 second look at them in this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HtvH34CmZY I had a pair of these in the 90's, The calves were way to small but I loved the hell out of them. It could be too much Hildebrand art as a kid, but this is what I always figured what Tolkien had in mind But I ju...
by caedmon
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: Rangers of the New Republic
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Rangers of the New Republic

Star Wars Rangers.


Discuss.