Some New(ish) projects

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Some New(ish) projects

Postby Iodo » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:50 pm

The first thing is a sewing kit, inspired by Greg's tool roll. I actually made both projects (the second will come later) quite a while ago but haven't found the time to post them. (Sorry for the first picture being terrible)

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The kit roll's inside a waterproof waxed canvas outer layer and contains patches for most of the fabrics used in my kit. I have already used it to make repairs several times. Admittedly the stainless multi-point leather punch wouldn't be found in middle earth, so thats a bit of dwarvish magic :mrgreen:
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Elleth » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm

Nice! I like your thread winders especially. :)
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Iodo » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:57 am

Elleth wrote:Nice! I like your thread winders especially. :)

Thanks Elleth, there made from some oak trim that came from an old table.
Glad you can see the images since I tryed something new (hosting on imgur) and wasn't sure if it had worked :lol:
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Iodo » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:25 am

Time for the other thing while I remember:
I've wanted to make this ever since seeing Ori's writing kit in the WETA books, the ability to draw maps, make notes and the occasional contract would be quite important to the travelling dwarf.
The case is leather thats been hevily treated with dubbin, when rolled up its reasonably water resistant and stands up to heavy rain when its on my belt, however i 'd likely keep it safely inside my pack.

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Inside I have a dip pen, graphite and paper. The only thing that doesn't go inside is the ink, that's stored somewhere else in case a leak damages important information (the drawings and stuff are just examples and nothing to do with middle earth, I hope to make some maps in runes).

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I haven't fully decided on what to keep inside yet, the first thing I'd like to change is the ink, or at least the container and I'm not sure if a quill pen would be more middle earth or if dwarves would have had metal dip pens. Opinions please.
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Elwindil » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:26 pm

I think that a metal pen nib would be well within the abilities of a crafty dwarf to create. as for the ink, perhaps keeping ink powder instead of liquid ink that you can just reconstitute with a bit of water would be the way to go
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Elleth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:03 pm

fun!

It's my memory metal nibs existed in period as well: they were just much rarer. Ah -
https://scribescribbling.wordpress.com/ ... h-century/

Simpler than that model, but existing nonetheless.
I think a handful of real quills and a little quill knife might "feel" better, but a metal one - especially with any modern marks sanded off- seems entirely defensible. :)
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Iodo » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:43 pm

Nice, I think I'll stick with metal, it has a more dwarvish feel to it. Powdered ink, that sounds great, not much chance of a leak accident, I'll do some research.
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Greg » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:47 pm

LOVE the sewing roll! You’re definitely equipped for some serious tailoring!
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Re: Some New(ish) projects

Postby Iodo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:01 am

Greg wrote:LOVE the sewing roll! You’re definitely equipped for some serious tailoring!

Thank you :P yes that's the idea, I wish i 'd had it in Scotland when I had to mend a massif hole in one of my leather gaiters caused by jumping a barbed wire fence.
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