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by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..

wow! That does look good! Fascinating...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: An quick experiment with archery technique
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: An quick experiment with archery technique

Interesting! Very well done! ... if your range allows it, an instinctive-method training I've read and found very useful is remarkably simple: just start crazy-close, where you can't possibly miss, and put a good half dozen arrows or more into your target. Then just keep backing up through the sessi...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Of blade shapes and field craft
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Of blade shapes and field craft

Hunh... maybe so! My mental association with the Bowie blade is that wicked concave tip at the end, which I'd think in skinning would constantly risk poking the hide. ... I'd bet it's great for boning out meat though! I suppose there's tons of designs that fall under the broad term "bowie"...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

How awesome!! That looks quite toasty indeed! How did the tight sleeves work out over the course of a walk? I find in warm clothes in winter overheat pretty quickly once I'm moving, especially with any amount of load. In modern clothes it's easy to just open up a couple top layers: I'm not certain h...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library

Oh... that does sound cool. New York's doable, but I wonder if they're coming to Boston as well? One way to find out...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger of the Year Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Ranger of the Year Poll

Congratulations Iodo!
by Elleth
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..

I'm glad everyone's happy. :mrgreen: Ruinar, I'm sure the vendors above would be happy to turn out another one. It might be a bit more doing a one-off, but it wouldn't be too much worse. (you could also order more than one from them at once, and keep a spare handy for when your first is finally worn...
by Elleth
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Found this on YT. Boromir bracers build.
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Found this on YT. Boromir bracers build.

oof. I had forgotten how much work goes into that design.
.... as befits the Steward's son, I suppose.
by Elleth
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: How about a nice cuppa tea...
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: How about a nice cuppa tea...

Nice! I'm curious to hear how it is. :)
by Elleth
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 18
Views: 1622

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Oh that looks like a grand time! And nothing like honest wear to boot!

I suppose then only one question remains....
..... what color is your dwarven hood gonna be? :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

That makes a lot of sense!

I could imagine also solid placeholder core as a "last" of sorts - but that's a lot of work if one's only doing one of a particular scabbard it seems.

Regardless, it looks lovely, and I can't wait to see your next one. :)
by Elleth
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Of blade shapes and field craft
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Of blade shapes and field craft

It's that time again. We processed four sheep this morning, and I just finished skinning the last of them out. This time I used the small seax that Ursus gifted me for Yule some years back: merf-ursus-seax.jpg While I've of course used it for all manner of little tasks over the years, this was the f...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Looking for some boot options
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: Looking for some boot options

For what it's worth, I just ran across this as well: Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York Can't do better than free. :) It's *long* and very academic, but there's a *ton* of drawings of period boots, plus some sheaths and pouches. It'd take some work to get usable patte...
by Elleth
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

Wow! That's fantastic. :)

... will you be adding background texture/stippling around the vines, or leaving as is?

And do you do your leather carving on the scabbard itself, or carve it first and then glue it to the core?
by Elleth
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 49
Views: 2409

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

Excellent! Thank you guys! :mrgreen:

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