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by Udwin
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Beorning Combs WIP
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Beorning Combs WIP

Very cool! Those are so crispy, how are you getting the teeth so evenly laid out? That's a great quote for a comb!, I like the flower deco as well, but they don't 'read' as Beorning to me. The only example of Beorning decorations we have from the text is Beorn's tablecloth 'embroidered at the edges ...
by Udwin
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Coffee Thoughts

The problem with coffee being a Shire export is that Coffee is a subtropical plant (originally from Ethiopia and then spread to Yemen)...I don't think the Oxford-y Shire would be the ideal place to be producing it. I had mistakenly thought that in The Hobbit, a dwarf requested "coffee, if you h...
by Udwin
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: What did Boromir's silver collar look like?
Replies: 16
Views: 923

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

We're slogging (aloud) through the Council this week and just reread his introduction, perfect timing! I think the problem is we're not thinking like Gondorian...Tolkien spoke of Gondorian having an Egyptian quality to their burial practices & monumental architecture, so let's think bigger. Why ...
by Udwin
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Another thought on boots...
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: Another thought on boots...

Always More Sashes! I got into fingerweaving a couple years ago to make some hemp tumplines for an Ewok packbasket, and I've been intending to replace my Beorning's inkle-woven plain sash with a fingerwoven chevron-pattern (geometrics!) sash in more persona-appropriate colors. It might be time for m...
by Udwin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 38
Views: 24373

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

So Tirathon Taurandir is known to the Breefolk as Tauran the Ranger? I dig it! Hell, they'd probably spell it Towrin anyhow. Especially spelled like that, it really does sound like Sindarin run through a Celtic sieve, as it Should be!
by Udwin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Waxing linen
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: Waxing linen

I've only waxed small pieces of cloth for use as jar 'lids', but I don't think it would 'turn into a sticky mess' if heated just by your body (left in the sun...perhaps) I know some folks like to use those wax pellets in the oven or actually dip the cloth in melted wax; my method is slower but more ...
by Udwin
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: making metal look rougher (fish spear)
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: making metal look rougher (fish spear)

It's worth giving the 'whack it with a hammer' route a try first. If the metal seems too tough, annealing steel is pretty straightforward, just get it red-hot and let cool slowly (I use a bucket of chalk, plaster of paris, or hydrated lime). Then try the hammer again. Once you've added some hammer m...
by Udwin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: North of the Angle
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: North of the Angle

The dunedain are also ultimately descended from the people of Beor right? In a roundabout way, yes, partially. Numenor was given to the three houses of Edain at the end of the First Age, but most of those who settled it were Hadorians, with the part of the island where the Faithful came from settle...
by Udwin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: North of the Angle
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: North of the Angle

Hi Sorrel, I appreciate your efforts to locate your persona in an area of Middle-earth that corresponds to your actual location! That's a great way to bring a better sense of reality into your reenacting : ) You may want to check out the book "Middle-earth As Seen By The Barbarians" as it ...
by Udwin
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: Rangers of the New Republic
Replies: 6
Views: 2713

Re: Rangers of the New Republic

Mandalorians are more like Galaxy Far Far Away Klingons....honor-and-warfare-fixated culture. There are already a couple of more Middle-earth analogous groups... Kilian Rangers were chivalrous and almost medieval-esque in their organization, while the Antarian Rangers were more Dunedain-like, acting...
by Udwin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: classic "coffee cup" shape documented to bronze age
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: classic "coffee cup" shape documented to bronze age

I'm curious about the connection between Denmark and Egypt as I've never heard of that relationship in that time period. Any good starting places? I've only come across a handful of scholarly articles on the Denmark-Egypt connections, none of which I've been able to read in full. Different articles...
by Udwin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unseen JRR Tolkien essays on Middle-earth coming in 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: Unseen JRR Tolkien essays on Middle-earth coming in 2021

From what I've seen of the supposed 'contents' of the forthcoming book, I don't think 'unseen' is the right word. I could be (and hope I am) wrong, but based on the topics presented, I think most of the essays and notes have been published before, just in obscure-to-casual-fans publications like Vin...
by Udwin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: classic "coffee cup" shape documented to bronze age
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: classic "coffee cup" shape documented to bronze age

Awesome. I think there are some Minoan gold cups with finger loops but this is more than impressive. It boggles my mind trying to imagine the hunk of amber that must have started out as! Ahhh, the more I learn about it, the higher 1400-1250 BCE Eurasiafrica goes on my would-definitely-time-travel-to...
by Udwin
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Livestream?
Replies: 11
Views: 1739

Re: Ideas for Livestream?

I have the same question as when the idea of a podcast came up awhile back. If I saw this as a panel on the schedule at a convention I would definitely be interested in seeing what it's about, but who is this geared towards?, and how do you intend to draw the audience to view what you're putting on ...
by Udwin
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me warn Sierra Strider!
Replies: 17
Views: 2288

Re: Help me warn Sierra Strider!

I'll PM you his email address