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by Elwindil
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boot making in progress.
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Boot making in progress.

I have decided to pick up in the near future a hand crank cobbler's stitching machine as that will make this a bit easier of a process, and I believe it would be well within the technical abilities of Middle Earth, and it will take some of the strain of hand sewing off of my back and shoulders.
by Elwindil
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boot making in progress.
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Boot making in progress.

I'm not actually using a pattern, I took measurements and am making it up as I go. difficult and problematic, but it will get the best fit in the end I feel. As for the tools I need, I'm currently needing something that can give a consistent arc as well as a tool that can cut on said arc better than...
by Elwindil
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boot making in progress.
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Boot making in progress.

so I have begun making a pair of boots out of that oiled hide that I bought. (finally, I know.) made the soles, a heel cup and have everything cut out so far, but progress is halting due to lack of tools so I will update this once I have the tools needed to continue. pictures will be forthcoming hop...
by Elwindil
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bunch of bark.
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: A bunch of bark.

I can get pictures, but this is falling off the upper limbs, and comes off during any sort of high winds or storms. neighbor says it's a sycamore, so that's what I was going with. it's fairly thin bark, looks like it would light easily and it's nice and dry too. Edit to add pictures of bark. 2018092...
by Elwindil
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bunch of bark.
Replies: 2
Views: 759

A bunch of bark.

So, I have a plastic shopping bag that's got a bunch of fairly thin bark in it, it comes off the neighbor's tree all the time. it's not birch bark, I think it might be sycamore. thinking of using that as tinder in my firestarting kit when I get around to actually making one. but I have a lot of it, ...
by Elwindil
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: King Elessar's Court
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: King Elessar's Court

I believe Minas Tirith would be used as it's a more secure place and can be defended easier than say, an encampment in the ruins or near the ruins could. it makes sense strategically, since we know that orcs, goblins and uruk hai are still an issue, plus all the southrons that might still be around ...
by Elwindil
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Some New(ish) projects
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Some New(ish) projects

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
by Elwindil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone been up to lately?
Replies: 22
Views: 3331

Re: What's everyone been up to lately?

that makes sense, no need to have something that doesn't fit with the weather. that's something I'm still learning every winter. *laughs*
by Elwindil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone been up to lately?
Replies: 22
Views: 3331

Re: What's everyone been up to lately?

I've been toying with a strider-esque jerkin. I didn't want to go as light as linen and I didn't want to go as heavy as leather, so I'm thinking maybe canvas. What do you guys think? what about a boiled wool? it would shed water and be a little warmer for the winter, if that's a concern. if not, ca...
by Elwindil
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Young Ranger

I can, but I was having troubles seeing things a couple days ago. I had to clear out all my cookies and log back in again.
by Elwindil
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

sadly, that is the case. unfortunately, I don't think anyone can prevent it from happening as long as saul zaentz and co. think they can make money off of it.
by Elwindil
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

if it was done as a kind of living alternate history type thing I think it could be good, but otherwise it might ruin the narrative of the tales
by Elwindil
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ranger Gaming & LARPing
Topic: Iron Hills Dwarf Cosplay and persona
Replies: 11
Views: 7366

Re: Iron Hills Dwarf Cosplay and persona

that is an amazing kit, Iodo. perhaps for the mattock, a casting might be the way to go? or a collaboration with another smith?
by Elwindil
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Tea and Cake for Elwindil or a pint if you prefer
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: Tea and Cake for Elwindil or a pint if you prefer

How about all the above for everyone? I have always believed that a birthday should be something celebrated with friends, and I can think of no truer friends to celebrate with than those of us who have gathered here on this forum. I thank all of you for your wishes, it means a great deal.
by Elwindil
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Both of my swords.
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Re: Both of my swords.

thanks for that info, theowl. I wasn't too sure about how to start that. :D

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