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by Ringulf
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail

For this particular application, I went with a method that seemed to be the simple solution. Simple but not necessarily easy. Before separating the maille from the helm, I used several different grits of sanding sponges. This was recommended by a European knight who was adamant that you did not use ...
by Ringulf
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: A bit of Shire goodness
Replies: 19
Views: 8854

Re: A bit of Shire goodness

If one wanted to stick with old-world birds, one could use goose: it's not exactly unlike turkey, but it's darker yet: sort of a weird combination of turkey, beef, and organ meat. I love it, but I grant it's an acquired taste. I wonder what to pair it with on the sweet side? Something tart and berr...
by Ringulf
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit
Replies: 25
Views: 2403

Re: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit

Great project Iodo! I really like what you have gathered. When I committed to Ringulf's backstory as an itinerant craftsman wandering in the Shire, planted by the Rangers to watch from within, I had to ask and answer many of these questions. I too had built a "tool kit" and had gone as far...
by Ringulf
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail

Thanks folks! Fortunately the avontail is easily separated from the Helmet so I am going to try several methods to clean this one up and replace this one with one that is not rusted off another helm, (making a few adjustments to duplicate the pattern). I will keep working on the original and see wha...
by Ringulf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Thoughts on cleaning up a maille avontail or camail

I most likely butchered the spellings on the Subject line, but I have a nice Germondbu Helm, that has a maille avontail and it may have gotten put up on it's stand after a big, sweaty, Dwarven head was living in it for a while. I have heard of the old "sand in a bag" trick, though my sand ...
by Ringulf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update from Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: An update from Ringulf

You are right! That is one thing that should go on the list! I do have a desalinator (reverse osmosis type from my Sailboat) so I suppose if our "saved water" can't get us through I could use that but it is very labor-intensive. Kinda like charging your cell phone with a crank generator! I...
by Ringulf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art thread? Might take some fun small requests if people want.
Replies: 32
Views: 2421

Re: Art thread? Might take some fun small requests if people want.

I'd love to see some of your drawings Ringulf, have you ever posted any anywhere? A few from time to time, a while back I posted one of my Ringulf Avatars for a Middle Earth Fourth Age Pathfinder game, I will have to go find that one and put it up. I was also thinking of doing some portraits that I...
by Ringulf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art thread? Might take some fun small requests if people want.
Replies: 32
Views: 2421

Re: Art thread? Might take some fun small requests if people want.

You have a fun and interesting style that would lend itself well to book illustration among other genres. Keep it up! I, like you, enjoy drawing Dwarves and Hobbits most of all. I have even done quite a few sculptures of them...something I need to get back to doing as soon as I can! Keep it up you a...
by Ringulf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Waterproofing Leather?
Replies: 21
Views: 11172

Re: Waterproofing Leather?

All great replies, fantastic information running the gammit of methods and preferences. I fall into line with Elleth, Taurinor and the rest who prefer the combination of Bee's wax and Neatsfoot oil, and have used Mink oil for waterproofing with good results in the short term. you can keep it viable ...
by Ringulf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update from Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: An update from Ringulf

Thanks all! We kind of live in a state of quasi preparedness. Everything down here is tryin' to kill ya! If it is not the flora it's the fauna! I mean I don't have to run from Grizzlys, but I have been chased by a few hogs in the preserve next to me. The weather can be quite an interesting thing dow...
by Ringulf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update from Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: An update from Ringulf

Thanks, my Brother! You know, now that I look at it, I think that Ringulf's poetry is heavily influenced by our friend Forn...
by Ringulf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

Re: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Wow, I took a while to get around to this post! I found the "Catalogue" a while back when I was doing the research to support the Norse view of Dwarves and their relationship to Norse society for some persona work in the SCA. His (Prof. Tolkien's) dwarves were based on much of the Norse an...
by Ringulf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update from Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

An update from Ringulf

Hello all! I wanted to give a little update on things and let you know what your Naugothrain has been up to. Well, ...What can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past age, full of its own comings and goings...oh wait, wrong story! Well almost. Several things have been occ...
by Ringulf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New "Old" guy
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: New "Old" guy

Wolfgar! So nice to have you back! I have wondered about you and hoped you were well! I too had taken a "Holiday" from many of my activities able to only focus on one at a time for a bit but I have become very interested in bushcraft and Bushcraft skills so I have been around much more oft...
by Ringulf
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: A bit of Shire goodness
Replies: 19
Views: 8854

Re: A bit of Shire goodness

No, I am not, I never went for the additional training either, for those same reasons! Pilots do run in my family. My Great Grandfather was a pilot in the port of Saint John's in Newfoundland. He died in the performance of his duties. In transfering from one ship to another via breeches bouy, the tw...

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