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by Eric C
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Re: Happy Birthday Eric

Thanks everyone. I had a great time at the Southeastern Spring Moot this weekend. It was fun spending my birthday with great people.
by Eric C
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: It's Pete Remling's Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 3513

It's Pete Remling's Birthday

It's that time of year again. Time to raise a glass of your favorite beverage to honor the birth of one of our favorite rangers. Happy Birthday, Brother! Here's to hoping for many more!
by Eric C
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Services
Topic: Scabbard Core Services
Replies: 20
Views: 12283

Re: Scabbard Core Services

I've seen some absolute masters with a 2X72 grinder. They do wonderful work. But there are things I need to learn first.
by Eric C
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Services
Topic: Scabbard Core Services
Replies: 20
Views: 12283

Re: Scabbard Core Services

I found it useful to use a router to rough out the shape of the blade... that is... a narrow round point bit to cut a single line the depth of the thickest ridge of the blade, and a flat bit to rout out the profile of the blade shallowly. Then it was a flat carving tool to blend the two. I pride my...
by Eric C
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: A long time comming~Eric's Gift Blade
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: A long time comming~Eric's Gift Blade

Every time I log into this forum I am consistently amazed at the level of craftsmanship shown by our members. Excellent work, Eric, and enjoy the blade Ringulf! Fantastic work, Eric. You could ask a significant price for a piece like that...you're much better than you give yourself credit! Thank yo...
by Eric C
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: A long time comming~Eric's Gift Blade
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: A long time comming~Eric's Gift Blade

Okay, let me see if I can remember everything. This one was forged from 1/4" 1095 high carbon steel. It was heat treated and edge quenched to create the quench line as well as a differential hardening. It has a partial tang that - if I recall correctly - runs nearly completely through the handl...
by Eric C
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Coal mine
Replies: 15
Views: 6008

Re: Coal mine

Tractor Supply just opened a store in our town. I tried to order coal and have it shipped to their store so I could pick it up. Evidently there is a law or something here in NC that prohibits it. Stores in other states can get it just fine, but not here in the good Old North State. :roll: However, I...
by Eric C
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Forum Stuff
Topic: Double Posting
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Double Posting

Haha, yeah... If double-posting wasn't allowed, I'd have been banned about a hundred times over! :lol: Oh yeah, that reminds me... :P :lol: (Yeah, this is coming from the moderator who rarely comes around any more. Hoping to change that starting NOW.) I'm joking of course. But to answer the origina...
by Eric C
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Tandy Plainsman Boot pattern
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

Re: Tandy Plainsman Boot pattern

I'm super glad someone Necroed this thread! Boots have been a thing I've been thinking about, and after some research this plainsmen pattern seems to fit in pretty well from both an historical and Tolkienian Fantasy perspective. Certainly they seem to need a bit of modification, primarily that neit...
by Eric C
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most recently Ringulf
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Most recently Ringulf

May I present to you my most recent likeness of Ringulf the Dwarven Ranger. If you can disregard the background and hight references around me it is rather convincing26229517_1955998551082923_5010168050072371895_n.jpg. I figured it was just some of your Dwarven clan. and the metal thing in the back...
by Eric C
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Yet another sword practicality thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

Re: Yet another sword practicality thread

Great answers and great links! As for what elvish folk influence the forging of the blade, I guess I have to understand where Angarth got some of his training/influence as a smith and decide who would have influenced Ruinferil to begin with. The influence she received on her first adventure would ha...
by Eric C
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Yet another sword practicality thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

Re: Yet another sword practicality thread

I PERSONALLY hated what they did with Orcrist. From a practical point of view - I don't think handling any of the replicas will teach you anything, as the official ones were all made to just to look pretty on a wall. For what it's worth a friend I knew back around '03 when the films were just out ha...
by Eric C
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Yet another sword practicality thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

Yet another sword practicality thread

Okay, so after stalling as long as I can, this next year I am going to take the plunge into actual sword making. (No, I'm not taking orders on any at this time. :mrgreen: ) Anyway, I am planning to make blades for each of the members of my family. Each one will have its own flare and will be part of...
by Eric C
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Home made forge question
Replies: 18
Views: 6863

Re: Home made forge question

:lol: right.
by Eric C
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Home made forge question
Replies: 18
Views: 6863

Re: Home made forge question

I commented on your other thread before I found this one. There is a young Englishman, Alec Steele. You may be familiar with him from youtube. He has online classes. One of them is $30 US. I bought it. In the class, he gives some good pointers to be up and forging for around $100. I mention this bec...

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