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by Udwin
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Please help me work out: when is Durin's Day?
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: Please help me work out: when is Durin's Day?

Huh, I've read The History of the Hobbit a few times, and my impression was that Rateliff was never able to come up with a definite (or even satisfactory) solution for when Durins Day occurred. Now I need to go back to close read and double-check!
by Udwin
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Númenórean Penannular Brooch
Replies: 21
Views: 3081

Re: Númenórean Penannular Brooch

Insanely cool execution on these, Odigan! Enamel will make them pop even more (and its even a numenorean-appropriate method--see the karma helmet). I'm definitely going to have to get one for spoils of war for a new impression I'm brainstorming ; )
by Udwin
Tue May 25, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Any Éothéod
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Any Éothéod

Always exciting to see folks branching out from the late Third Age, as well as building impressions that fit their local geography; I think an Eotheod rider from the wells of Langflood would totally fit the headwaters of the US's Great River. And I would agree that Scythian might be too foreign an i...
by Udwin
Thu May 06, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Oilskin duster
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Oilskin duster

Hey folks, I probably haven't mentioned it here much, but next month the wife and I are tackling the Appalachian Trail. Since we're going to be essentially homeless for 5-6 months, we're moving our apartments' worth of STUFF into my parents' garage, and I tend to approach having to move as an opport...
by Udwin
Tue May 04, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Here's one for the Beornings out there.
Replies: 6
Views: 2756

Re: Here's one for the Beornings out there.

I think copper and bronze probably fits very well for a dunlending persona, tho with some iron (mostly knives, and axes). Same could be said for what i think is a pre-haladin population in the Edenwaith, the barbaric fisherfolk wandering the coast. They would probably mostly be limited to flint and...
by Udwin
Sat May 01, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2021 available now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Summer 2021 available now!

The members of the MERS are proud to announce the latest issue of Edge of the Wild is now available! We focused in this issue on military matters which should interest much of the MERF membership. This was a fun one to put together and features the contributions of six members--a new record?? What t...
by Udwin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: New Tunic
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: New Tunic

That's some nice looking sewing...great commoner style! While linen isn't the greatest at taking color, I've had decent results getting a gray-brown 'butternut' color using English & Black Walnut hulls.
by Udwin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Here's one for the Beornings out there.
Replies: 6
Views: 2756

Re: Here's one for the Beornings out there.

Very cool, and interesting article too. I've been reading a lot into Numenor and the waves of migration in the First and Second Ages, and the more I think on it, the more I feel iron has been pretty standard for the 'well-connected' Mannish cultures (the ones with dwarf contacts) for at least the Th...
by Udwin
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Beorning Combs WIP
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

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: 2485

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: 3254

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: 4377

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: 46
Views: 33851

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: 16
Views: 7144

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: 1459

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...