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by Wayland
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

And in it's natural environment.

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by Wayland
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

Not sure why you are getting a problem with the pictures Frances, they are all hosted on my website. http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Wayland-Kista-Complete.jpg Hopefully you can see these. http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Wayland-Carving-Complete.jpg All finished and given a...
by Wayland
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

And almost finished. http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Wayland-Kista--Side-one-Carved.jpg http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Wayland-Kista--Side-two-Carved.jpg The difference in colour is due to lighting conditions. They are much the same in real life. http://www.lore-and-saga.c...
by Wayland
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Waland-Kista---Third-scene-almost-complete.jpg The next bit almost finished. The hair detail needs fresh fingers so I'll do that in the morning when I'm less tired. http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Wayland-Kista---First-panel-almost-complete....
by Wayland
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Wayland-brought-before-the-King.jpg This is the next part almost finished. My hands are getting tired so I thought it best to stop for the day. Here Wayland is brought before King Niðuð, has his sword stolen and is then hamstrung on the orders of the Que...
by Wayland
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

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Nearly finished the first scene, Wayland taking the feather fetches of the Valkyries.
by Wayland
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon stories
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Anglo-Saxon stories

The story of Wayland (Voluld) is Germanic and was obviously well known in the period because it is cross referenced in stories like Beowulf.

The only surviving version, the song of Volund (Völundarkviða) is from an Icelandic source but translates readily into an AS context.
by Wayland
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

http://www.wayland.me.uk/assets/images/Silverworking-Display.jpg I don't seem to have a picture with them all in but there are a few in here so it gives you an idea. The one on the floor, left of the anvil block is the closest in size to the Mästermyr box but non are an exact copy. http://www.lore-...
by Wayland
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: old English translator
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: old English translator

Thanks Fiona, that's really useful.
by Wayland
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

Over the years I've taught myself the basics of a few crafts, sometimes on my own or often with the help of friends. Woodworking though has always been a struggle for me. I can normally beat a piece of metal into submission fairly well but wood demands a more co-operative approach and I find that fr...
by Wayland
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Age Children's Toys
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: Dark Age Children's Toys

Kingy bats seems to be a bit of a re-enactorism which may have come from a public school game of the 70s or so. There was a game called Knattleikr in the sagas but the rules are unclear. Kubb is a traditional Scandinavian game which is good fun and could be old but it's age is uncertain. Tafl type g...
by Wayland
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Tent Posts
Replies: 13
Views: 2831

Re: Viking Tent Posts

I've just read through the report and it doesn't give a thickness anywhere so I guess we can run with whatever thickness is easiest to source. It needs to be strong enough for the job of course but not too heavy. Again I would defer to your experience on that one. As for widest part of the head, I g...
by Wayland
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Tent Posts
Replies: 13
Views: 2831

Re: Viking Tent Posts

Not necessarily. I think we could take what you think are the best features from each and produce a hybrid. If we are adapting the design to avoid weak points anyway, we do not have to be 100% faithful to the originals. For example, it might be stronger if we let the tongue touch the neck for anothe...
by Wayland
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Tent Posts
Replies: 13
Views: 2831

Re: Viking Tent Posts

Hi Si, sorry for the delay. It looks like the limiting factor for these posts is going to be the length I can fit in the Van. That seems to be no more than 10' 6". The largest picture I can find on-line of the Gokstad heads is this: http://www.wayland.me.uk/assets/images/Gokstadtentpoles.jpg Th...
by Wayland
Sun May 31, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Whitby Brooch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: The Whitby Brooch.

Thank you.

Photography was what I used to do before I became a Viking. Image
by Wayland
Sun May 31, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Whitby Brooch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: The Whitby Brooch.

D'oh... I should have worked that out.. http://www.wayland.me.uk/assets/images/dohh.gif I bought some arrows off you then. Thanks for that, saved me a long job. http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/assets/images/Whitby-Evening.jpg These were the pictures I was messing about taking on the last night when w...
by Wayland
Sun May 31, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Whitby Brooch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: The Whitby Brooch.

It's very easy to get stuck in one location, especially when you are on your own, as I was, with no one to look after your pitch as you take a look around.

Where abouts were you?
by Wayland
Sun May 31, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Whitby Brooch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: The Whitby Brooch.

Thank you Annie.

I just wish I'd done it before my eyes gave out. It should have been much better.
by Wayland
Sun May 31, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Whitby Brooch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: The Whitby Brooch.

It's not for sale I'm afraid but I would have to charge about a grand to cover the materials and labour. Image

I doubt if I'd get many takers at that price.. Image
by Wayland
Sun May 31, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Whitby Brooch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

The Whitby Brooch.

I have long been fascinated by a distictive Anglo Saxon (Anglo/Scandinavian?) brooch in the British Museum. http://www.britishmuseum.org/images/ps076851_l.jpg Known sometimes as "The Sutton Brooch" after the place it was found in a hoard, or more often as "Ædwyn's Brooch" after i...
by Wayland
Sat May 16, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?

Found it.. The Chronicles of John de Cella. Abbot of St. Albans. "The Danes caused much trouble to the natives of the land; for they were wont, after the fashion of their country, to comb their hair every day, to bathe every Saturday, to change their garments often, and set off their persons by...
by Wayland
Sat May 16, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Sermon about Saxon Women and Norsemen?

A long time ago I came across a reference to an AS sermon that was berating AS women for having relations with Norsemen.

I cannot now remember where it came from and I don't like to reference things without a solid source.

Does anyone by chance know the sermon I'm looking for?
by Wayland
Fri May 15, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Smoothing Board
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Viking Smoothing Board

Thanks for that, I'll have a dig around and see what I can find.
by Wayland
Sun May 10, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Smoothing Board
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Viking Smoothing Board

Hi Sally It says rather definitely that they are only doing Geogian glass these days and will not be doing anything else for the foreseeable future. Mike from Tillerman Beads says they're pretty firm about that. If I don't come up with anything else I might chance my arm but hopefully something else...
by Wayland
Sat May 09, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Smoothing Board
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Viking Smoothing Board

As an aside, does anyone know a glasswworker that could make a smoother like the one shown in the second picture?
by Wayland
Fri May 08, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Smoothing Board
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Viking Smoothing Board

Due to the elections I had a day off yesterday so I decided to tick off one of those jobs that have been on my list for a long time. http://www.wayland.me.uk/assets/images/Viking-Smoothing-Board.jpg The "Smoothing Board" is a very distinctive Norse artefact that turns up in Viking period g...
by Wayland
Mon May 04, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Brooch fittings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Brooch fittings?

That's an interesting variation Matt, I haven't seen pins fitted directly to the brooch plate before. I've only seen that technique used on fibulae. Unfortunately I don't think it would work for this project. I may just have to go with soldered on lugs in the style of the cast lugs that seem so comm...
by Wayland
Mon May 04, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Brooch fittings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Brooch fittings?

I had a look at that but all the brooches had cast in lugs for fittings. The pins were all gone of course so I'm guessing they were ferrous.

What I could really do with is a reverse image of a plate made brooch but that is not the side most people normally want to see.
by Wayland
Mon May 04, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Brooch fittings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Brooch fittings?

I'm working on a personal project to make a new brooch based upon Ædwyn's brooch in the BM. http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/s/silver_disc_brooch_of_%c3%a6dwen.aspx The problem is that the original fitting was lost in antiquity and it is very difficult to find...
by Wayland
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: How old could a story be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1577

Re: How old could a story be?

Ahh you are right, I was thinking of interglacial periods of course, we're still actually in the current Ice Age. I've got my time scale wrong as well, checking up on it, the last glacial maximum would have been about 20,000 years ago not 40,000. So there would have been another glacial period betwe...

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