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Project by snoman1973 posted 07-09-2016 09:35 PM 942 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 Runic signs I made for myself. The small vertical one is Alaskan cottonwood bark, the other two are reclaimed cedar fence boards done on the scroll saw. I loved the old weathered look of the fence boards so I kept the patina on the wood so the cut out section would show a nice natural contrast. I used a wood burner to mark the runes on the largest sign. From right to left around the loop I spelled out the words “Let the energy flow here” using the rune equivalent of English letters.

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-09-2016 10:00 PM

Imaginative and well done!

Only scroll saw addicts, know how much work that really is!

-- just rjR

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snoman1973

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#2 posted 07-09-2016 10:05 PM

Thank you very much :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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Druid

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#3 posted 07-09-2016 10:13 PM

Now those are really nicely done. Great composition in the designs, and meanings.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 07-09-2016 10:18 PM

Really cool. So, you transliterated, rather than translated. You could probably find an actual translation, in which case, any 800 year-old Norseman would know what it says. What say you, Druid? My Dad’s only 633-1/2 (in dog years), so, he likely wouldn’t, though we are of Norse descent.

-- Mark

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Druid

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#5 posted 07-09-2016 10:58 PM

Well, I like all 3 signs and the skill demonstrated in their creation. Good work once again.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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snoman1973

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#6 posted 07-09-2016 11:01 PM

Ok seriously guys? I posted this project to show something I made for myself and to share it with others. I appreciate your compliments, but i feel like I’m being told “It’s nice but you did it wrong”. The Runic alphabet I used here was the Elder futhark. I use the runes in wards and and signs, and also for divination as I make my own Rune sets as well. If I’m interpreting your comments the wrong way I completely apologize. Since you can’t hear tone of voice, interpreting text posts can sometimes be difficult for me.

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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Druid

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#7 posted 07-10-2016 05:09 AM

I’ve come back several times to look at your 3 signs, and I realized that I had not mentioned your carving on the knot work of the “Let the energy flow here” sign. That’s another detail that adds a lot to the quality of your work.
Please do not feel that anything about these signs is “wrong”. They were all done beautifully and correctly. I really like to see projects where the “old ways” are being kept alive.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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kepy

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#8 posted 07-10-2016 12:01 PM

Very nicely done. As a scroller, I can appreciate the work. I like the use of the weathered wood although your neighbors might want to watch out if they have a wood fence.

-- Kepy

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#9 posted 07-10-2016 12:25 PM

These are nice looking.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 07-10-2016 06:52 PM

Nice work, interesting project

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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majuvla

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#11 posted 07-11-2016 04:36 PM

Some very nice signs. Very interesting motives of animals.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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