Rosewood Elder Futhark Rune set

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Project by snoman1973 posted 07-10-2016 10:20 PM 1052 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I chose Bolivian Rosewood for the set due to it’s divination properties. All 24 pieces were cut by hand on the scroll saw then shaped along the edges with a dremel and a sanding drum, then hand sanded smooth. The rune symbols were added using a wood burner. I chose not to put a finish on these so I could have direct contact with the wood when doing a reading.

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

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 04:29 AM

Besides being a very useful set, these are Runes to be admired. They must feel great. My wife’s comment . . “very beautiful”, and that’s a nice compliment, since she has a good variety of sets including bog oak, and various stone sets.
I really like the hand done edges, and the burning is also uniform and straight. Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 05:22 AM

Thank you and thank your wife for me please. My first Rune set was from and oak dowel I bought at the local hardware store (trust me the burned in runes aren’t nearly as straight on that set) So I took my time with these and cutting 24 piece freehand on the scroll saw that have to match was, interesting, to say the least.

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 08:50 PM

Great job. I notice that while they are all the same size they are each a unique shape. Is that symbolic in some way? Does the outer contour relate to the Rune? Also I am fascinated to learn that a tropical wood would be more effective than a more traditional substance (stone, bone or a native Scandinavian wood).

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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