The Wayland Kista ( Old Norse Chest.)

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Wayland

Hárbarðr
Ah, but real stitch counters don't need to do that.. They just need to be "right"...

Yep, never seen the point myself. I probably know as much as they do, but to me the atmospheric effect is far more important than the molecular accuracy.

I usually just suggest they pull their fillings out and ingest a few intestinal worms to improve their own authenticity. That seems to shut them up.
 

Tengu

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Yes, as Im currently involved in reproduction stuff for handling boxes for schools I wonder about that.

But hey, I do my research and they didnt have standardisation those days, did they?

(However I suspect a person of that period might dismiss my work since Im not a Guild member...)
 

Wayland

Hárbarðr
Yes, as Im currently involved in reproduction stuff for handling boxes for schools I wonder about that.

But hey, I do my research and they didnt have standardisation those days, did they?

(However I suspect a person of that period might dismiss my work since Im not a Guild member...)
Fortunately the guild system comes in a little later than the period I cover. Seems to be a side effect of feudalism.
 

Dave

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Thats come out great. I have a heavy pine bed, and have been thinking of doing a green man on the foot end.
 

vestlenning

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Nice chest, Wayland - great carving job!

You have inspired me, I have to make such a chest (Norwegian: "kiste") for myself. It will be simpler though, haven't got your carving skills. Think I will settle for something written with short-twig runes (rök runes), my forename maybe.
 
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Wayland

Hárbarðr
Thanks guys. I'm really pleased so many people have found this thread so inspiring. I hope you all enjoy your projects as much as I have and I look forward to seeing how you do.

I'm in Ireland at the moment but when I get back I should be able to do the last finishing touches and then give it a coat of Stockholm tar and oil to tone it up a bit. I'll post some new shots when it's done.

It will be going on it's first outing for the bank holiday weekend. I'm doing a Viking event at Scarborough castle so I hope to get some shots of it in it's proper surroundings.