Autumnal musings

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It is no coincidence that Tolkien starts his great Trilogy in the Autumn. There is a poignancy to this time of year that is very close to the feeling of reading a good story, full of tragedy and adventure. It’s a time of endings. The apple ripe on the tree …

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Vidirhrafn – Willowraven

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In the spring of 2009 I documented several swords at the British Museum and the Wallace Collection In London UK. While there, I photographed many of the artifacts on display in the prehistory and Europe section of the British Museum. This kind of expedition is like a cattle raid of …

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Lost Wax Casting Tutorial, Part One – Sprewing, Investing & Burnout

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Lost wax or investment casting is an ancient method of making a metal object from an original form made of wax. It’s particularly useful for making complicated metal parts. Casting is a very time consuming process so if there is a way to make a metal fitting by fabricating it, …

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