I have finally done it... after waiting for so long... I got wood, cut it, shaped it, burned it... and my first, yes as in not had one to call my own before, Rune Set!
I decided that as an Asatru, I needed to learn more about the runes, this for many reasons. The main reason is that I use the runes quite a lot in my crafting so knowing about them is a plus, especially when you make personal bindrunes for people.
Another good reason is that I have been asked a few times at festivals I vend at to do a reading with runes; I will admit I am not confident enough to do so, even if I can name all the runes and their main meanings.
Above is what my new set looks like. I made it out of Red Oak because of the coloring and the grain of the wood, which I find very pleasing to the eye. You can obtain a very fine mirror finish on this wood with a little bit of patience, using very fine sandpaper. I used a 60 grit sandpaper to start with then I used a 400 grit to do refine the edges as I have reached that stage and the picture above shows them slightly unfinished. The great thing is the more I use them, the better looking they will become!
To make sure I use them and practice my reading of them, I draw what some people call an "Odin" rune; a single rune reading for the day. As I progress, I will proceed to do full readings, meaning I will be using all the runes, in a cast method. This method allows to read runes within runes; once cast, I will be able to see runes made from the stick crossing or overlapping each other.
Until next I post,
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