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Posted on Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:30 am
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so every storyteller needs a pouch to hold various props and tools, this pouch has geometrically shaped wooden things in it but that's a whole other story. the pouch is mostly cobrahinge with an European expanding circle base, stainless steel 16swg 5/16" forthe most part with some 1/4 and 3/16.[img]
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Posted on Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:58 am
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djgm, if it's okay with you, when I set up the voting thread I will use your second picture, even though the "geometrically shaped wooden things" are very intriguing. That's a really neat bag!


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Posted on Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:47 am
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i like that one too, the weave sure is neat how it ripples like that.

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Posted on Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:35 pm
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I'm in.


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Posted on Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:08 am
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I may or may not be in.


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Posted on Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:32 pm
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i want to create another entry but all i can think to make now is pouches,,looking forward to everyone elses entries though.

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Posted on Sun May 01, 2016 12:02 am
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My entry is taking a lot longer than I expected and I'll probably be right up to the wire with it, but rest assured that djgm's pouch will not be the only submission!

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Posted on Sun May 01, 2016 12:25 am
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yay, no default victory!

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Posted on Fri May 06, 2016 3:28 am
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I'm working on my submission. It's by far my biggest project yet, but I'll get it finished in time, with or without my sanity. Coif LoL

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Posted on Mon May 16, 2016 8:24 pm
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Of course I messed up an order for more rings, so I'll have to make a huge design change to make my project work. -_-

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Posted on Tue May 17, 2016 1:42 pm
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I've finished mine, yay! But I haven't been able to take pictures of it yet.


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Flip Book
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Posted on Wed May 18, 2016 2:47 am
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European 4 in 1, 9/64" mandrel
.046"/.047" bright aluminum
.048" bronze, nickel silver, brass, copper, stainless steel
AR of 3.4 AR of 3.3 AR of 3.2
7/16" mandrel (stainless binding rings (AR of 10.8))
17,734 rings total



page 1


page 2


page 3


page 4


page 5

fin


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Posted on Wed May 18, 2016 4:31 am || Last edited by Slagr on Fri May 20, 2016 6:40 pm; edited 2 times in total
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What better way to tell a story than with a book? Looks like CMB had a similar idea.

Ferric Grimoire

Cover


Vipera Berus in 14 swg, 5/16" with the berus omitted on the bends.

Page 1


European 4 in 1 in 16 swg, 3/16" blackened steel with brass lettering inlay.

Page 2


Page 3 (Lorraine: please use this pic for the voting thread)


Page 4


Page 5


Back cover


It does actually say something but I'm curious to see if anyone is interested in deciphering before I post the translation. I'll edit this post with the answer on Friday.

EDIT: Transcript:

Code:


S I M O N
 M E N Z

 2 0 1 6


L O C K -
E D   I N
T H E
A P E X
O F   A
M A Z E ,

T H E
W I S E
Q U E R Y
B U T
N E V E R
J U D G E

Z E S T
A B O U T
L I F E
C A N
V E X
D E A -

T H ' S
W A R Y
Q U A L -
M S ; G O
J O K E ,
P L A Y .


The body of the piece consists of two pangrams, which are sentences that use every letter of the alphabet at least once. I transposed the binary representations of ASCII characters onto 3-2-3 (8-bit) characters in the maille, then made the least significant bit an odd parity bit, meaning that every character has an odd number of gold rings-- usually 3 or 5. So 'A' is represented by
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 in odd-parity binary ASCII which translates in mail as
Code:

1 0 0
 0 0
0 1 1


I used variable kerning for characters less than 3 columns wide fo aesthetic reasons, although I realized afterward that this leads to some ambiguity such as '1' and ','. Context usually makes it clear which one was intended, but in the future I might make numbers even parity instead to avoid this issue.

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My Entry: The Nine Walkers
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Posted on Wed May 18, 2016 5:58 am || Last edited by kerravonsen on Wed May 18, 2016 6:10 am; edited 2 times in total
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When I was considering storytelling, my thoughts turned to the threads of a story, the way that characters arive and depart, interact with each other for a while, go away, come back, and usually all turn up in the same place for the climax.

So I decided to do a character "timeline" necklace for a specific bunch of characters in a particular story - the "Nine Walkers" of The Lord of the Rings. That is: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli. I went off to the internets and found a timeline, and made a chart of when people were together and when they weren't, and I based the necklace on that. The chart is NOT to scale; some sections, such as the Breaking of the Fellowship, are longer than others because everyone was wandering all over the place, whereas other sections which took longer amounts of time are quite short, because everyone was together.

So here 'tis:



And here it is with explanatory labels:



Technical details:
4 in 2 Chain 2 in 1 Chain Enamelled Copper WD=1mm, ID=3.97mm (Dark Blue, Blue, Purple, Green, Brown) Anodized Aluminium WD=1mm, ID=3.97mm (Purple, Lavender, Sky Blue) Stainless Steel WD=1mm, ID=3.97mm, Plated Steel WD=1mm, ID=4mm (Silver)

Magemaille: same rings as 4-in-2, plus Plated Steel WD=0.8mm ID=3.18mm (Black Ice)

Onering (of course, for LOTR!) Plated Steel WD=1.2mm ID=6.35mm (Black Ice), Plated Brass WD=1.2mm ID=3.6mm (Black Ice)

P.S. Lorraine, please use the second picture for the voting thread.


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Posted on Wed May 18, 2016 6:05 am
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Wow. you guys have done amazing with your books -- so much work!
No wonder, Slagr, that you were concerned about finishing yours on time. But your Grimoire looks fabulous.


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