View Poll Results: Did You Make or Buy Your Runes?

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    Re: Did You Make or Buy Your Runes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychonaut View Post
    I've made several sets of runes over the years. The first was made of stones gathered in the forest with red runes painted on them. The last several sets have been of hand cut wood with the runes burned on. I find that woodburning is a pleasant alternative to painting or carving.
    I too prefer woodburning/pyrography to carving. I've also tried using a dremel to "carve" the staves but it doesn't look right to me. When trying to carve the staves I've used a sharp v-shaped chisel which looked better but the depth wasn't even on different runes. A bit of a perfectionist I know. A woodburning tool is just easier to make straight lines and the variety of bits they come with helps too. I would like to practice more with chisels though, because I do want to eventually make a set of runes the traditional way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moody View Post
    I have various sets; some I bought [some nice stone ones], and some I made [on wood], and some I have adapted from card sets.

    Even purer is to do what Tacitus describes the Germans as doing; lop off wooden slithers with your seaxe, and then just carve a rune into them - use them and then discard them.

    There is another even purer way, and that is just take a selection of twigs and scatter them.
    Then try and pick out any rune-stave shapes made as they have landed.

    Even purer - just look at trees and twigs as they are in nature; seek out runic shapes.

    After all, the rune-staves themselves resemble a forest.

    That way one can take Nature as one's book and read it accordingly.

    This is all about the web-of-wyrd.

    And some go to the ultimate, scarring the wound-runes into their bodies ...



    Not recommended for children.
    Your second method is my favorite!:-)

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    I just toss a handful of twigs, and see what runes they depict.

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    I made some last some out of a pine tree a friend of mine 'cut down' with a shotgun whilst he was drunk. I'm fairly happy with the set, they're the elder futhark and a pretty standard disk shape. They work nicely for layouts and draws but I'm not that happy with how they actually cast. I'm currently making a new set with some peach wood out of my back yard and am going to make them in the Anglo-Saxon runes I think. I might post a picture or two when I'm done.

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    Making Runes

    Personally I don't advocate buying runes. Generally bought runes are those horrid ceramic tiles which only purpose they can really serve is in a game of Asatru scrabble.

    Ceramic tiles are a misconception due to the large Runestone carvings. They are made to look like small runestones.

    Also with bought runes there is a tendency to include the blank rune which is a wiccan perversion of the runes.

    Runes are a powerful spiritual force and in making runes one must consider nature and the concept of sacrifice.

    At the centre of the asatru nature religion is the tree. The tree of life. Yggdrasil. The tribes would often have sacred trees within their societies. But the trees were also required to sustain life. Sacrifices were made to create a balance in life between the tribes and nature.

    In my understanding runes should be carved personally. This connects you with the wood and its nature spirituality. The wood should be from a tree that is native to your land. For instance in New Zealand we have many trees native to New Zealand but undoubtedly the mightiest is the Kauri. Some Kauri are 1500 years old. In my mind the older the tree the more power the runes will possess. In claiming your rune wood, you can do this often without harming the tree, by collecting the fresh larger broken branches that have fallen off in a natural occurence. But if a tree is needed and taken then I would definitely replant another or you will create an imbalance in your life.

    Once carved the runes should be reddened with your blood. This undoubtedly doesn't appeal to everyone. But the concept of sacrifice is prevalent through the Asatru belief especially when taking from nature. And the self-sacrifice connects you directly with the runes. Remember the gods are in your blood!

    However if the idea of giving yourself a small cut isn't to your taste, blood could easily be drawn with a syringe without pain. But to me that defeats the significance of the act. Again here the wiccans have perverted the reddening of the runes by claiming this should be done with menstrual blood. Not recommended. And difficult if you are male anyway...

    You will not be disappointed with making your own runes!

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    I carved my own........

    My first set was made from new cut Hickory wood. I cut the blanks and carved the Runes and "blooded the Runes", with my own hands.
    I have made a set from Oak and another from Apple wood.
    I have made and given away several sets.

    I use to clean, wax and carve Runes on Drinking Horns. I put an "ALU" on most of them. Or an Elhaz Rune, or Sun wheel.
    I've sold and given away around 50 Horns, over the last 18 years.
    Risting the Runes is a good Craft.
    I always carve them by hand, no electric machines are used. It feels better to me. I only "Blood the Runes" if they are for my own use.
    Last edited by Grimsteinr; Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at 07:36 PM. Reason: Addition.

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    I made my runes.
    They don't have same meaning to me if they are bought.

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    I made my Runes a few years ago... I made them from a cherry branch which was somewhere in front of my balcony (I was living at my grandparents, who reside in the city area) and carved them with a penknife. It was difficult, indeed, to carve them and to cut every single piece of the wood.

    I only followed my intuition on that... and after a while (more than a year) a friend of mine gave me to read the information around here, asking me if it was the way I did.

    A long time after carving my Runes, in the last year - more precisely, I decided to paint them. I used acrylic red paint combined with a small amount of my blood, from one of my fingers.

    I didn't use them very often... I think the last time I used them it was in the past two months.

    I have to admit that, firstly, I made the mistake to make a blank rune too... Misinformation, I should call it, or bad inspiration. But I removed the blank rune lately (before painting them), now it's just a reserve in case I lose one of the Runes. Anyway, I don't remember certain times when I had to deal with the blank rune, and I think that's a good sign. (anyway, I don't recommend anyone to make the same mistake as I did)

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    I made my runes out of birch wood about four years ago. I found a particularly appealing tree in the forest behind my home, and sat out with it for a few hours each day for nine days. On the final day (Wednesday), I laid various offerings at its base, and carefully removed a small branch using a machete. The individual pieces were cut with a drop saw, and I burnt the runes in one 14-hour sitting using a bent safety pin heated in a candle flame. (Masochistic, I know. )

    The effort seems to have paid off, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm the Old View Post
    FEH ! The Armanen runes were invented by Guido "von" List in the 20th century. They have no historical basis whatsoever.
    The Armanen Futharkh: A Controversial Rune Row?

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