Awesome! Glad I could inspire
I’ve been working on mine, but the wood is very porous (most wood I’ve seen around here seem to be). Just when I think I’m satisfied with the smoothing process, I wet them to get rid of the dust and realize there’s still a long way to go! I have only used non-powered hand tools with this set, since it’s my first. I’ll have some extra rough blanks that I’ll likely use limited power tools on, just to see what the difference is. Thankfully, I’ve had some extra time, so hand tools only is an option.
I did realize the night before last that I had thanked the land, but not the wights, when we got the tree. I called out to them (a couple showed up) and I apologized and made amends. They seemed to accept what I was doing to the tree and why.
I started thinking about the bloodletting process and realized I only had a few lancets remaining. I’ll have to stock up. I do have a scalpel, but that’ll leave a little more evidence than I care for, with 24 of them. The lancets I use come in packs of 25, iirc, so that works out.
I think the process I’ll use is to consecrate and burn the rune, let the blood, and vibrate the entire time. Despite not being an Odinist or Odinian, I do plan on evoking Odin and asking his opinion on invoking him during the process.
I saw in previous posts that you like Freyja Norling. She would approve
Did you mean prose/poem? I found that not all of the (Elder Futhark) runes have a poem/prose to go with them, but that may just mean I need to dig a little more.