RE: [MedievalSawdust] Wands (was dogwood)
- I'll get a little off-track here with this. In the 70s Chris Everett and Billie Jean King (like them or not) inspired millions of young girls to develop an interest in tennis. Tiger Woods (like him or not) inspired countless thousands to develop an interest in golf (like it or not). JKRowling has inspired millions of young people to read - like, golly, what's reading?. Hopefully she will inspire some thousands to try their hand at writing. We need more good literature. Just my take.
Tracy Swanson <tstar2000@...> wrote:Thanks for the link - I'll have to read it later today. Rowling, brilliant writer that she is, cannot carry copyright on something about which has been written throughout history. When talking of the wands, and especially in writing, I go out of my way to make sure NOT to call them "Harry Potter wands" or anything of the sort. I usually refer to them as "European", or in a pinch (rarely and never in writing - other than this), "a Potteresque style of wand". Amusingly I refer to the metal-tipped dowel as the "standard" or "American" styled wand, though in reality, it originally came from Europe.In Magical Service,Malaki.Hercules was sentenced to spend eternity in Hades (which is NOT Hell). He was allowed out for only one day each year. Once he happened across an old friend who asked him what Hades was like. Hercules, who wasn't too quick-minded, thought a moment and said, "It's like losing everything you own and having to go to work for someone else."
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- At the (subtle) suggestion of Beth and Colin, I've looked at the hinges
again - maybe it's just my eyes, but they're not exactly what I'd call
"well shown". However...
Having said that, I used a graphics program to "play around" with the
pictures - ironically, it was after I *reduced* the images that they
became obvious! I think. Obvious enough that I can probably devise a
reasonable working facsimile.
One of the things that threw me was the metal strap. I was thinking
that it was a later repair to a "blown out" hinge (wear or wood
shrinkage causing the hole to enlarge). Then I noticed the same setup
on the other hinge - is it possible that the whole thing was assembled,
then a hole bored and the pin inserted? That'd certainly be one way to
do it, possibly the easiest.
Thanks for the gentle "Denozo smack!"
> I think we may have discussed this chest before. Johnston gives it a
> date of 1200-1220, so maybe somebody confused 1200 with 12th century...
> If there was a Crusader connection, most likely it was to collect monies
> for a Crusade (after the Interdict was lifted). The pin-hinges are
> indeed well shown in the photos.
> Interesting little story in Johnston's book - at his suggestion, the
> vicar looked for and found a secret compartment below a false bottom in
> the money-till. In the gap between the false bottom and the front panel
> there was a coin, which proved to be a silver half-penny of Edward I,
> minted at Waterford Ireland. Johnston includes drawings of salient
> features of the chest, including the till, false bottom, and secret
> chamber, on p. 40.
> Beth and Bob Matney wrote:
>> You did look at the next few images from that
>> link didn't you? LH hinge (#7 & 8 of 20) & (RH
>> Hinge (#9 of 20) They weren't
>> bad. http://tinyurl.com/2hk3p3 click on the next button.