I have 30 blank rounds that were cut almost three years ago. I’ve already forgotten what kind of wood it is as I had peeled the bark. It’s a very fine grained wood which is proving to be problematic to the way I had intended to make them. I was planning to engrave the runes using a dremel. I’m not sure if I want to leave them unpainted or not.

There is so much conflicting information on the net regarding the making of runes, including which set of runes to use. I don’t know if I like the ideas of redding the runes. I’m not even sure on the historical-ness of all the ritual around the runes. Despite runes being a form of written language historically, I want to know more before I start marking the wood.

I don’t have an affinity to Heathenism, or to Norse and Viking legend. Which has caused me much pause all these years. Should I continue? I like this style of divination. I’ve have very few rune readings done. But for some reason the idea crawled in and got stuck. Maybe I should make my own set, with my own meanings.

But I did break out the sandpaper and the dremel and got to work sanding down the edges on the blanks. I still need to sand the flats and engrave and paint the runes. I did manage to get the burrs and inner membrane off the blanks. I was amazed just how fast it went using a power tool and thankful too. My baby girl woke up when I was midway through the set. So here are some before and after pictures.





About Isabella LeCour

She is nothing more than the collections of thoughts placed into the virtual worlds. She is a poet, a mother, a lover, many things to different people. But mostly, she is nothing but smoke and mirrors - some ethereal thing that blinks in an out of existence.
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