Doctor's Swords

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Project by Scultoro3 posted 07-27-2014 01:53 PM 2152 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I owed a couple of favors to some Doctors who saved my wife’s life in June. They were paid, of course, but I wanted to thank them for their dedication and kindnesses. Made them each a sword. The swords are two-handed Crusader style blades. Each carries the Chai letter meaning Life. The blades are 32” long. The wood is Vermont SugarPine.
I DO love making basket-weave handles!

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 02:36 PM

Very nice. I hope they enjoy them.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#2 posted 07-27-2014 02:37 PM

I so glad your wife had a good medical outcome.

These swords are magnificent and they are a wonderful way to show your esteem and gratitude.

Thank you for sharing these with us.

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#3 posted 07-27-2014 02:59 PM

These are beautiful and well done. I hope that your wife has recovered.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-27-2014 03:36 PM

Excellent work – until I looked at the other pictures I thought only the handles were wood. Very authentic. Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 07-27-2014 06:43 PM

Incredible! I’m completely perplexed by the basket weave.

By the way – you put a lot of heart into your “Thank-You”. I really appreciate that. Your wife is irreplaceable.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 07-27-2014 11:09 PM

Those came out great. The carving on the handles is phenomenal. I wonder if you could buy a steel blade and make the guard/handle/pommel/etc in this fashion.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 12:00 AM

bobasaurus, that is how u r supposed to do it! I just don’t like shaping and working steel. Wood is easier, works faster and smells better. And, if you can paint and stain it up to look like steel, why not use wood? Do you remember my first sword project: ? I’ll show you my Asian swords real soon.

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#8 posted 07-28-2014 04:09 PM

Love these! Did you carve the basket weave?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#9 posted 07-28-2014 08:52 PM

Those are beautiful in every way!
No one would believe they are all wood!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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