Coat of arms door knocker

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Project by uswine posted 08-03-2009 09:25 AM 2355 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I ran into a real cheesy similar looking commercial version that served as inspiration for this one. It was an easy quick project. I ordered knives and real steel ball mace on eBay for about $30. Routed out plaque from a scrap piece of walnut and then added an inlay boarder. I mounted a block that has the knife slots and knife stop features machined into it and two through holes for the shield mounting screws to go through from the back of the plaque to the shield. The shield was made from a thin ebony flat base onto which I glued various thick left over inlay scraps from other projects into acceptable patterns and the edge with a thin ebony border. After the glue dried on the shield, I used a belt sander to give the shield its smooth curved look. The shield was mounted to the plaque via the screw holes mentioned earlier by countersinking (2) 10-32 nuts to the backside of the shield with an epoxy filler to hold them in place.

It looks pretty cool on my office door … so I’m scaling up the next version which will include 2 battle axes, mace and a Damascus sword for the stone wall in the dining room.

-- Never teach a pig to sing ... It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 01:46 PM

Nicely done, very classy “Coat of Arms” door knocker.

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 01:53 PM

A most unusual project, nicely done! Is that your family coat of arms?

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 03:32 PM

special project for sure

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 05:26 PM


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#5 posted 08-03-2009 05:46 PM

Thats way cool, great job

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 06:15 PM

Very elegant project.

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 09:13 PM

The fleur de lis carving is really nice.

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#8 posted 08-03-2009 09:16 PM

I have to admit that the fleur de lis was a wood piece I purchased at a moulding shop and glued on … forgot to mention that in the story

-- Never teach a pig to sing ... It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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#9 posted 08-03-2009 09:38 PM

LOL, well – nice glue job ;)

The piece does look well integrated, and I certainly would not mind having it on my office door. I would just need the right door to go with it.

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 05:43 AM

Very nicely done! Looks great! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 05:34 PM

Beautifully done. I spent time in Germany so it brings back many memories. You just don’t see that kind of art here in the States that often.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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