|Project by Derrek LeRouax||posted 09-26-2009 04:52 PM||1539 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a sword case made for my brother’s birthday. He was an exchange student in Spain for a while and feel in love with the culrture and people. While he was there, the family he was staying with intorduced him to a blacksmith that still made swords by hand. This is a Crusader’s sword and has his initials engraved in the blade.
The case is solid cherry @ about 42” x 10”. The trim is hand shaped cherry as well. We chose to have no glass front so that it can be removed when needed. The finish is three coats of Watco Danish Oil “Cherry” with two coats of Minwax wipe on poly. The case is constructed with only glue, but I used a nailer to fasten the trim on. The mounting hardware was purchased at the big box store, and should do just fine for what he wants.
Thanks for looking, and all comments are welcomed.
-- Derrek L.