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Swords for the boys. Isn't that what grandpas are for?

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 11-21-2009 07:34 AM 1825 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these swords for our grandsons when they were down for the weekend. There was some mention of having a say in picking my rest home by our daughter-in-law when we took them home. I think they were about 22” long, hem-fir without any finish. The hilts were half lapped and glued. It didn’t that the boys long to reinvent the way their Viking ancestors carried their broad swords on their backs. They found other uses for them too.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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WayneC

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 07:37 AM

Great swords and memories for the boys.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 07:43 AM

I had to make my own, [Just the other day actually, LOL]
They will have a lot of fun with them I am sure… I did with mine.

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 09:05 AM

wow…...midget ninjas….....I’m sure they’ll enjoy them.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#4 posted 11-21-2009 12:11 PM

Very cool, I love the looks on the face.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-21-2009 07:23 PM

What a nice way to keep the grand children happy. I can see their joy in the pictures
Sharad.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 08:18 PM

Pretty dangerous looking characters. They might be good to have along on a “business trip to England” in the long boat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 11-21-2009 08:30 PM

Those are a couple of fine looking, “chips off the old block”, Bob! How great!
Bet they loved the swords, not too sure about mom though.
Fantastic….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 11-21-2009 09:11 PM

Cute guys and a super grandpa

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 11-21-2009 10:27 PM

Mom and dad keep them in line. They thought they would probably have to take them away within a few hours, but last I heard they still had them, so they must be behaving themselves quite well ;-)) They were jumping for joy when I surprised them with the swords. The oldest one told me they needed shields a couple hours after I gave them the swords. I guess he might have been thinking of preparations for a “business trip” to England in a long boat :-)) One of their ancestors, a CT trader along the east coast, is rumored to have done business with Blackbeard. I suppose the choices were probably do business or be a victim!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 11-21-2009 10:59 PM

Wow two happy little boys as Sharad said well done your a super Grandpa you’re an ok guy in my book if you’re a family man .That’s after my own heart well done again Top’s

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#11 posted 11-21-2009 11:42 PM

Those boys have their “Braveheart” face on!!

Nice job, Grandpa!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 12:28 AM

Knights of the round table. They look like their going to have a blast with those swords. Great job grandpa.

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#13 posted 11-22-2009 01:31 AM

Shield’s sound like a good idea. Sounds like they’re trying to be good with them and a shield would give them something to strike. Paint some cool emblem on there, hang them on the wall when not being used.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Woodfix

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#14 posted 11-22-2009 02:29 PM

Very cute, and a shield is definitely on the agenda. Just remember you started this, you cannot stop with just the sword.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 11-22-2009 11:06 PM

No, there is no stopping once yoiu start :-)) Thanks for all the comments fellas.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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