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Project by norwood posted 01-23-2010 12:55 AM 1822 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of the many items I plan on using to fill the pre aforementioned box of joy for my brother and his son this second sword though just as fun as the first has a maple blade made from the same piece as the first “so the match” The handle and pommel are made from a branch of this Japanese holy tree that was in our back yard “dont know the name it fell down two days after we moved in” The whole tree was rotten in the middle and a wind storm blew it down but the peices I could save were starting to get spalted which was kind of neat to find out. The guard is made from a piece of outer grain canary wood I found a while back and the carved piece was lamented into them “its a piece of an old pallet my grandpa had ?” what ever happened to the good ol days when pallets were made from cool woods? anyway i bent the canary in my bath tub using a d shaped piece of oak I had as scrap and a ratcheting hold down from my car it seams to have worked out alright the two of them have prompted my darling one to order four more for our own home so it looks like im open for business.

Thanks

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most





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#1 posted 01-23-2010 01:37 AM

these are beautiful!!
well done

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 01:51 AM

Thanks Im having fun with these

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 03:43 AM

These are awesome. I want one!

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 03:52 AM

ít seems that the old captain´s evil plan of the world of pirat´s is coming a live
little by little that good ceep up the progress and when you walk down the stairs
have heard that you will see the traesure maps over different adventures that leeds
to the ultimativ treasure of them all

Dennis

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 04:41 AM

Those are so great – you’re braver than I for using such hard wood!

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 04:56 AM

These are really great. I can see hours of buccaneering in the future.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 07:06 AM

my brother is also having a second son so Im going to have to make more for them as well as myself.
This is turning into a bigger job than I first estimation ….. looks like i will have to gather some more fire wood from my grand dad.

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 08:09 AM

Those are some pretty cool wooden swords or daggers? nice…

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#9 posted 01-24-2010 06:40 AM

sweet!!!

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 10:28 PM

these are awesome, i made a couple blades myself. I was wondering how you got your edge on the blades? My technique worked but it felt very dangerous as I went along. I had a jig rigged up on my table saw and in about 3 passes per side cut out the bevel. Anyway great work..

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#11 posted 01-26-2010 02:15 AM

I cutout the shape of the blade and the tang “part that goes through the handle” with my little band saw and then clamped the tang in my bench vice and planed the heck out of it with my old 1950s no name block plane.
Takes awhile but works out OK .

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#12 posted 02-08-2010 09:37 PM

Yup that works, might just have to switch back to the old ways I also have a very old plane that belonged to my grandpa still just as good as ever…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 02-08-2010 11:46 PM

Nice and fun project.

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#14 posted 04-20-2010 10:27 PM

Norwood how does it go with the evil plan
it has been a little while since we have heart
something about it
are they already going abroad ragging
some poor countryes to bring goodies home
in the piratship or ?

Dennis

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