|Project by norwood||posted 01-23-2010 12:55 AM||1954 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
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.
-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most