Boys and Their Swords

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 10-12-2016 01:37 AM 1013 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I teach some home schooled boys wood shop and no matter how much I try to talk them out of it, boys always want to build swords. These two brothers came up with their own designs and built their prized swords. Although not the typical shop project, each boy had to figure out some creative ways to make their design work. They both did a great job and they truly show pride in their craftsmanship.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 02:03 AM

Hah, those look amazing. I would have loved that as a kid. Hell, I love it now.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 02:25 AM

Nice looking swords!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 02:39 AM

The swords look great. They did a good job of designing them.

I also want to praise you for teaching woodworking to the home-schooled boys. Lots of lessons can be learned in the shop that most schools have removed from the curriculum. I should do the same thing in my area.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 01:17 PM

Good for you John …. and the quality of the Work reflects the quality of the teaching.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 10-12-2016 01:22 PM

Wow! Nice job boys ! And I bet that split-blade one would fetch a pretty nice price at most any Comic-Con gathering. Might be a nice little side job for extra spending cash.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 10-12-2016 03:00 PM

John, This is a wonderful thing that you are doing for those young boy’s. I am sure that they are learning more than just woodworking being around such a fine gentleman as yourself. The swords turned out great…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 10-12-2016 05:42 PM

Well done John. The boys are fortunate to have you as an instructor and mentor! They did indeed come up with great designs.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 10-13-2016 05:58 AM

Very sofisticated. They were much simplier when I was young – good work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-13-2016 12:28 PM

Very cool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 10-13-2016 04:41 PM

The swords are great, but, they have a talented teacher.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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