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Project by JohnMcClure posted 12-15-2016 08:30 PM 2526 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 5 swords from red oak as Christmas gifts for my son and his cousins. Each one has a custom engraving that is significant to the recipient.
The blade, handle, and pommel are all one piece, then the crosspiece is hand chiseled to sit on the shoulder created by the thicker handle.
I used the CNC router for engraving; hand plane for reducing thickness of blade; router table and spokeshave for the bevel and point.
Finished with BLO, then shellac, then a light fine sanding to create a soft feel.

One sword has a longer handle (for a larger hand), and I wrapped that handle in leather just for grins.

They are all about 2’ long.

Thanks for looking, Merry Christmas!





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 12-16-2016 01:03 PM

Excellent job on these. I bet they will be well received.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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kocgolf

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#2 posted 12-16-2016 01:28 PM

Those are awesome! I’d love to make something like that someday to give my daughter, but I’m a little worried she may hurt someone with it. She doesn’t have the best self-control.

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Ted78

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 02:46 PM

The engravings are really what set these apart. I love that each engraving has meaning to each cousin, I’ts like a fantasy novel come true.

-- Ted

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RustyHacksaw

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#4 posted 12-16-2016 03:35 PM

Those are awesome… So much better than the ones I make quick on the bandsaw for battles. My 6 year old and 3 year old have tons of swords and axes and whatever else. Nothing as nice as these…

It’s important for kids to play with “dangerous” toys. So they learn proper ways to act around “dangerous” things.

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 04:33 PM

They should come with a box of band-aids. Lucky kids!

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JohnMcClure

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#6 posted 12-16-2016 05:14 PM

Thanks everyone. Ted, yes indeed – three of the kids have the middle names Wolf, Bear, and Rose!

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#7 posted 12-16-2016 05:39 PM

This is a nice collection of swords and the kids will love them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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