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Mindcraft Sword

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Project by SplashMaster posted 01-11-2018 02:27 AM 220 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I asked my sister what I could buy for her 10 year old son she asked if I could make a Mind Craft Dimond Sword. With only a couple of weeks till charismas I hesitantly began trying to figure out how to create it.

Wanting to use some scraps rather than buying a sheet of plywood I grabbed a couple pieces of pallet wood that I believe to be maple. After planing the boards flat, they were about 7/16” thick. Using a circular saw and strait edge, I ripped the boards to width and cut them to length on the miter saw. The boards were joined together to form the cross hilt of the sword with a half lap joint created with the router. The squares are one inch and were laid out with a combination square. A v bit in the router and a strait edge were used to give the squares depth and make the painting easier. (where is a CNC when you need it lol) The sword was cut out with a jig saw and amazingly the router groves line up from one side to the other. The edges chamfered with the router and the saw marks were cleaned up with a file and sand paper. With help of my lovely wife, the sword was painted after witch I put a few coats of polyurethane on for protection.

You may be able to buy a foam version of this for $20 but, I think this one will be cherished just a bit more. Plus, that maple will be able to take good beating.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time take care!

Matt





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Jeremymcon

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 02:50 PM

Pretty neat! I will note – it’s minecraft, not mind craft. I thought that too when my little brother first told me about the game, but was quickly corrected. Lol.

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 09:07 PM

Haha, It took me a minuet to figure that out as well Jeremymcon.

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