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Shields for Two Sons

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Project by IantheTinker posted 03-07-2018 04:55 AM 467 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are wooden shields I made for my two oldest sons. The round one is made of two criss-crossing layers of pallet wood with a piece of an old leather belt as the arm strap. The bolts all around are supposed to resemble the rivets that were around mideival shields. It is finished with a few coats of water based poly. It is quite beefy.

The triangular shield is made of an old section of block board with a piece of natural pine branch as the handle. It is stained with Minwax Special Walnut and has a few coats of water based poly.

Thank you for taking a look!

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 12:42 PM

Nice job…...Bet they have fun with them….:)

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 12:46 PM



Nice job…...Bet they have fun with them….:)

- Kelster58

Oh yes, one of them has broken a couple of wooden swords on them. My wife made a cape for one of them and arm bracers for another one. They deck themselves out and go to battle.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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Rick

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 09:32 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done. I’ll bet they got Good Use! Thanks For Posting!!

Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 10:44 PM

These are very nice and the kids will love them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 02:15 AM

Cool! Now have them draw up a device to use as a representation of their Arms- heraldic stuff like lions, dragons, etc. They’d have fun with that too, and it would be a neat learning experience.

As a side note, I hope they have some sort of eye protection. A busted sword could equal a busted eyeball.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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IantheTinker

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 03:03 PM



Cool! Now have them draw up a device to use as a representation of their Arms- heraldic stuff like lions, dragons, etc. They d have fun with that too, and it would be a neat learning experience.

As a side note, I hope they have some sort of eye protection. A busted sword could equal a busted eyeball.

- Dark_Lightning

They have goggles and protective glasses. I had them create their own coat of arms as part of a homeschool lesson two years ago. Perhaps it is time revisit and revise those!

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 03-09-2018 09:15 PM


Cool! Now have them draw up a device to use as a representation of their Arms- heraldic stuff like lions, dragons, etc. They d have fun with that too, and it would be a neat learning experience.

As a side note, I hope they have some sort of eye protection. A busted sword could equal a busted eyeball.

- Dark_Lightning

They have goggles and protective glasses. I had them create their own coat of arms as part of a homeschool lesson two years ago. Perhaps it is time revisit and revise those!

- IantheTinker

Right on!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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