Ninja sword for Halloween (by my 10 yr old son)

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Project by GaryL posted 1370 days ago 2251 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 10 yr old son’s (Brendan) upgrade for his ninja costume for halloween. The blade is birch with natural finish, the hilt is 1/4 MDF painted black, And the handle is Philipine Mohogany with an ebony stain and all of the above have a gloss Varathane finish. He did all the cutting for the blade on the bandsaw and then finished and shaped it on the Ridgid osc. sander. I turned the handle but he did the final sanding, staining and clearcoat.

Look out bad guys!!!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#1 posted 1370 days ago

great job, I guess I have some competition on the rise, lol

-- Robert-maine

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#2 posted 1370 days ago

Here he comes, new master in the making. That good that young, very cool.

Great project, very well done. Super idea and design…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 1370 days ago

congrat´s with a very fine knife Brendan….ups sword of course
now let´s see if your father can do it that good with the sheath :-)
well done Brendan

have a fun Halloween

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#4 posted 1370 days ago

very reallistic.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 1370 days ago

A fine sword indeed, and reminiscent of the swords of Kunihiro. In fact, it bears a striking resemblance to his “Yamaubagiri”. Sorry, but I can’t find a picture online. (amazing!) Nonetheless, excellent work. Keep it up!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#6 posted 1370 days ago


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 1369 days ago

wow..that is cool. Tell him nice job!

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#8 posted 1369 days ago

Awesome work. A skilled craftsman and warrior.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#9 posted 1343 days ago

Very impressive piece! The lines of this are really quite nice. I’m sure you’re proud to see your son have an interest in your love of wood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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