|Project by Jeremy Fugarino||posted 01-06-2012 03:43 AM||1772 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
My son has been driving me nuts for the past few weeks to build him a sword. So i finally broke in and made him this!! I figured he can stop driving me nuts and pass the headache to my lovely wife. And i needed to get some practice in on making mortise. The wood i used was recycled lumber of course becuase im still learning the hobby and free is good as i learn. This sword was made of three pieces the hilt, the guard and the blade. The blade is placed into two mortise on both the guard and hilt. I used my router table to make the mortise and i learned alot. The guard and hilt was milled with my 14’ band saw that i finally got working and set up. I payed 25 dollars for a powerline 14” bandsaw,was a nice pick up all i had to do was rewire a safer switch and new blade. I planed the blade down on my old 6” craftsman planer that i also purchased for 25 bucks from the same person. All in all i enjoyed makeing this project as my son stood by my side with his saftey glasses and earplugs watching with excitement. I guess him driving me nuts to make it was a blessing in disguise for the time we spent together making it. God bless you and yours.
-- " I love the smell of saw dust in the morning"