My sons toy my wifes headache lol

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Project by Jeremy Fugarino posted 01-06-2012 03:43 AM 2159 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 05:19 AM

pretty cool

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 05:28 AM

That’s one big honking sword very cool.

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 05:41 AM

Great story…..this is what it is all about. Awesome job on it…..he will always remember it.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 06:39 AM

Very nice!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 01:25 PM

That’s a happy boy. I did a couple of these for my grandson. I don’t think my daughter was impressed…......

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 03:35 PM

Nice going, Dad. That’s a big sword – he’s probably got the biggest sword on the whole block.


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#7 posted 01-06-2012 04:33 PM

William Wallace would be proud! The project with and for the kids are the best.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 05:54 PM

Great braveheart reference …. “FREEEDOOOMMMM” ....

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 09:25 PM

I am glad to see I am not the only one who thinks kids should have swords. When I started mine my wife asked if I was ready to dry the tears that are sure to follow. I have three kids and am in the process of making all three of them some swords. Hopefully I will finish them this year. LOL I am having trouble figuring out how to attach the guards in place. I figure I will sit on the project until it comes to me since I missed Christmas, I have all year.

Great project, you made a young man very happy.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 09:42 PM

Did you talk to him about the riddle of steel, er, wood?

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 10:43 PM

@xwing lol no sir, @joey when i placed the guard on i made a mortise strieght threw it idk if that will help you but it seemed to work for me. Alittle glue and its very strong joint.

Thanks guys for the posts glad you all enjoyed it. Me and my son had a good time making it. He was tossing ideas out and i was deciding wether i had the skills to do such craftsmanship. And it seem to work out well. I learned alot and hes runnen around the house swinging it like a pro haha. Already got the look from the mrs. hahaha

God bless u all

-- " I love the smell of saw dust in the morning"

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#12 posted 01-07-2012 12:58 AM

Im afraid this isn’t going to end nicely

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#13 posted 01-07-2012 02:51 AM

haha jb im afraid its turning out better then we expected me and the boy decided, or should i say i persuaded him, to go purchase some nice hooks to mount it on the cieling over his bed. know were looking at building a shield. I think this may turn into a knight armour set as well. Only thing stopping us is our imagination.

God bless

-- " I love the smell of saw dust in the morning"

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#14 posted 01-07-2012 05:36 AM

I did mine in reverse. I made my son a shield (he picked a design from google images). Came out pretty awesome. It’s a Knights Templar Shield, white in color with a red cross on it. It’s awesome. Now he’s all over me to make him a sword. He’s 10, and just wants to do battle…lol. I’ll send you a pick of my shield and a quick rundown on how I built it if you’re interested. It really isn’t very difficult now that I think about it :-) Anyway, cool sword Bro….

oh, and whoever mentioned “The Riddle of Steel”, you sir, are awesome. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this sword. Most everyone else went Breaveheart. I, however, went Conan the Barbarian.


-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#15 posted 01-08-2012 03:36 PM

@ alfa that would be cool sir ty. Im kinda stuck on the shield. Not sure how i was going to construck it besides edge glueing up some stock and cutting it out that way. Seemsed some what plane. I look forward to your pic.

God bless


-- " I love the smell of saw dust in the morning"

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