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Project by LelandStone posted 01-18-2012 05:20 PM 2067 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The counter staff at my gym were discussing the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ recently, an End of the World scenario that, to me, is equally probable and credible to those postulated by the Mayans, Harold Camping, and any other doomsday prophet I’ve ever heard.

Anyway, without commenting on the likelihood of such an end, I made a gift for this hardworking and reliable crew: A hand-forged spear point, based on historical medieval models. I suspect that zombies will be no more hardy than were Norman invaders, against whom these lethally effective on contact.

The stand is made of maple cast-offs from other shop projects, incorporating a neodymium magnet to hold the spear point in position. The finish is a simple, if blotchy, stain (I had no time to do a toning coat prior to staining) and finished with a couple of coats of spray lacquer. The completed stand is vaguely Art Deco, sort of a default design style for me I suppose.

The gift went over quite well. I advised those who could do so to run in case of zombie attack; this weapon is intended solely for the slowest sprinter in the group! ;0)

-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com





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#1 posted 01-18-2012 05:24 PM

in case of zombies? Heck. A 4’ spear is actually a wonderful home defense weapon in the event of miscreants living or other.

Just make sure you have a pole near the stand :)

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 05:48 PM

I like the fact that the stand could double as a tombstone in the likely event that someone you know gets their brains eaten by the zombies. ;)

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 05:51 PM

cool idea

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 07:34 PM

Always keep a sword in case of zombies. It’ll never jam or run out of ammo. Just remove the head, then go the pub and have a laugh.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 08:03 PM

I like that it’s fast and easy to get it from the stand to your hand.
Good job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 12:09 AM

I like the gravity in your shop.

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 12:15 AM

Thanks for the tip… I was wondering how to handle the undead…

Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The greatest woodworking show since the invention of wood is now online!)

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 12:23 AM

LOL @ wormil.

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 12:52 AM

Just a suggestion… Rotate your images 90 deg clockwise… Either that, or gravity near you works differently than it does here…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 01:06 AM

wormil,
thats why he installed the magnet!

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 07:27 AM

That’s a solid 4” you have there.

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 07:59 AM

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#13 posted 01-19-2012 03:19 PM

oh yesssssss. be sure to “off their head”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 01-19-2012 07:27 PM

For those who prefer guns during the zombie apocalypse, do not forget the double tap!

-- Mike ---- Visit my woodworking blog: http://sawdustnewbie.com

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#15 posted 01-21-2012 01:10 PM

My trusty 12 inch highland dirk serves me quite well in making sure the undead become fully dead. Needs no ammo, which appeals to the thrifty Scot in me! :)

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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