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Swords for my Grandson and his Friend

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 02-20-2012 03:36 AM 2485 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Grandson gave me two drawings and said “G-Pa”..that’s what he calls me sometimes. can you make my friend and I these swords? I said I guess I could do that for you! He had names for these swords but I forgot what they were called. They are made of maple and some plywood. He didn’t want a finish on them he was suppose to do some kind of decoration on them. So far I haven’t seen that happen yet.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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#1 posted 02-20-2012 03:39 AM

Very cool swords ,cool design and good build.

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 03:39 AM

Wow, you did a good job on those. I like ‘em. And I like that your grandson comes to you when he Needs something special. Way to go.

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 04:00 AM

Great design and workmanship. Hope he has fun with them.

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 04:23 AM

Nice.
Waaaayyyy better than the nailed together swords we used to make as kids.
Nice job.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 05:49 AM

Man I would have loved to have that kind of wooden sword when I was a kid. Great job! Love them.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#6 posted 02-20-2012 12:13 PM

Good stuff sir. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#7 posted 02-20-2012 01:11 PM

My 11 year old son would die if I made him one of those…and then his mother would kill me. Really neat swords!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#8 posted 02-20-2012 01:37 PM

ahh ha! I see a future Ren-Fayre participant in the future

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 02-20-2012 03:17 PM

Oh Yah! The time-honored tradition, The Annual Renn Fayre. He would fit right in! LOL!!!

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments! Happy Presidents Day!!!

Tony C

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 02-20-2012 03:35 PM

Great fun. You can’t beat a bit of swashbuckling when you’re a kid. I was always Erol Flynn.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 02-20-2012 06:17 PM

Lucky kids.

My 17 & 13 still have the ones that I made. Occationally, they they get them out to defend themselves.
I think my 17 will probably take it with him to college.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 03:17 AM

That’s really cool!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 04:20 AM

Wow. That beats what my kids use for swords. You know….the off cuts of a top etc. Very nice!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#14 posted 03-02-2012 05:09 PM

I bet they loved them, very cool to take time for the youngsters

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 12:54 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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