Wooden Swords for the Boys

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Project by DanoP posted 06-03-2012 01:43 PM 1519 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It started out when my oldest son, Greg needed a project for school about ancient China… and of course, as an 11 year old, his chosen category was ancient Chinese weapons. His sword is a model of a Miao Dao (think extra long katana). Mahogany blade, Bubinga guard and purple heart handle. Matthew’s (no school project, just for fun) is shorter, closer to a Japanese katana with walnut blade and handle and purple heart guard. Tons of fun and easy to make and got the boys in the shop!

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 01:51 PM

They look great. Nice choice of woods. I can’t wait until my boys are old enough to come out in the shop with me.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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T. D. Reid

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 06:32 PM

Nice job boys. Show them last months video on shop built guns. They will love them. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 02:09 AM

Awesome job.. I look forward to the times the kids get out there with me too; great job Dad!

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 02:39 AM

Been kind of busy out in the shop and thought I would see what everyone is up to. Looks like the boys are getting into it. How about sending over that finish formula for the Arts & Crafts projects? I need to do some finish work on the cabinets I am making for the shop, good place to practice. I need to make one of those for my grand son, he will love it.

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