Japanese sword

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Project by edward60 posted 08-18-2013 07:17 AM 1482 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago my grandson asked me to make for the your birthday japanese sword bokken. The long time I looked for the working drawings or patterns of the japanese swords different types. As a result I decided to make the commplete set of japanese sword including bokken, tanto and stand. I maded the short bokken wakizashi bo because as my grandson is young in years . I need wooden pieces with impact strenght, resistence and not too heavy weight. I maded complete for purpleheart and beech, wedges for walnut. The inscription “Bushido” ( the way of the warrior) on the japanese hieroglyphs I maded with mapple inlays. This inlay is my first experience of inlay. It was found that is not simple. I hope for my grandson likes it.

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#1 posted 08-18-2013 11:50 AM

Great project! Your grandson will love and treasures your work. Outstanding.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 01:21 PM

Very cool project and gift, great looking swords and stand… Added to favorites… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 03:56 PM

Very nice! Any boy would be happy to have those, but “made by grandpa” makes them priceless!

-- Steve

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 04:55 PM

Beautiful work, anyone would love the set, your Grandson will be very happy.

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

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 04:57 PM

Very nice. He will love it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 05:34 PM

A beautiful toy when he is small and a lifelong treasure when he grows up. As usual, you show a great craftsmanship. Congratulations on the inlay work.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#7 posted 08-19-2013 02:52 AM

very cool project; and like the choice of woods. makes it more interesting to look at, and practice with.

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 05:09 PM

nice design, well done …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#9 posted 08-22-2013 01:58 PM

That’s a cool and beautiful Japanese sword, very well designed. Like the wood combo. I’m sure grandson is happy and proud of it. Great job!

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#10 posted 10-26-2013 08:05 PM

Very nice! Both the swords and the stand are very beautiful and elegant. Good choice on the wood as well.

You have a very lucky grandson.

Thank you for sharing your work.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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