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Project by GeorgeInNWFla posted 10-18-2013 04:10 PM 1647 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some friends of mine asked me to build this chainsaw for their daughter’s costume. She’s really into all that Japanese anime stuff. I did all the design work and construction, they did the painting. This was a really fun project to do and I hope I can do more in the future.

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 06:04 PM

Wow, that’s a lot of detail for a Halloween prop. She’ll have the coolest costume on the block, for sure.

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

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BGW

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 06:10 PM

That is building a Halloween costume…like a Boss. Well done, bud…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 06:16 PM

Great looking saw, and it is big enough that you could fit a small tape player to give it the real chainsaw
sound. You are giving me good ideas, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 06:32 PM

That is one scary machine!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 07:40 PM

Really cool project, but your teeth are going in the wrong direction—no big deal, just an observation.

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 12:08 AM

One heck of a prop there. Nice job. Maybe you should of made 2.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 01:30 AM

who ever heard of a chain brake on a massacre chainsaw?
cool job, looks great!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Jofa

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 02:52 AM

Wow fantastic work! Serious detail on that thing. Excellent.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 10-19-2013 03:55 AM

Hey that’s one cool build, I think I even know the character from anime, Black Butler is the show and character is a grim reaper.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 10-19-2013 04:12 AM

This is a really cool build. Great job

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emart

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#11 posted 10-19-2013 07:35 AM

great work. now all it needs is a wooden boom stick to go with it

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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soapmaker

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#12 posted 10-19-2013 02:12 PM

That’s nice work on a fun job. How light weight were you able to keep it?

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GeorgeInNWFla

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#13 posted 10-21-2013 03:58 AM

Thanks for the comments, everyone! :)

Yer right Geoff, his name is Grell Sutcliff. I never heard of it until they asked me to build it. :)

HillbillyShooter – I realized that, too, but I was trying to keep it as original to the anime character’s saw as possible, so that’s why the teeth are like that.

Soapmaker – It’s not that heavy at all, it’s definitely under five pounds. Most of that is in the body, so it’s no problem to carry around.

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.

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rance

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#14 posted 10-21-2013 04:20 AM

That’s pretty darned slick. ( Did you notice you mounted the chain on backwards? )

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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GeorgeInNWFla

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#15 posted 10-21-2013 04:25 AM

Check my last comment :)

-- Leave out the fiction. The fact is this friction will only be worn by persistence. Leave out conditions. Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.

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