|Project by TysonK||posted 11-09-2013 07:40 PM||2950 views||18 times favorited||16 comments|
I could try saying I built these for my sons, but the truth is I’m just a nerd and a huge Lord of the Rings fan, books and movies. These are full size replicas of two of the movie swords, Boromir’s and Aragorn’s ranger sword made from some scrap jotoba, birch and oak
It was a lot of fun to figure out a way to make them. For Boromir’s I created a full tang and the handle pieces are all built to fit. Ie- I used packing tape on a block of wood so wood glue wouldn’t adhere to it, glued up the handle around it and turned it on the lathe. Cutting the ends off I could tap the taped block of wood out and it fit perfectly. Likewise with the pommel.
The ranger sword handle was one piece, stained differently for color variation so the tang doesn’t need to be as long but similar strategy.
Anyway, one for you fellow geeks out there.
-- -- Tyson