Wooden Toy Swords for visitors

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Project by robscastle posted 12-14-2013 11:09 PM 1399 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We has some visitors to look after overnight and they wanted me to make them some swords.

It turned out that it was quite a lot more time consuming and more detailed process than my first “not a problem, easy done” comment.

The materials I used were recycled pallet planks and a couple of the templates I used for my curved front box project for the hilt.

I cut the profiles for the blade on the table saw and one of the hilts by sawing the sides off and then a section from the middle was cut out to accommodate the blade/handle.
I used a round over bit to profile the handle sanded off the sharp edges and glued it all back together again.

Once the glue was dry I used the disk sander to tidy up the edges.

The second hilt I used the bandsaw which allowed a bit more thickness on the side plates.

Daniel and Calista then applied sanding sealer to the finished product and then when dry enjoyed themselves until dark.

Materials: Pine, Titebond III

Tools: Table saw, shaper, bandsaw, disk sander and heaps of clamps and a sanding block for final finishing.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 11:38 PM

Great swords, looks they were put to quick use

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 12:05 AM

good idel but my grand dauther’s would kill the boys.

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 12:30 AM

Now all ya need is a round-table.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 01:55 AM

All they need are the shields.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 08:39 AM

Great swords Rod…looks like the kids are having a ball playing with them.. thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 09:20 AM

Good work Rob. It looks like the kids are having fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 05:09 PM

Great job! The kids are having so much fun with your well made swords.

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