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Project by Woodenwizard posted 04-03-2014 01:24 AM 1915 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spent some time with my Grandson making a sword he wanted. He was able to use the scroll saw, spindle sander, drum sander, and a lot of hand sanding. He finished it with two coats of shellac and three coats of wipe on poly. I was impressed with how quickly he took to the scroll saw. several hours of quality time. I loved it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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kiefer

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#1 posted 04-03-2014 02:35 AM

John you bet that is some wonderful time spent with the young man .
That sword turned out real nice and the Grandson learned a lot under the watchful eye of Grandpa .Nice to pass on your skills to the new generation and its something that neither of you will ever forget .

-- Kiefer 松

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Max

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#2 posted 04-03-2014 03:08 AM

John,

I am sure that your grandson enjoyed each and every minute that he spent with his Grandpa and I am sure you did also. It’s nice to have that time together. The sword turned out great and I am sure he learned a lot…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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shipwright

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 05:13 AM

Nice piece John and some fine quality time spent.
About being impressed at his scroll saw talent, I would expect no less. It is in the bloodline.

Thanks for posting

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 01:10 PM

I’m looking forward to when I can get my still very young kids into the shop. I’m hoping to start them with something simple, like a bird house. I can’t even imagine a time when they’ll be able to make even a mock weapon with out trying to use it on each other!

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 03:07 PM

That’s pretty cool. Reminds me of Legolas’ long knives from the Lord of the Rings films.

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 06:23 PM

Awesome I love wooden swords one of my favorite projects

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 06:48 PM

That is too cool you got to spend time like that with your grandson. I bet he tells that story for a very long time, and its something that he will never forget what you taught him.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 04-03-2014 07:57 PM

All this project needs is a boy with some imagination and he will be in heaven.I can easily imagine myself as a young boy with such a lovely gift.Have fun and keep em coming LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Lenny

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#9 posted 04-04-2014 12:43 AM

Way to go Grandpa! It’s a great looking sword and the time spent with your grandson is priceless. If he doesn’t make it as a swashbuckler John, it seems as if he’ll do fine as a woodworker.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Fridgecritter

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#10 posted 04-04-2014 01:51 AM

Very cool! I like the contrasting colors on the handle.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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Woodenwizard

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#11 posted 04-04-2014 02:52 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Cal lives in Salt Lake and I live in Denver. So it is special when I can have one on one time to share what I enjoy doing with my Grandkids. Even if they don’t get into woodworking, we get to build memories that will last longer than the little projects we make.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Roger

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#12 posted 04-06-2014 11:27 AM

Everyone should have one of these, in case of a Zombie apocalypse.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Woodenwizard

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#13 posted 04-07-2014 04:45 AM

Roger, Almost my grandson’s exact words.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#14 posted 02-17-2015 09:55 AM

Good afternoon. The grandfather, give to the grandson the vacuum cleaner, a grid and coal. The smithy Poluchtsya. The grandson will try and will become the smith. And the grandson will make the real iron sword. The grandfather will be proud even more of the grandson. Good luck.

-- ganchik Sasha Russia

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