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Project by Woodenwizard posted 04-03-2014 01:24 AM 1541 views 2 times favorited 13 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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scrollingmom

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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@bellsouth.net

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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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