Introduction: Wooden Model Axe
Have you ever wanted to make an impressive looking model weapon for show or as a prop? Yes? Have you always wanted that weapon to be a axe? Yes again? Well, now you can.
Step 1: Tools
You Will Need:
5mm Median density fibre board
A wooden handle/Stick
Something to make curved cuts e.g. coping saw, scroll saw or jigsaw
Step 2: Making the Axe Head
Draw the axe head in a design that you want on the median density fiberboard, then cut it out using the jigsaw. You've got to make sure one side is smaller (thinner) than the other so that it will fit into the slot in the handle.
Step 3: Make a Slot in the Stick
Now using a 5mm drill bit (the same width as your MDF axe head), drill a number of holes close together that in total equal to the height of you currently cut out axe head. Then, if you have not drilled the holes close enough together that they join up, use the saw to cut down all the holes to make a thin slot. If it isn't wide enough to let the axe head fit through widen it with a file
Step 4: Putting It All Together
Now push the MDF axe head through the slot you have created. Now, using the 10mm drill bit which is the same size as the dowel, drill a hole through the handle so that it passes through the slot and wooden axe head while the axe is assembled.
Step 5: Sharpen the Dowel
Now, cut the dowel down to size so it sticks out about 3 centimeters either side of the handle once it has been pushed through the hole. Then, using a sharpener, sharpen the dowel until it becomes a point. (I do not recommend completely sharpening the stick to a sharp point as this could be dangerous and could hurt someone)
Step 6: Finish
Now slot the dowel through the hole, and this will cause the axe head not to move within the slot. If you feel like it you could paint it silver to make it look more authentic
As a slight improvement to this design, you could put 2 dowels through the axe head to stop it wobbling as suggested by
Now, go and test it out
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