Step 1: Tools and Materials
Jig saw or Coping saw
Electric sander (optional)
Small spring clamps
Two 48" x 4" x 3/8" poplar planks
One 3 1/2 " to 4" round unfinished wood plaque
Paracord (color of your choice)
Two bead spikes
One flat 3/8" wood dowel at least 8" long (the width should be the same as the depth of the wood plaque)
Two small wood dowel pins
180 grit sandpaper
Metallic gold spray paint
Metallic chrome spray paint
Step 2: I'm Seeing a Pattern
Step 3: The Butt End
When dry, fill any gaps with wood filler.
Drill a hole to fit your dowel pins at the bottom of each pommel and sink and glue the dowel pins in them.
On the protruding end of the pins glue your spike beads.
Sand and shape your pommels.
Step 4: The Razors Edge
Step 5: Hilt! Who Goes There?!
You will then chisel a recess (3/8" depth) in the center of each half that will accommodate your sword.
Cut 2 lengths from your flat dowel the same length as the diameter of your plaque.
Glue a half plaque to each sword. Remember one sword will have the plaque glued on the left side of the edge of one sword and the other to be glued to the right side of the edge of the other sword.
Take a length of the flat dowel and glue to the opposing sides of each plaque.
When dry and set, sand the ends of the flat dowel to the shape of the plaque.
Take this time to fill any gaps with wood filler and sand when cured.
Match your two swords together and they should look like they form one sword. You can start tweeking at this time (sand here, filler there, etc) so that you achieve this effect.
Step 6: Time for Paint
When dry, I wrapped the blades with newspaper and painted the hilts and pommels with 3 layers of gold.