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Why buy your kids a cheap, soon to break toy when you can make them a great hardwood sword that will be durable, fun to play with, and even look good?...
The blades are best made from a hardwood. I used white oak, but you could use maple, ash, cherry, red oak, etc. Rip a piece 1 3/4" x 1" x whatever len...
Center a hole for a dowel.
Finish one end. I use a disc and belt sander, but you can do what ever you want. If you're making a number of swords you might want to do what I did a...
The crossguard is very simple. Take two pieces of approximately 1"x3/4"x6" wood and place them together as shown. Mark a matching line at the middle (...
For a pommel I chose to take a cross section of an old maple bannister. You could also use a wooden ball or egg. Be creative. Follow the sequence of ...
Take the time to go over the finished sword and sand any sharp edges. Feel free to finish the wood anyway you want. I mostly don't finish the swords ...
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Posted:Dec 2, 2006
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