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This instructable shows the basic steps to make a viking shield from a wine barrel top and some staves. This is not a definitive guide but more a met...
Tools Drill and bits Hammer Band saw or jig saw Razor knife Propane Torch Wire Brush Leather Tools ( Not completely necessary but handy...
Measure hair on cow hide 2" wider all the way around. The wine barrel top was 22 " diameter the cow hide was cut 26" in diameter. Important , m...
Cut the widest stave about a half inch shy of the barrel top. Bevel the edges prior to burning and brushing the stave. Finish the stave with shellac o...
Glue the pieces together that were left from cutting the cross brace, drill a hole the length of the marked hanger bolt smaller in diameter, centered ...
Rivet the latigo grid down. Place and rivet decorative studs or conchos. Coat entire front of barrel lid with titebond 3 glue. Find the center of th...
The leather for the back is cut 2" less in diameter ( 20" ) out of latigo the center is indexed. Use the pattern for the arm support. This is also c...
Center Index the cross brace and screw it in from the back. Coat the back with titebond 3 and center the arm piece leather on it. Run some additio...
This application has a lot of possibilities. I ran some square drive trim screws at the cross points of my Celtic knot pattern. I used these screws b...
Run some lacing through the arm piece and now the shield is done.
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