I got the inspiration for this when i was talking to some friends about the coin necklace pendant I made, and you can see the 'ible for that Here.
Step 1: Supplies
- A coin or thick scrap metal,
- Hot glue,
- Your basic nuts and bolts (some thin and short ones that go together, we only need 2), and
- String (of some sort) for the necklace piece.
For tools, we will be using...
- Hammer/anvil (Or something else to fold the coin in half)
- Hot glue gun
- Drill and Drill bits
- Whetstone (or more fine files to make a sharp point on the blade)
- Lexan (for a work surface when we are using the hot glue)
- Vice grips
Step 2: Bend some metal!
Step 3: Sharpening time
Step 4: More to do...
- Safety (wearing a sharp blade around your neck = not good)
- No handle (although there are times when you can do without a handle, sometimes you really need one)
Both of these will be fixed soon!
Step 5: Protective covering
Step 6: The hot glue case preperation
Step 7: Hot gluing
Step 8: Prying and shaping
With the blade out and the shape about how i wanted it, I found that I had not cut it quite as smooth as I would have liked. To solve this, I carefully ran it over the hot tip of the hot glue gun. This reshaped it, but I had to be careful not to reshape it so much that I deformed my cover.
Step 9: The handle
Step 10: Finishing touches to the handle
Step 11: Testing it out so far
Step 12: TaDa!
If you are wondering if it gets uncomfortable to wear around (as your intuition might state), the answer is no. I have been wearing it for a while now, and thanks to the rounding and hot glue, I found it to be actually quite hard to notice. I think the fact that it is so light helps.
I hope that you enjoyed this Instructable. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please let me know. As always, have a nice day!
Want to see the necklace pendent that gave me the inspiration for this? Check out the Instructable for that Here.