Introduction: Skyrim Wood Carved Weapons

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Skyrims iron war axe and iron sword recreated out of wood. To scale... More or less. Only cost about $10 for a piece of knotty pine shelf board, a small can of dark walnut stain, and can of clear coat of varethane.

Step 1: Template

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First make the templates. Found online and printed out on multiple sheets to a pretty accurate scale. Then glued together on harder paper and cut out.

Step 2: Cut

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Trace the shape out on to a board. And then cut the outline out with a band saw.

Step 3: Plan It Out

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Mark the details out so you know where to carve and how deep to make them.

Step 4: Carve and Shape

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Time to patiently carve and shape all the details. I used mostly hand files and chisels and a bit of the bandsaw. Afterwards sanded everything down by hand, started with 60 grit and finished with 220.
To make the two small rivet circles on the war axe I used a hole saw with the centre drill bit removed. Cut in half with a bandsaw and then sanded by hand. Attached with glue.

Step 5: Finish

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To finish the project I used two coats of dark walnut stain. Three coats of clear varethane wood finish, a quick sand with 320 grit. And one final coat of clear.


Reaper690 (author)2017-10-03


Could you share a template to print and the measure of the axe please


rainingfiction (author)2017-02-24

Amazing craftsmanship :)

TrollZen (author)2016-03-30

So cool!!

(and i dont even play skyrim)

TrollZen (author)2016-03-30

So cool!!

(and i dont even play skyrim)

technologydecoding42 (author)2016-03-08

Looks amazing. could you tell me the link where i could get the prints for both weapons though?

Instructa-billy (author)2016-02-20

Beautiful. My man!

garrett.sheehan.90 (author)2015-12-15

That's the coolest thing I've ever seen

Deidara Konrath (author)2015-03-01


abboud.nac (author)2015-01-20

Good job !

grovich777 (author)2015-01-20

very realistic!
This wood similar to copper

Johnnye01 (author)2015-01-19

A little hammered metallic paint on the metal areas and it would look forged. Outstanding carving.

ffrisell (author)2015-01-17

Well done!

ZombTech (author)2015-01-16

These are awesome my friend they would go great with the armor I made :)

enelson8 (author)2015-01-16

This is amazing!! And I love how cheap it is!!

loboat (author)2015-01-16

Great job ! Your work is as beautiful as the game !

seamster (author)2015-01-16

These are really impressive! I love the way they turned out. Very cool!

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