Sting - Lord of the Rings


Step 4: Laminate the Crossguard+Grip

Now we move on to lamination. Line up two of the grip pieces onto the blade+grip pieces, and glue them together. Do the same for the other side.

The crossguard is a little more complicated. First, glue three crossguard pieces together, and then glue them to one side of the blade+grip piece, butted up against the grip pieces that were just glued to the main body. Next, you need to cut two of the crossguard pieces to fit around the blade+grip pieces. I eyeballed this at first, and then sanded down the interior edges until everything was flush. Finally, laminate three more crossguard pieces on the other side of the blade+grip assembly.
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