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Want to make some super amazing Wolverine claws on the cheap?
I made some for 5 dollars!
Tools I used:
Acetylene Cutting Torch (dremel or grinder would work)
Bench Grinder
Welder (I used an arc welder, but any type is fine)
Dremel with grinding wheel for fine tuning

Materials:
3 pairs of ice skates (as close to the same size as possible) - $1.75 a pair at thrift shop
A few 20d nails - free
2 1/4 bolts (or any metal rod) - free

So here we go...

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Step 1: Making the Blades pt 1

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So I needed some metal bars for the blades, and instead of buying metal bar stock I opted for using ice skate blades - cheap from the thrift store, and they're temper steel - so solid stuff

I used my friends torch to cut the blades from the shoe, which generally involved catching the shoe on fire...
Kinda fun, though it made the entire garage smoked out....

Once they were cut off I starting on the shaping process...

Step 2: Making the Blades pt 2 - Shaping

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I drew the rough shape i wanted using a sharpie on each blade, then used my bench grinder to remove material up the drawing lines on each - This was by far the longest and most labor intensive part of the process

Each one had the blade shape and a tang, so that there was a recess at the end to fit over my knuckle
I also put a bit of an edge on them
tvazquez21 month ago

That is Genius, especially with the ice skate blades! I would have to make mine out of plastic from fish-tub lids; because I plan on wearing them as a costume to a hardcore/metal show at a venue on Halloween night and I don't want any moshers crashing into me and getting stabbed by my claws. lol

wow… that is … THE AWESOMEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!

Nice!! I gotta go to the thrift store more often. That is the coolest pair I've seen yet

Dakota Joel984 months ago

The cigar completes this costume

twopussez10 months ago

sexy geek...

rhunt410 months ago
maybe sugru the ends and wear over bike gloves to look like the little caps from his costume
oh good thing i have three extra pairs of ice skates in the garage...... (sarcasim) hahaha but this is honestly amazing great job :)
jonathan.elwell (author)  LithiumRose11 months ago
Oh neither did I, I hit up the thrift store and got the lot for 5 bucks!
mach1matt1 year ago
Made a different version
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Ace Frahm1 year ago
Watch out when you've got these on, if anything pushes on the "blade" ends, it could lever the other end into the back of your hand. Maybe a safety extension needs to go up the forearm?
jonathan.elwell (author)  Ace Frahm1 year ago
They definitely could chafe between my knuckles after a while, but it wasn't all that bad. If I wanted to really mess around (like impaling a pumpkin) I'd were some mechanics gloves for cushioning, and it worked great. I could even pick up a decent sized pumpkin!
Wunderschön!!!!
advinator1 year ago
you lack the muscles.. but otherwise a sweet, rippin' instructable!
dbisson1 year ago
Amazing job!
That's extremely well done, congrats!
EXTREMELY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ilpug2 years ago
Any project that starts out with someone dramatically flaring a plasma cutter is bound to be awesome. THis one does not disappoint.
Chirpoff3 years ago
GREAT job!!! These are one of the most realistic I've seen! Love the dog tag detail, cool effect! :D

Just a thought, what if you were to make the hooks going between your knuckles skin tone to make them not quite as noticeable?

Congrats on your contest win!
TalitaPeres3 years ago
VERY COOL!!
i figured someone made better claws than i did and i was right, however had i brought these to school i would have been arrested and expelled, these are absolutely amazing. on the off hand my hair was a little closer to the movie.
haha. awesome! definitely the best wolverine claws on instructables.
ramicaza3 years ago
Hahahahaha! that sir, is epic.... you just earned a subscriber for that one pic XD
eross-13 years ago
Those are awesome! Brilliant use of the skate blades.
npresher3 years ago
Those are awesome, you should consider a job in hollywood in some prop dept
vanille kt3 years ago
man those are the best wolv claws ive seen beside the mkovie ones of course... great work!
crankyjew3 years ago
holy miniature stick welder, batman!
jonathan.elwell (author)  crankyjew3 years ago
yeah, my $75 arc welder from walmart. Works good for being the worlds cheapest stick welder
Kiteman3 years ago
Goodness me, these are incredibly good.

(Cool photo for step one as well.)
gearteen3 years ago
wow
FrozenIce3 years ago
HAHAH I ABSOLOUTLEY LOVE EM :) 5 stars for sure + subscribe :)