Introduction: Wooden Spear for the Dispatching of Vampires.

Yeah, thats right Edward, I am looking at you.

I decided that I wanted to produce a nice short spear prop, I was talking about making it from cheap wood and painting silver (similar to a lot of cosplay and larp props), when KentsOkay suggested I just make the spear tip from wood itself.

Why wood? because a stake in the heart is the surest way to take out a vampire.

So here is the result of that project.

The spear tip is made from a piece of scrap wood I had laying around, I draw out the rough shape I fancied (partly inspired from hellboy 2). Once I had cut out the spear shape, I then took to sculpting it with my power sander. You could sand it by hand, but it was a lot quicker that way.

The core of the spear is a metal tube, the metal tube fits onto the spear head with a metal pole, I drilled a hole into the tip the same diameter as the pole.

The tube was then covered in sheet tyre rubber, with a little sculpting using scrap wood at the end of the handle.

To finish I used a mix of a leather grip with a wire trim, and a thread based grip that is made by winding white cotton around the handle, then staining it in the same colour I used on the spear tip. I used PVA to seal the thread grip. Most of the leather was attached using hot glue gun.

Sorry this is not a full instructable, but I was just having too much fun making it to stop and take pictures. Combined with not wanting my expensive DSLR in the same room as all that sanding, and I decided a slideshow would suite best.

Slideshows are an under appreciated format, which is a shame, because it suits this kind of unique one off projects very well.

- gmjhowe

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KappaHat made it!(author)2011-03-13

Where did you get your sheet rubber?

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underground+carpenter made it!(author)2011-05-19

gmjhowe said "sheet tyre rubber." My guess is he meant to type "tire." In which case, go to your local bike shop and ask them for a junked inflatable tire tube off a flat tire that someone brought in. They may not have any lying around, but they may give you a call the next time they replace one. Or just buy a replacement tube - think they run about $5-6.

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jonyman123 made it!(author)2014-04-09

In the UK it is spelt 'tyre' instead of 'tire' in the US

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2012-05-10

The sheet rubber is actually recycled tires, normally found on the bottom of pallets for traction.

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monsterlego made it!(author)2012-05-11

Hehe now i must find the residence of Edward Cullen

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-07-10

How far can you throw this?

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2011-07-27

I have not tried it, the main shaft being metal would probably make it fly pretty well. Not sure if it would survive any impact though!

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Ward_Nox made it!(author)2011-02-26

might want to work some silver dust into the wood grain 1 it will look cool and 2 I will improve it's effect

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SWV1787 made it!(author)2011-01-04

looks nice, it looks a lot like the spear the bad guy carries in the Hell Boy and the Golden Army movie

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Ward_Nox made it!(author)2011-02-26

actually i was thinking kind of a combo of that and a Kunai

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That+Inventor+Dude made it!(author)2011-01-24

that is one awesome spear

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2011-01-05

Thanks, to quote my description

'I draw out the rough shape I fancied (partly inspired from hellboy 2).'

I liked the idea and the shape, but wanted something unique.

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Dr.+Pepper made it!(author)2011-01-04

Yeah but I'm pretty sure I'd want to be on that guy's side. No offence Gmjhowe if your reading this.

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CarStalkerZ made it!(author)2011-02-02

Does this work against hobo's?

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Berkin made it!(author)2011-01-04

Nice work. A video would be awesome.

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2011-01-05

I might do a video later and add it in!

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bertus52x11 made it!(author)2011-01-11

.. of dispatching a Vampire I hope... ;-)

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neo-sky made it!(author)2011-01-22

vampires must die and if you know how to do it then FANG CHECK! * lifts up upper cheek and reveals no fangs*

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laurent123 made it!(author)2011-01-18

very nice i must say greatly reseamples the heart spear that the elvish prince twin carries in helboy 2

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thermoelectric made it!(author)2011-01-08

If I ever become a vampire, I shall live underground for eternity, cause just the thought of someone pointing that scary sharp thing at me (let alone trying to jab my heart with it), is a scary thought.

Nice work, and now I have to sleep in a nice and dark room, fearing the wrath of gmjhowe. *gulp*

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eulaliaaaa%21 made it!(author)2011-01-16

DON"T SAY THE NAAAAME!!! HE WILL COME AND GET ME TOO!!

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KentsOkay made it!(author)2011-01-07

Most excellent sir.

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2011-01-08

Thank you sir!

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Kaiven made it!(author)2011-01-04

Good slideshow, again good work!

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2011-01-05

Thanks!

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Kaiven made it!(author)2011-01-05

Question, is the black symbol on the spear head paint or burned on?

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2011-01-05

I kinda cut the design through with a scalpal to give it an edge, then carefully coloured it in with paint, then when I waxed it it kinda sealed it in and give it a nice coating.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-01-05

There's only one vampire I'd use it on, but it seems like you're looking at him right now. I guess he isn't too hard to find since he's sparkling.

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Kiteman made it!(author)2011-01-05

Yay for pointy poky things!

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