Introduction: Round Shield

This steel shield is all you need to get the ladies. it takes about 20 minutes to make but its kinda heavy

Step 1: Materials

first get the right stuff i used a metal barrel top. i found it at my grandmothers house
8 screws
a small board
2 or one long nylon strap
a towel
drill and a drill bit

Step 2:

here are the tools u can use

Step 3:

cut out a piece of board big enough for our arm

Step 4:

wrap the towel around the board for coushion

Step 5:

it should look like this

Step 6:

cut the strap at your arm size a fit it tightly

Step 7:

then screw the straps and the board to the barrel top

Comments

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wgriffith (author)2012-12-26

Very inventive. but I'm afraid the comments are correct. it can hurt getting hit on the shield strapped and padded that way. not to mention the bare edge is dangerous. If you are interested in this type of activity check out www.sca.org. we put on armour every weekend and fight.

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The Metal One (author)2012-02-10

all the "metal" shields ever used were wood, covered in leather padding for absorbing shock, then coated in metal to prevent cuts. this shield would get your arm broken the first time a mace tapped it.

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dlau-1 (author)2011-05-31

Metal shields have never been used. There are only wooden shields COATED in metal...do your research.

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Pawnbroker (author)2010-08-05

Ehh? Please dont post pictures of yourself it just makes this more doubtful and worthless than it already is.. metal shields are not used or usable.

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lemonie (author)2009-02-28

It's a woman-magnet? Did you do anything to the sharp ends of the screws (like hitting then with a hammer) or do you have 4 screws sticking out the front of this? L

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jkm (author)lemonie2009-03-01

or use a bolt and capnut,or blind rivets, or screw straps to back of wood first, and then screw the resulting assembly from frontside of shield. Idea is great, execution could do with a bit more TLC. Love the distressed " rusty Viking " look though. But I'm not a babe, so my opinion don't count.

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kingnick526 (author)lemonie2009-02-28

use a drill bit to to start a little hole then u can use another piece of wood to hide the screws pokin out

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