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the_burrito_master

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SN1P3RL0RD2 years ago
Can you make a model Full Throttle roller coaster? It's a new coaster being built at Magic Mountain.
SN1P3RL0RD2 years ago
You should be a roller coaster engineer.
Kaiven4 years ago
Hey, I've been staring at your Katana 'ible for a while, saw the new pics just now, looking great! I plan on making a katana (by stock removal, not forging) and I'd be glad to see anything else you are going to add :D
the_burrito_master (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
whoa you changed your avatar! Dude you cant do that, you had the old one for so long you were like almost legendary.
But I grew out of being a child haha... this is the sig I use on my weapons forum.
the_burrito_master (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
noooooo Cosscankill will never have the same first impression!
Ha, so you think I should change it back?
the_burrito_master (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
Sounds good to me man.
the_burrito_master (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
Sounds great man! I just got some new pics of my newest katana. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs191.ash2/45448_151931508165713_100000465955812_440709_1091436_n.jpg ......................... http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs411.snc4/47459_151931504832380_100000465955812_440708_3160813_n.jpg ...................................... http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs431.snc4/47459_151931501499047_100000465955812_440707_2264237_n.jpg If you need any help at all just shout out.
Cool, I made a new vid for my latest blade weapon. It's really similar to a Japanese Tanto, and now I really want to make a katana :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtlObIkojU
Kaiven Kaiven4 years ago
Understatement... REALLY cool! The one thing I was going to ask was how did you make the pommel?
the_burrito_master (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
my pommel was made from a radiator leg then I sawed some excess metal off and then filed it smooth. added some ridges to it so the laces would stay centered over it. drilled 2 holes in the bottom 1/4 an inch deep to align with 2 nails sticking out of the bottom of the handle. ( holds it very steady) then when I was ready to lace it on I hot glued it on for stability while lacing.
here's a pic of what I mean.
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Very nice! I saw some pommels while researching, looked like there was a slot for the lacing to go through... I think I'll just stick with your method, it's much more do-able. Thanks again!
the_burrito_master (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
I tried to do that but it took so long to just drill through once... and I don't have a juelers saw. so for me it was pretty much impossible lots of katanas go over the pommel as well as through the pommel. the art of tsuka wrapping shows how to wrap the pommel on in several different ways.