Instructables: exploring - - viking - popular Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:58:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Design and Build Your Own Hnefatafl Game Board
Design and Build Your Own Hnefatafl Game Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> haikuordie I'd like to start this Instuctable by explaining my motivation for making this game board. A few months ago I saw an I'ble about how to make a very interesting chess board. Since I have a brother who is WAY into chess and other strategy games, I thought I'd try to tackle the task of making a nice ...
By: haikuordie

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:00:44 PDT
Wheelchair + Toothless = Epic Costume!
Wheelchair + Toothless = Epic Costume! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryanthedude So every year since our oldest boy, Keaton, was 3 years old we have made some pretty rad costumes for his wheelchair. This year we stepped it up again, launched a kickstarter, check it out here- We ended up being on the news check that out here- ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:08:44 PST
Weapons - Axe
Weapons - Axe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Charkhol Studios "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."However, here we have both technological progress AND an axe!A simple, light weight prop axe, to wield safely at parties or for any cosplay event!I'll lead you through, step-by-step in the quick and easy way to create a ...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 07:25:25 PST
Viking hood
Viking hood - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eldalote Hello friends!Well, winter is coming, so I'm going to present you, how I made this sweet warm and comfortable Viking hood! What you will need? woolen fabric some fabric for lining - linen or cotton thread and needle scissors, ruler, pencil.. pins Sketching, measuring and cutting...
By: Eldalote

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:09 PDT
Wooden Mjölnirölnir/
Wooden Mjölnir - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eldalote Mjölnir or Thor's hammer is an artefact from Viking era. It was made by two dwarfs Brokk and Sindri as a gift for the gods. It was unbreakable, always hit its target and then it returned to its owner's hand and it could scale down so it could be worn on the neck. It was so heavy that only Thor could...
By: Eldalote

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:13:51 PDT
Ulltuna Helmet (Viking Helm)
Ulltuna Helmet (Viking Helm) - More DIY How To Projects]]> PaleoPunk This hardened leather helmet is great for reenacting, renaissance fairs, or accidentally scaring the neighbors. This style of helmet is nice because it doesn't require large pieces of leather or pieces of uniform thickness, so it can be made from scraps and leftovers. The mask that covers the lower ...
By: PaleoPunk

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:29:27 PDT
Viking Era, (800-1050) Padlock
Viking Era, (800-1050) Padlock - More DIY How To Projects]]> r570sv While cruising Pinterest looking at Viking related posts I came across some drawings for very old locks/padlocks. I found a couple of designs that looked very straight forward that couple be built with materials and tools I have in my garage. So I figured I would have a go at putting one together....
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:11:59 PDT
Viking Axe Boomerang
Viking Axe Boomerang - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Thematic boomerangs are nothing new. Nearly every possible object has ever been transformed into a boom, like beer bottles, airplanes, knives, chihuahuas (with three wawas you can make a triblade), birds, cats etc. I did my part too, long ago, experimenting with Moon Moths, whale tales and chicken w...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 02:19:20 PDT
Space Viking Costume
Space Viking Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> bakunin I was inspired by the Metalocalypse episode "Dethstars" to create my own Space Viking costume. Dressing up as a Viking is open to lots of interpretation, plus the costume is made up of components. I figure this will mean I can reuse, replace, or upgrade different parts of the costume and get more...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:23:44 PDT
Cheap Viking Knife!
Cheap Viking Knife! - More DIY How To Projects]]> bcelik1 You know what's cool? Modifying kitchen knifes into a broken back seax or a knifr (viking knives). "How?" I hear you ask. Well; let's start, shall we? Seax is a traditional Saxon knife that was also used by vikings in the form of broken back seax. Disclaimer: You may ruin good knives. This is...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:59:08 PST
Raven beak - wooden guitar pick Eldalote Hi! I came to this idea since someone mentioned a wooden guitar pick in comments. But my local music shop doesn't sell them, so I decided to make one! Although the playing isn't so comfortable for me it looks just awesome as pendant! :) Things you will need: - piece of wood ( I got mine from an ...
By: Eldalote

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:07:18 PST
'Viking' beer mug (no power tools - the bushcraft way)
'Viking' beer mug (no power tools - the bushcraft way) - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart This is it, my 40th Instructable, YIEHAAA!!! For this anniversary-I'ble I wanted to make something special. I like beer, I like wood, I like the outdoors, so I decided to give myself a favour: I decided to make a good old 'viking style' beer mug. The bushcraft way. Aim was to use not one single po...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:59:39 PST
Steel Wings for Thor or Valkyrie Helmet
Steel Wings for Thor or Valkyrie Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> sircorvus In this tutorial, we expand on what we built in the Basic Helmet Frame and Basic Spanghelm (Viking Helmet), and add decorative wings in the style of Thor or a Valkyrie.  They are made of stainless steel and built to be tough, but I don't think I would wear them in combat simply because catching a bl...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:54:15 PDT
Basic Spangenhelm (Viking Helmet)
Basic Spangenhelm (Viking Helmet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> sircorvus The helmet made for this tutorial won TechShop Austin's Best of Metal 2013 competition! In this tutorial we will make an authentic Viking helmet (Spangenhelm) using the Basic Helmet Frame as the base.  After finishing the steps in that tutorial, return here and we will finish the helmet in the styl...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:40:30 PDT
How to make a Viking Sun Compass!
How to make a Viking Sun Compass! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mainmarco Even though vikings were great at navigating the sea, even they got lost trying to find North while at sea. When they did, they made a compass using just a block of wood, a nail, a pencil, and the sun! You too can channel your inner viking, by making a Sun Compass! The compass will only last for a f...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:53:08 PDT
Make a Viking Sun Compass
Make a Viking Sun Compass - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman Imagine the situation - you're due to go on a raid tomorrow, but Bjorn Hammersson won your lodestone in a game of hnefetafl last night. No magnetic lodestone, nothing to indicate North when you're out of sight of land. How are you going to find your way at sea? Fortunately, with a nail, a lump of w...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:31:34 PDT
Viking Catapult
Viking Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> WoodsRunner In this step by step tutorial I will be showing you how to make your very own Homemade Viking Catapult! The Materials You will need 5 sticks that are are 4-6 feet long with a diameter of 1-2 inches. I am using 4 foot long sticks. The 2 shorter sticks you need will be 2-3 feet long also with a dia...
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:45:43 PDT
Make a real Viking Stool
Make a real Viking Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> morfmir This is a real viking stool. We have many archaeological findings of this kind of stool. Lots of sizes and shapes, even some with a hole in the seat probably used as a toilet seat.The common characteristics of the stools is the D shape and the 3 legs. Two in the corners of the straight side and the ...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:28:00 PDT
How to make a wooden spoon, the viking way
How to make a wooden spoon, the viking way - More DIY How To Projects]]> morfmir I will show you how to make a wooden spoon out of green applewood. Using only my handmade viking tools. All my tools This is an overview of all my tools. the tools I use. This is the tools you need to make a spoon. My tools are hand forged reconstructions of viking tools.You need:Axe: any sma...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2008 04:19:19 PDT
Carved Viking Chess piece
Carved Viking Chess piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> morfmir Here I will show you how to make a simple small carved figure. My inspiration is the chess pieces found at Lewis island. Tools needed You only need a saw and a knife to make this pieces. A small whittling knife or a chip knife is the best suited for the carving. But any small sharp knife will do...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:22:13 PDT
Dragon Viking Shield
Dragon Viking Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> 69valentine My son wanted to be a Viking for Halloween. So, with a few sheets of cardboard, a bowl and some duct tape I built him a Viking shield even Gobber would be proud of. Remember, “Your most important piece of equipment is your shield. If you must make a choice between a sword or a shield, take the ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 15:56:17 PST
Iron age shoes (previous 'viking shoes')
Iron age shoes (previous 'viking shoes') - More DIY How To Projects]]> skymring Edited to add: Due to alle the comments regarding the title of this instruction, I've changed the name to 'iron age shoes' which might be more historycally correct. I learned to make these by using my own foot as a template. Therefore, all the measures given here are highly approximate. If your foo...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:17:14 PDT
How To Grow Your Own Epic Dwarf Beard In One Evening!
How To Grow Your Own Epic Dwarf Beard In One Evening! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lux Mirabilis Supplies: 1 crochet hook, 2.75 mm at least 375 yards of 5mm medium weight acrylic yarn in colors approximating hair, preferably in multiple similar colors 1 sheet of plastic canvas, at least 10.5"x 13.5", grade 7 mesh Sharpie Scissors ~18 inches of slender elastic (a cut-open elastic hair wrap...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:57:11 PST
How to carve a sword
How to carve a sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> morfmir How to carve a woodensword from a pole of greenwood. Using only simple tools. The tools This is the only tools you need. The pole I cut this tree to make spoons from the thick part of the log. I have already showed how to make a spoon here Viking spoonBut the thin part of the tree don't have...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2008 06:46:52 PDT
How to make your own Viking Age Paint
How to make your own Viking Age Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rune Cutter Mineral paints are relatively easy to make, they do requires some specialized equipment and some of them can be EXPLOSIVE or TOXIC, I won't be teaching you how to make any of those, we'll start with something simple like rocks. In this Instructable I'm going to take you step by step through how to m...
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Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:16:11 PDT
How to Build a Spangen Helm.
How to Build a Spangen Helm. - More DIY How To Projects]]> armourkris In the past People have asked me to put up an Instructable on how to build a helmet. So, for all you people, Here goes. As the title says, this Instructable will deal with building a Spangen Helm. Since I wanted something a little more unique I went with a 5 panel instead of the standard 4, and use...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 22:12:07 PDT
Making a Viking / Barbarian War Hammer
Making a Viking / Barbarian War Hammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bevmo63  This instructable will show you how to make a leather Wrapped Viking / Barbarian  war hammer. The one I have the most pictures of is the prototype. I make these 3 at a time and all are unique  so if the colors of the leather or the handles don't match from picture to picture the techniques are stil...
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Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:43:26 PST
Sword-hilted Broken-back Seax
Sword-hilted Broken-back Seax - More DIY How To Projects]]> ben potter Wherein Ben explains some of the processes he uses. This instructable is from a tutorial on my website: For more information about me and my work and links to my blog please visit my website:
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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:57:49 PST