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Dagorhir sword materials?

Kay, I'm gonna build a [url=http://www.dagorhir.com/gear/weapon_tutorials.php]Dagorhir[/url] blue-category sword. Thing is, the [url=http://www.dagorhir.com/gear/content/weapon_tutorials/howtomakeabluesword.swf]tutorial[/url] I've been following is kinda vague on the materials I need. What size PVC pipe do I use? Where do I get the foam? I just want a definitive list of supplies for the sword. Thanks, GearsOfAwesome

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Where to get latex foam

This is sort of a follow up of my past question (https://www.instructables.com/answers/Good-foam-to-make-swords-out-of-nerf-sword-style/). I think I know what kind of foam I need: latex foam. Now I need to know where to get it, though. Anyone know? Home depot? Michaels? Amazon? Some specialty store online?

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Good foam to make swords out of, nerf sword style.

I make recreational weapons as a hobby, and as a (sort of) job. I like to sword fight with my friends (especially percy jackson capture the flag style. Yes, I'm that geeky), and my theater company also needs swords for our acting. I had two decent swords already made, with custom, homemade cardboard frames covering and these awesome plastic dowel things up the middle to give it strength (though the dowel has just the right amount of flexibility as to make the swords realistically bendy). It was a great design until the show came around, and I spent each morning before going onstage fixing swords. Now, I will make this very clear: making swords is fun; but rushing to fix them before going onstage misses my idea of a good time by a mile. And don't get me started on fixing them backstage. So understandably, I modified my idea. I have it all planned out, very simple: one of those godsend plastic dowels (I think they're really wire holders or something, but the package wasn't clear) stuck up the middle of a piece of foam carved to look like the blade of a sword. The only thing I need now is to figure out what density, and what type of foam to use, and then where to get it. People need to be able to hit each other with the swords fairly hard and still not get hurt, but the swords need to stay intact too, and they need to keep their shape. It's acting, so I can't just use boffer swords. Long story short, I'm looking to make a nerf-sword-like sword, but I need to know what kind of foam they use to make nerf swords. I'm looking, preferably, for a type of foam that comes in a block, or at least board form, so that it's easier to carve. Any ideas, fellow instructablers?

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What is a good way to strengthen (prevent rips) craft foam?

I spend a lot of time making LARP/Prop weapons and I have a particular sword that has a very weak guard (That's this https://www.instructables.com/id/Ninjato-30-Alt-Z/). I end up fixing it after every rehearsal, because the foam rips (See the pictures and you'll know exactly how that happens). I'm looking for some sort of spray or paint-on substance/concoction that I can use to make this guard stronger. I use foam because it's a bendy substance, so something that will harden and then crack if it is bent is not an option. I want to make the foam tougher, but not stiff or brittle. Anyone have any ideas?

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Making Shulk's Monado

Hey all,         Thank you for checking out my question. My oldest son wants to be Shulk from Super Smash Bros Wii U this year for Halloween and I am trying to figure out how to make the sword for the character. Its called the Monado. Its huge and it has 5 different symbols that each light up a different color in the clear circle part of the sword. I'm thinking of fabricating it from foam like others have done with fabricated weapons on here. I need to figure out what I can use for the clear circle part. The cheapest option. And how to make it light up and be able to change the lights and have the lights coordinate with the symbols. I'm thinking RGBs and an Arduino Uno could do the job. If I had a matrix of them and code to light them up in the pattern of the symbol in the correct color. Im wondering id this is the cheapest and best solution to the problem and if it will work. And if so, I'm not really sure how to make my own matrix and I'm having trouble finding an instructable that dumbs it down enough for me. Then I need help with the code for it, or to be pushed in the right direction with some started code and a working understanding. The sword is supposed to open and a blade extend but I am not planning on making that part work. Thank you for any help or suggestions you may have. I am having trouble with the uploader to add photos.

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Indianapolis 2015!!!

What's up K'nexers? It's Nerfrock', your local K'nexer-turned-temporary-lurker here to let you know that anyone interested is invited to a little party I'm having later this summer! Indianerfolis 2015 is basically the foam dart version of K'nex War 201#, and will include many military simulation and dart tagging games intended to provide lots of active fun! If you don't have any Nerf guns, K'nex guns are also welcome, as long as they don't have the ability to hurt someone. So far, Nerfrocketeer, JonnyBGood, a few NerfHaven members, a few of Nerfrock's friends, and possibly a few extra tagalongs will be there! More information can be found below: ---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM to around 4:00 PM. Location: Southeastway Regional Park, 5624 S Caroll Road. Park Info | Park Location ABOUT THE WAR:  This will be a general combat, capture-the-flag style war with two teams that will take place across a medium-sized field. We will play other games later in the day if everyone wishes. WHO'S INVITED: Anyone older than 14 years old who has a Nerf blaster that complies with the below rules and regulations is welcome to come. WHAT TO BRING: Nerf weapons, ammo, and equipment (complying with rules). Light/Tactical Clothing Lunch Anything you may need in an emergency. This may include special medication, money, a cell phone, and so on. Eye protection, closed-toed shoes, and a ride are mandatory. Friends! RULES: Modified Titans, Big Bad Bows, and other over-powered blasters that have the ability to cause serious injury are not allowed. Homemades and modded guns are welcome, as long as they follow these rules. Modified Nerf Ammo with sharp edges, points, or explosives, besides straight foam and hot glue stefans and slugs with washers, are absolutely not allowed. Blasters that look too realistic are not allowed. No mind-altering substances of any kind. Eye protection, closed-toed shoes, and a ride are mandatory. No homemade swords or shields. Five tags with a dart is out for the current round. Hit in the arms, blaster, or face doesn't count. Nerfrock' is a referee. Nerfrocketeer reserves the right to eject anyone from the war. No bad attitudes, vandalism, or other illegal/ socially unacceptable behavior. You can bring your dog, as long as it's friendly to strangers. No real weapons. You can trade/sell if you wish, but all responsibility for trading falls to you and the person you are trading or selling with. NOTE: This topic is in the K'nex section because this war is open to K'nex guns as well as Nerf guns, and a few K'nexers are going. -NK

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