We will be making a PVC sword!
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
- PVC pipe (I used about 50")
- A 4-way PVC pipe connector
- Duct tape
- 2 Pool noodles or 2-48" pipe insulation tubes
- A hack saw
- An X-acto Knife
Step 2: Measuring the Blade
First off your going to need a length of PVC for the blade. The measurements are very flexible so do with it what you will. Cut wherever you chose and then move on. Mine was about 32" long
Step 3: Cut on the Measured Mark
Use the hack saw to cut the pipe on the marks
Step 4: Measure the Sword Hilt and Handle
You are going to need three measurements: two for the sides of the hilt and one for the handle. I made my hilt 5" on each side and my handle 8".
Step 5: Cut the Other Parts
use the hack saw to cut the on the marks the same way that you did it two steps ago
Step 6: All the Cut Sections
Depending on lengths, the parts should look somewhat like this.
Step 7: Forge the Sword
Assemble the PVC pipe pieces into the quad joint with the two longer ends opposite each other to make it look like the picture.
Step 8: Pad the Sword So It Doesn't Hurt
Cut the pool noodle open so you can form it around the blade.
Step 9: Attach the Hilt and the Handle Stopper
Cut the noodle in half lengthwise and attach the sides around the hilt and fasten it with a few strips of duct tape.
Slide a small ring around the base of the handle so when you're swinging it around, like the king you are, it won't fly out of your hands.
Step 10: Tape an X
Take an x across the hilt looping the tape around to make sure the noodle doesn't come loose.
Step 11: Secure the Noodle to the Blade
Make sure the noodle is secured tight around the blade portion of your sword