This instructable will teach you haw to make a Greek or Roman Shield. This should be pretty Straight forward, but if you have any questions please leave a comment. Enjoy!
Step 1: Step 1: Tools and Materials
Here's a list of the materials and tools you will need:
-8 wooden planks (we will talk about size later) roughly 3 inches wide
-16-20 screws roughly 2 inches long
-1 sturdy leather belt
- (OPTIONAL) Washers that fit your screws
-Jigsaw or other saw that can cut curves
Step 2: Step 2: Cutting the Boards
For this step, you need to line your boards up side by side (leave one out for the back support)
Next, cut a segment of string as long as the radius of your shield (distance from middle to outside) my shield's radius is 11.5 inches.
Next, place one end of the string down in the center and keep it there with your finger. tie the marker to the end and then draw a circle around the planks. This is the template you will use to cut the boards.
Now, take each board and cut both sides one by one. Once this is done, take the board for the back (this one should be 5-6 inches wide) and cut it so it fits on the back of the boards.
Step 3: Step 3: Assembling Boards
For this step you will need your screws and your screwdriver/drill.
Basically all you are doing is placing two screws parallel to each other about every 3 inches.
SoJust screw the back board into the circle boards.
Step 4: Step 4: Assembling Straps
This is a pretty easy step. First, lay your arm onto the back board and mark off two places with a pencil: one at the thickest part of your forearm and on where you can grasp he strap, so right at the palm. Next, lay the belt over your hand and mark off enough to go around your hand with about 2 inches excess so the strap is adjustable. Do the same with your forearm. Now, Screw in the straps (insert the screws in the holes in the belt) to a good fit. After a while of usage, the holes in the belt may wear down into bigger holes and the screws might slip out. if this happens, use a washer to add extra area to the screw head.
Step 5: DONE!
Alright thats it! I hope you enjoyed building my Greek or Roman shield! If you have any questions, please comment below!