Skyrims iron war axe and iron sword recreated out of wood. To scale... More or less. Only cost about $10 for a piece of knotty pine shelf board, a small can of dark walnut stain, and can of clear coat of varethane.
Step 1: Template
First make the templates. Found online and printed out on multiple sheets to a pretty accurate scale. Then glued together on harder paper and cut out.
Step 2: Cut
Trace the shape out on to a board. And then cut the outline out with a band saw.
Step 3: Plan It Out
Mark the details out so you know where to carve and how deep to make them.
Step 4: Carve and Shape
Time to patiently carve and shape all the details. I used mostly hand files and chisels and a bit of the bandsaw. Afterwards sanded everything down by hand, started with 60 grit and finished with 220.
To make the two small rivet circles on the war axe I used a hole saw with the centre drill bit removed. Cut in half with a bandsaw and then sanded by hand. Attached with glue.
Step 5: Finish
To finish the project I used two coats of dark walnut stain. Three coats of clear varethane wood finish, a quick sand with 320 grit. And one final coat of clear.