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If you treat your wood with boiled linseed oil, it will repel water very well. It also gives it a nice golden finish. As a bonus, unlike most treatments, it smells nice - like molasses or brown sugar.
Turk's Head Grip Wrap
Making Braided Leather
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Stumps make great "wood anvils". You can also use them to adjust your piece without marking the pattern if you use a wooden or leather mallet.
Forging a Leaf
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The candle method is also a great way to make "burn" marks on plastic models, like aircraft or cars. You just pass it over the flame quickly and it leaves a very convincing trail of soot. Just be careful not to melt the plastic; practice with some scrap plastic first to get a feel for how to move it through the flame without melting it.
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This is better than the movie!
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That's diabolical! It'd be fun to find out which friends can't see the numbers.
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Great project! And that's one cute baby!
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This is too cute. I think crying would be impossible, because you'd be laughing too much from other peoples' reactions.
Awesome project! I think I wouldn't be able to get past step 1: tear Iron Man limb from limb. I'm not The Hulk.
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That's okay, I like your project better.
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This is so cool. Thanks so much for writing this up! When I saw them demonstrated a few years ago, all I could think was "How do I make one?!" Now I know!
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Very cute! Well done.
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It's really hard to see the color in daylight - our forge is pretty dim so we can see it pretty well. But even then, I don't usually trust my eyes for the quench. To make sure it's ready, you can get a magnet and hold the blade near it. If it's not attracted to the magnet, you've reached the right temperature. Just be careful - if any part of you gets between the blade and magnet, you can get a red hot knife stuck to your finger!
Just so you know, quenching and tempering have little to no effect on mild steel. You will still see the color appear from the tempering process, but there isn't enough carbon present for the metal to harden properly. As for the material you've been using, in my experience, anything that cuts is usually at least medium steel - so you're good there. Lawn mower blades are highly prized junk steel! If you want to go all out (affordably) get some leaf spring from a junkyard. Most of the swords I've made started as leaf or coil spring. It's good stuff. Thanks for the instructable!
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