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My latest weapon builds, two swords and a... thing.

Post by maldon007 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:23 pm

The first one is for my 3yo, it is thin plywood, foam-core wood-grain molding, cheap leather and super glue. It is supposed to be the sword from "jake and the neverland pirates".

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The other two are basically fantasy weapons as well. A couple of buddies asked for "zombie killin' weapons" so thats what they got. The machete/short sword is for an asian man or unknown origins, so I found some chinese words that say "Zombie blade" supposadly... I'm going to tell him it says "cat cleaver" though, for shits/giggles.

It started life as a schrade machete, but has been heavily modified.
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Reshapped the blade, from hollow ground to convex. Changed the tip drastically to give it that asian flare. The grip was way too fat, ground that down & added sports tape, the guard is festooned with sharpened stainless steel bolts, the pommel is reshaped to a less stupid look, it's painted with "non-glare" paint, and is shaving sharp.

This one... pretty much speaks for it's self-
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Yeah, thats a 5/8" bolt, through a cut-down axe handle, with an 8" edge-sharpened circ saw blade on the end.
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Post by hatchtrikk » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:35 pm

The saw blade thing, fucking righteous dude :clap:
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Post by maldon007 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:42 pm

Thank you, though JoergS would have put a motor on it, so the blade spins at 20,000rpm... Maybe someday :(
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Post by KentsOkay » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:52 pm

That's the first spike knuckle-knife I've found appealing, awesome !
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Post by NamelessStain » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:45 pm

maldon007 wrote:Thank you, though JoergS would have put a motor on it, so the blade spins at 20,000rpm... Maybe someday :(
And it would have shot blades with a box fed magazine, but spinning is the next step.... patience.
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Post by Drunkengunner » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:42 pm

That saw blade is amazing. Wish I had thought of that.
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Post by BullOnParade » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:51 pm

What did you use to stain the axe handle? That looks sharp.

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Post by maldon007 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:06 am

Your standard $4.99 oil/stain from home depot, in ebony. I actually was going for a much darker "black" but that wood, DAMN it is hard, the stuff just didnt want to seep in very deep.

And before you ask, yes the wood was coated with something (urethane I think), but a few hours on the belt sander took care of that... The end grain areas seemed to take well though, anyway like you say, it is an interesting look.
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Post by ninja-elbow » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:24 am

Nice machete hack :P

That wood pirate sword is awesome though. I would've loved something like that when I was 5 years old or something. All we had was doo-doo sticks.
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Post by freenarative » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:22 pm

I had the same idea with the circular saw blade. When I did mine though I placed a second screw through one of the safety holes to stop the blade spinning and loosening the screw in the centre.
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Post by maldon007 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:39 pm

The center bolt in mine is huge, fairly tight in the hole in the wood & the blade rides on a smooth, untreaded shoulder. So it will not loosen the bolt if the blade turns a bit... It's more like an axle with threads at the end.
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Post by cuke » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:58 am

I think your thing is technically an axe, and i think I might make one of my own if you don't mind me copying your design. I might be able to wheel sharpen it to a fine edge, not knife sharp 'cause it will get ugly, but axe sharp and you might be able to use it for chopping without so much mess

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Post by maldon007 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:43 pm

cuke wrote:I think your thing is technically an axe, and i think I might make one of my own if you don't mind me copying your design. I might be able to wheel sharpen it to a fine edge, not knife sharp 'cause it will get ugly, but axe sharp and you might be able to use it for chopping without so much mess

A thicker blade would be needed for something like that, mine will hold up to occasional whacking, but would bend if used long term. I have seen thicker, and toothless blades that might work on some farm equiptment... Some type of plow I think.
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Post by Tribunal Power » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:14 pm

A high school teacher I had made the same thing as your saw-axe. He called it the Discombobulator... I always thought that was a great name.

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Post by maldon007 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:31 am

Tribunal Power wrote: Discombobulator
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Post by Recon101 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:55 am

I really like the Dr. Evil Axe Saw Blade thing. I thought Jeorg's slingshot inventions were intimidating before after he sees this he'll probably be trying to figure out how to launch that saw blade...


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Post by JoergS » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:36 am

My saw blade launcher will be featured very soon by the Discovery Channel... here are some pics:

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It works pretty much like a clay pidgeon shooter, except it has a magnet to hold the saw blade in place, and it is hand held...

It spins in flight, juuuust the way I like it :)
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Post by Recon101 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:47 pm

JoergS wrote:My saw blade launcher will be featured very soon by the Discovery Channel... here are some pics:

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It works pretty much like a clay pidgeon shooter, except it has a magnet to hold the saw blade in place, and it is hand held...

It spins in flight, juuuust the way I like it :)
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Post by Pooter » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:29 pm

I want to see the Youtube video of this thing in use.
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Post by JoergS » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:06 pm

Will show it soon, after the Discovery Channel has aired the piece.

Back to the topic - I want to see a video of the Dr. Evil saw blade axe smashing things up! Any chance?
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Post by maldon007 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:00 am

Already gave it to Dr. Evil :(
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I think he may want to display it, keep it pretty. But I will ask him if he wants to try it on a coconut.
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Post by Sarah999 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:52 am

I found knuckle-knife and saw blade so much appealing and attractive.

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Post by Kochman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:00 am

Would you have any interest in making another wood pirate sword? I would love to purchase something like that for my son if you'd be willing.

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Post by maldon007 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:49 am

I would love to, unlike many of my overbuilt projects, it was not very time intensive... That one was for a 4yo, so I specifically made it light & thin in case she bopped someone in the head, it could not do much damage... I know some people like the old school thicker wood swords (1/4" or 5/16" maybe?)... So I would need details on design, size, how heavy duty, whatever else you think important... $10 plus shipping would probably be fair, unless you want oak or something :lol:
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