Master sword finished
This afternoon after church, we finished the master sword! Well cutting and assembling, we still need to stain some parts and paint on some details.
I decided that while the jig idea I found would probably have worked, I would just cut the parts on the scroll saw this time to get it done this weekend. I still have the templates if I want to make any more and build the jigs. Pictures of the final steps and assembly below.
pieces cut out and “sharp edge” routed
The sled setup I used to dado out the recess that wraps the blade
Gluing on the the crossguards
Cutting triangles for the Tri-Force. I cheat too often and use the computer to draw angles, so I thought I should resort to some 8th grade math.
This was how the sword compared to the cardboard mock-up. We decided to make it longer after we’d cut out the mock-up.
Master sword finished
Crossguard template cut
Blade and handle template cut
Templates screwed to production boards
Quickly trimmed on scrollsaw and ready for first trim bit attempt
Yesterday we got started building my son’s Master Sword from Legend of Zelda. We started with paper templates to cut some wooden templates from. The idea was to then screw the templates to the final boards and reproduce them with a router trim bit.
Holding them by hand on my router table caused a ton of chipping, tear-outs, and throwing the wood around. I’m gonna have to try a jig similar to this or just scrollsaw all the pieces.
Golden Eye LEGO mech
Yesterday, my oldest and I were building some LEGO mechs in the living room, and this is what I ended up with. It’s construction is very similar to my last one.
LEGO Mech stripped
This is just a little Rocket I doodled in a training meeting about HR stuffs. I’m excited for this next installment to be out in May, though Chris Pratt’s facial hair seems weird (pointy sideburns?).
Almost 2 1/2 years ago I built my oldest son a Dwarven Axe to his specifications and now my youngest has decided what he would like me to make him. He’s been playing lots of Zelda lately, though we don’t have a Switch, and wanted me to build him a wooden Master Sword. The design above is what I planned out and finally settled on based on pictures and a cardboard mock-up we made to test the scale and measurements. We bought the board for it last weekend and should be cutting on Saturday. Hopefully I remember to take pictures throughout the process. I still haven’t gotten my oldest to decide what he wants to do with his axe. Teenagers…
sword cardboard mock-up
LEGO Series 17
I had to wait around a bit at Walmart last night to get a tire fixed and I found they were selling the new LEGO minifigure series. So after some nimble package squeezing, I brought home the vet with bunny, the rocket boy, the punk dwarf, two retro space guys, four corn men, and the mystery pirate character!
I may need to get more corn men though, Iowa pride and all.
This is yet another WIP doodle towards that comic I’m putting together reconstructing a classic Star Wars tale.
Second LEGO Mini Mech
Last weekend my oldest and I ended a day of errands at the local second hand LEGO store. I picked up another little tub of parts suitable for LEGO mechs, so I started farting around after i got done sorting my loot and made this guy. It’s considerably larger than my last one.
mini mech size compare
front and back
Categories: LEGO, pictures
Tags: LEGO, mech, mini
I’m working on a four-part comic strip as a training aid that will retell a classic Star Wars story in a new way. This was my idea for the character styling for the protagonist. His name is Mitchell.
Just a quick doodle on my Surface Pro 3 in Krita
elliot the dragon
Tonight my youngest and I watched the new Pete’s Dragon on Netflix. I thought it was a really good reimagining of the story, and I decided to doodle up the big guy.
Done on my Surface Pro 3 in Krita.