I finally glued the rest of the segments together to finish up the tunnel. It’s about 2 feet long now, so the cats can fully hide inside of it. It’s actually a pretty solid form once the glue is all set.
Our little cat absolutely loves playing under a piece of cardboard we fold up as a tent for him. But it always falls down, so I thought I’d make him a permanent one he could jump on.
I cut two or three wardrobe boxes into 1 1/2 inch strips on my bandsaw and then into 15 1/4 inch lengths with a 30 degree bevel on each side. I forgot to buy more glue so the above picture was as far as I got with what I had. It will be about 2 feet long when it’s complete.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
I got a custom request through etsy to make an icosahedron and stain the numbers on it for a young couple. That whole process was quite a bit of work, but I think it came out nicely. Haven’t heard back from them yet, but I really hope they like it.