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Leftover Pictures from Last Year

trailer trash

I found a bunch of pictures that I had never posted last year I thought I would put on the blog.  The first was a small garbage can (not my original idea) that I made for my dad’s camper.  I teased it here.

routing mastersword

mastersword carnage

Next were two process pictures I took while making the wooden Zelda masterswords.  One was routing the blade edges and the other was the carnage that resulted from their production.

Christmas tree bracing

The final picture is of the repair job I had to do for our Christmas tree.  My initial build was sturdy enough for me to gently move it about, but did not survive so well from our movers last summer.  I took the whole thing apart and added a brace to the entire length of every level, plus a handle to pick the thing up with.

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Saxophone Print Frame

Saxophone Print Frame

A few months back, we visited New Orleans while on vacation, and my youngest son bought a print from an artist named Tesfaye Negusse.  He decided on the size, design, and color for the frame I built for it.

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Wooden Scion xB Toy Car

Scion xB Wooden Car

About the same time I was making my last toy car, I thought to make one for some friends of ours that would be having a little boy shortly before Christmas.  Since it was a gift, I didn’t want to post it until they had received it.  I didn’t have any particularly sentimental piece of wood to make it out of, but I did pattern it after her car, a Scion xB.

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Wooden Skeletor Art

Skeletor Wooden Sugar Skull

My son found this fancy looking Skeletor image on the internet and wanted to make something similar out of wood for his girlfriend.  We simplified and laid out the shapes on thr computer and then started cutting and painting.  He did most of the work, except for some tricky scrollsaw bits, and was very happy with how it turned out.

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Master Sword Painted – Day 3

Master Sword Painted

We finally finished up the master sword with stain, paint, and a clear coat.

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Zelda Master Sword – Day 2

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.

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Weekend Projects

wooden sword

wooden sword

Happy Easter!  I had lots of project this weekend; valve cover gasket replacement, two church services for Easter to run, and an air conditioner that’s misbehaving.  Somewhere along the way I ran into this little hunk of 2×4 that was either going to be thrown out or turned into a sword. I choose the more violent option; my boys always need more things to hit each other with.

clamp army attack

clamp army attack

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