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Old 05-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #61
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Remember this ?

Often council tip finds end up as useful items.

This one on the other hand, though "impressive" is only cosmetic in potential.



When I put it in my car, without it hitting the ground, I did not realize it had slots in for swords.
I thought it would be a cool thing to hang up above the wood burner I have fitted in the garage.

Of course that is where one starts..... then you lose control.

So I removed the black backing and made a new one, using a 1.2 X 1,4 meter sheet of hardboard I had stashed for some time.



Decided to change the backing colours while I was at it.



Then this morning I made a "Stencil" to be able to paint the accents to the stretchy bits..... cut a groove into some knotty pine ceiling plank.



The rest of the plank was used to make tow "blades" for the swords.
Initially I had planned to just do a very simple pair, but as I progressed the complexity increased, typical.
Fortunately the bandsaw is perfect for this sort of work.



Now every now and then I get a silly grin on my face, for various reasons... today it was the electric planer I bought from ALDI years ago, rarely used, but to get the two blades shaped into a typical double sided cutting edge associated with large swords, Claymores etc, I got to use the planer to get the edges.



Next up, back into the woodshed to turn a couple of handles, and make a handle with a pommel as well as a cross guard.

[img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/90/Sword_parts.svg/550px-Sword_parts.svg.png" alt=" "]





Then to split them I made up a quick guide using a couple of clamps and a bit of pallet plank.



Putting the bits together started to make me grin......



Next up to retrieve the silver paint I bought years ago for 50p on a B&Q sale. The gold was also bought at the same sale.
The blades got two coats of silver.



Handle, Pommel and Cross-guard got a couple of coats of Danish Oil and then I used an old cosmetic jewelry to decorate it.
The leather strips came from Nicola's UGG Boots.



I also added some decoration to the tops of the blades.





Finally done.
I had a good laugh as I was pretty pleased with the outcome overall.




So next job is to hang it and hope the heat from the chimney does not set it alight.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:54 AM   #62
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Swords just on their own.
Trust you like them.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #63
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Got a text from Maverick last weekend...... "There are two speedfines for the Whale, one in Fishoek and one in Natal"
Ooooppppsss. I was not in Fishoek, but certainly was all over Natal.
R200.00 fine translates to about 15.00 and no points :biggrin:


In a fitting finale to this thread, I got a small resolution copy of a scanned photo taken of my mum and dad a loooong time ago in Melmoth on the lawn behind the house they lived in.
I do not have any photos like this, so am really pleased to be able to add it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #64
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Here are a few YouTube clips from the trip I forgot to load.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeS6rI5JnRI


Want to start a 1050cc Airhead with your hand...??

This is how to do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5buo3IwQg0w


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyXE1ysVi7Q


Hermanus.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6ha8InxXs

Top of the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIXQ2XTjH34


Uitsig farm Baviaans kloof
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpnSPf2Kcyg
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #65
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Thanks for sharing . Gooi nog
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:16 AM   #66
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Thanks for sharing . Gooi nog

Been out on the trial bike today, managed to fall myself kinda silly down hill once.

Hurting but ginning madly as always.

I think for this report it is pretty much complete, but planning a next ride, including a trip to the Cotswolds with Goose and our wives.
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