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 Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15

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Re: Wooden "Blades"
« Reply #15 on: Mar 16, 2015, 10:41 PM »
New blade, this one is going to be a back-up dagger. I have the pic below planned for the cut, and going to shape it later. These are all going to match, and I'm thinking of making them all faux bone, with leather handle wraps. What do you think?


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Re: Wooden "Blades"
« Reply #16 on: Mar 21, 2015, 03:41 PM »
Update on the last point that I was at with the last blade. It's going to be placed small of the back for kind of a back up blade. I gave the aluminum tape a try again, and I'm pretty happy with this one. Like I've said before, this is going to be leather wrapped so it will hide the excess tape, and I think I'm just going to stain the end of the wood a different colour. Still have to black wash the blade at some point.

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EDIT: So I got annoyed at the looks and feel of it, and I sanded the living snot out of it (thank you Dremel!!!) to knock the size down by a lot. Going to be putting the tape on it shortly.

PICS!!:






EDIT: More progress:



Yes, that is both sides of it.

EDIT EDIT EDIT again.....

Here's where I stopped last night:




I need to do some leatherwork to hide where the pommel is and get rid of the ugly abrupt stop to the blade.

Let's just keep editing this one. Here's an in progress on the pommel area of the dagger (23 Mar 15):




Needs more tightening. Lots of very tedious tightening...

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Re: Wooden "Blades"
« Reply #17 on: Mar 24, 2015, 12:27 AM »
Leather work on the dagger is almost complete. Have some pics!






Now to do another slightly smaller knot on the other end of the handle to finish this one.

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 23 Mar 15
« Reply #18 on: Apr 10, 2015, 10:23 PM »
So the above dagger is not finished. It went through what it was, and then had tons of layers of foil tape put on, and subsequently removed... So, now, here is where I'm at with this, as told by the pics:






The last couple pics are a few coats behind in this story. Still needs more work, and the handle is going to get leather again.

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #19 on: Apr 14, 2015, 01:59 PM »
Wood being what it is, if you're having trouble keeping it looking like metal, you could go instead for more of a bone or horn blade. It might be easier to white it out than to chrome it. And then you can also work with the grain of the wood more too.


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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2015, 11:52 AM »
You've done nice work there, ner vod.

If you ever go the aluminum tape route again with a build, I know a trick I learned by watching the airframe mechanics at work.  Aluminum tape is used all the time on aircraft to cover minor nicks and dings in the airframe in order to restore a smooth aerodynamic surface.  After the tape is on, they use the edge of an id card or credit card to smooth out the wrinkles in the tape.  Works like a charm.

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2015, 12:13 AM »
Thanks Aren. I didn't share any pictures of when I attempted to use multiple layers of aluminum tape that frustrated the living snot out of me. Boiled down to that if your base cuts aren't perfect with the tape, you're going to have nasty bumps no matter what you do, even with smoothing it out with another blade, credit card, what have you. Found that the paint was the best and least stressful solution. I need a clear coat and a black wash... Damn this money thing!

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2015, 07:07 AM »
ROFL Yeah, I know all about the money thing.  I'm doing my kit using metal from the scrap bin at work, with permission, of course.  Otherwise I could never afford to do this.  My soft parts are going to kick my shebs.

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2015, 11:32 AM »
If you are going for the smooth metal look on wood, theRe ate a few options I know of and I am sure there are a ton more.  The easiest is a wax, thr most common way I know of it sold is for finishing pinewood derby cars to make the smooth.  They see the wax at hobby lobby I know.  The other option which is a little more involved, but still pretty easy is a finishing epoxy, they also sell it at hobby lobby and  other hobby/remote control shops (like remote control planes, boats, etc.)  it is sandable and some of them are self leveling so it gives you a smooth finish.  There are different working times on them that go from 2 min to 2 hour and the viscosity varies greatly.  They use the epoxy for finishing everything from model plane wings to boats and cars.  I would imagine a resin would work as well although I have never used resin on wood.  Just some suggestions to help with a seamless metal look. 

Once you get a smooth finish how metal it looks is all up to the paint application.  Test run some of the hammered finishes or just try one of the metallics with various washes.

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #24 on: Aug 06, 2015, 10:01 PM »
Necropost! Anywho... I actually have some progress on the one blade that I had painted. Had it sitting wrapped in a bag wrapped with painters tape for about a week or so, waiting for me to decide what I wanted to do with the handle. Decided to use my new favourite technique that I've been using: BONE! From the bag wrap, there's an impression made on the blade now, but I'm going to leave it as is. I did a brown wash on the blade just to dirty it up a tiny bit.

Here's the pics:






Next step: Clear coat, and leather wraps.

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Re: Wooden "Blades" Pic Heavy. Dagger progress 10 Apr 15
« Reply #25 on: Aug 06, 2015, 10:31 PM »
I had a pretty good experience using "rub n buff" from hobby lobby. As long as you get it into the pours of the wood well enough it looks pretty darn good .

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