Next steps in mocking up play weaponry for our class: Let’s make a sword out of scrap wood!
I’m pretty sure this was meant to become a fence… I like our plans better.
Have I mentioned I will NEVER tire of watching the laser cut my designs out for me?
Phenomenal. Cosmic. Power. #PewPew
I made a second, slightly larger, cross brace… is that the word? and ended up using the first one as a pommel. I wrapped foam around the handle (BLUE! is one of his favorites) and wrapped with leather cord.
And I got to be super mom. Score!
I modified the hexagons to fit around the blade and cut several to stack and glue for a scabbard. So far it’s lashed to an old belt while we figure out how and where it’ll hang best, but I think I want to add loops onto 2 or 3 of the hexagons so that there will be easier access points… I need to include drawings or something…
He seems super happy with the results so far. <3
I especially like how “Griff” stays visible when the sword is in its holder. I might encourage the kids to plan for that effect.