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bodger

Sword ?

My eldest lad has been home over the weekend but we saw very little of him. He's making Rob and Jen a sword so that their wedding cake can be cut with it. He arrived on Friday night with a length of spring steel and then disappeared into the barn until Sunday afternoon. This is what he's produced so far.









The real bonus, is that we'll get to see him next weekend when he'll be back to carry on working on it. I must say, that at the moment it looks more like a hacking instrument rather than one for delicate and precise cutting.
Digindeep

Its eeer big......


Is the oven big enough to bake the cake?


     
escape

Very nice job,
Will be great when its finished  
Rena

Digindeep wrote:
Its eeer big......


Is the oven big enough to bake the cake?


     




Nice job! Looking foward to the next view!
sod

Looks good great thought on his part
Gareth

If you can take a look at the sword using a picture magnifier. It has taken well over 2000 hammer blows to turn that lump of spring steel into that sword blank............ it is a magnificent piece of workmanship.
12Bore

That's quite a piece of work, looking very good!
johnbaz

Excellent work your lad has done there Bodger!, It looks like a straight Samurai sword!!

Shall we see it when it's finished??



Cheers, John  
kaz

You WILL see it when it is finished - he only has 2 weekends left to work on it but seems to have it planned as to what it will look like
johnbaz

kaz wrote:
You WILL see it when it is finished - he only has 2 weekends left to work on it but seems to have it planned as to what it will look like


Sounds suspiciously like a plan!!!  


Cheers, John  
Under Duress

The same sword a bit closer to completion.
www.i.imgur.com/LFT46oR.jpg?1

I just need to spend some time with it on the buffing wheel, then wrap the hilt.
Gareth

here you go, a working link to the photo:www.i.imgur.com/LFT46oR.jpg?1


funnily enough I was going to ask about the sword's progress this evening
Under Duress

Not much work left beyond tidying it up a bit. I might add a bit of sheet lead to the hilt to get the balance right.

Afterwards, I need to work out what to do with the other 4 lengths of spring steel I have, as the only length I could buy was 5m.
sod

well done
Rena

Amazing workmanship!! Very nice indeed!
Gareth

Under Duress wrote:
I need to work out what to do with the other 4 lengths of spring steel I have, as the only length I could buy was 5m.


What is the width X thickness X length, and what grade are they................ I may be interested.
kaz

It looks brilliant
Tom wants to put lead on the hilt to 'balance' it but I think that the red para cord would do the job  (Rob has got to lift it to cut the cake )
Border

Must be some cake to be using a cutting Tool like that.

Sword looks like hours of Work has gone into it, well done UD.
Border

Must be some cake to be using a cutting Tool like that.

Sword looks like hours of Work has gone into it, well done UD.
Border

    Looks like I have now got the DD bug      

That will make Rena laugh.  
bodger

Robs future MIL's cakes are notorious. A battle axe would have been a safer bet. Right now, he's in the old barn working away with a buffer. Its an absolutely lethal looking weapon.
sod

bodger wrote:
Robs future MIL's cakes are notorious. A battle axe would have been a safer bet. Right now, he's in the old barn working away with a buffer. Its an absolutely lethal looking weapon.


Is that a battle axe better for cake or MIL a safer bet    
Rena

I was thinkin the same......that's quite a 'serving cut' for a weddin cake....unless the cake is just so BIG nothing else will do!  Should be a FUN experince, and I for one, am very much looking for photo prof of how it went down!  


Border wrote:
That will make Rena laugh.  


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kaz

The finished article!



It weighs 4lbs 8oz (Tom says it's at least a pound heavier than it should be).

Tomorrow is the watermelon test
bodger

That should do the job.
horace

 
Rena

Never seen a 'cake cutter' like it! Great workmanship!
sod

That is fantastic great looking
Digindeep

Rena wrote:



Border wrote:
That will make Rena laugh.  


....


Why?  

Great workmanship...well done that man  
kaz

Here it is in action





More photos of the wedding in Chat
sod

And they sure looked like they could handle it  
Rena

Wow! I'm IMPRESSED! The cake made it through the cutting acton! (A beautiful cake too!) *headed over to chat to see more!*
12Bore

Brilliant!

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