You remember last Wednesday for Wordless Wednesday, I showed you my beautiful Ogre Slaying Knife/Pirate sword that I made all by myself. Well, I had an amazing instructor, Holly Conrad, and these are her instructions on how to make an Ogre Slaying Knife and I wanted to share those instructions with you.
You will need:
Paper and Markers (to make your pattern)
A Band Saw
A few pieces of 1/4th inch MDF
A Rotary Tool with different bits (could replace the band saw altogether)
Two Part Epoxy
Black Paint, Silver Paint, Rub-n-Buff Gold Paint
Draw your sword on a piece of paper
Cut it out and create two paper patterns – the whole sword and then hilt, handle and blad
Draw them on your board (the whole sword, then make two handles)
Now Cut your wood on the band saw (it’s awesome using the band saw)
You should have 3 total pieces
Use the Epoxy to glue all of the pieces together and then get ready to detail
Use the Rotary tool to make the knife look sharp, making indentions and shaving the wood to a point. Holly says, “Take your rotary tool, and using a small sanding disk, clean bevel the edge of your blade to make it look pointy (bevel the hilt as well, add scrollwork, go crazy) I recommend taking a cutting wheel attachment and adding a few ding marks on the blade to show your friends you’ve killed a lot of ogres.”
Clean it off
Prime your sword with the gray primer
Paint it black, then cover with rub-n-buff
Then paint the hilt any color you’d like
My partner (pictured above) in crime is Eric from Tools in Action.
This DIY idea is brought to you by Craftsman, my instructor Holly Conrad, and strong women everywhere. Craftsman paid for all my expenses to Chicago to learn and overcome my fear of using tools.