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Project by HigbyBuilds posted 04-02-2021 09:23 PM 579 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine 3d printed a skull for me, which I assembled, painted and hung on a wooden shield. Making that gave me the itch to make a couple large shields in a more traditional method.

Baltic pine body, covered in muslin fabric, coated in hide glue and painted. The leather edging is also soaked in hide glue and tacked down. The middle boss piece was odered from a guy on etsy. The back handle is reclaimed oak shaped with a spoke shave and much sanding.

Shield are 3’ in diameter. The shields still need weathering….. one day.

100% fun project. My wife is confused, my son thrilled, my dog suspicious. I call that a success.





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#1 posted 04-02-2021 10:09 PM

Dang those look good!

Old looking, subject and patina combined..

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#2 posted 04-02-2021 11:04 PM

Never had much need for a shield in the past, but those look like ones to use if the need ever comes up.

You don’t need to answer this, but is the process to create a skull like that expensive? Aside from having to purchase the machine that is.

Different wall art, that’s for sure. I like the skull… Man stuff…Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 04-02-2021 11:58 PM


Never had much need for a shield in the past, but those look like ones to use if the need ever comes up. You don t need to answer this, but is the process to create a skull like that expensive? Aside from having to purchase the machine that is. Different wall art, that s for sure. I like the skull… Man stuff…Cool man…

- mtnwild

Materials were only about $20. You can be up and running for a couple hundred bucks (primarily for the printer) but there is a big learning curve when it comes to the computer elements. Cadding can be difficult at first.

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#4 posted 04-03-2021 12:12 AM

Yea, don’t plan on investing, ever…Was just curious…

I can sit and carve for hours. Don’t have any patience for learning about computers or programs…Just too old school to change I guess…

As an “Artist, I guess” I don’t have a problem with the new technology. I’m a firm believer in, whatever it takes to create your vision. Go for it…I’ll just stay in my comfort zone…Best to you and yours…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 04-03-2021 12:20 AM

All are sharp looking but I really like the skull one. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-03-2021 01:22 AM

are you married? because there is no way in hell my wife would ever allow that in our home,even my man cave!!!! i can dig it though.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-03-2021 02:00 AM



are you married? because there is no way in hell my wife would ever allow that in our home,even my man cave!!!! i can dig it though.

- pottz

I am, she is a good woman. That being said, it permanently keeps watch over part of the workshop.
I tried for above the mantle in our bedroom…. didn’t go well.

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#8 posted 04-03-2021 02:15 AM


are you married? because there is no way in hell my wife would ever allow that in our home,even my man cave!!!! i can dig it though.

- pottz

I am, she is a good woman. That being said, it permanently keeps watch over part of the workshop.
I tried for above the mantle in our bedroom…. didn t go well.

- HigbyBuilds


the bedroom,you daredevil!!!!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 04-03-2021 03:43 PM

Very cool! Are the faces of the shields carved at all?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 04-03-2021 06:13 PM



Very cool! Are the faces of the shields carved at all?

- Dark_Lightning

They are not but I am considering another shield with some carvings. These were just for fun.

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#11 posted 04-03-2021 06:18 PM


SWMBO’s grill ornament.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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