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Project by FrenchGoattoys posted 08-05-2021 09:37 PM 723 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, here is the back story. No s*, there I was minding my own business when a friend walks up to me carrying a handless old sword, a scabbard in disrepair, and an inadequate amount of supposed African wood I did not recognize.

Because we cannot see any marking on the tang, we have no Idea how old the sword actually is.

At any rate, he asked me if I could repair the scabbard and make a handle for the sword.

So, here is a bit of the process and the final product. Other then gluing the scabbard back together and attaching the top ring, we left it as is just in case.

The center wood is cherry, the exterior wood is the supposed African wood, the guard is monkey pod, and the finish is General Finishes salad bowl finish.


The sword



The scabbard


Unknown African wood – any ideas?


The chisel – LBD, I rotated it just for you!!


Test fit


The shape


Not perfect, but – tada.

Thanks for visiting.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.





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crowie

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#1 posted 08-05-2021 10:06 PM

Ken, You’ve done a top job on the handle. The supplied timber has a pretty grain. Well done sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 08-05-2021 10:28 PM

It sure looks fine to me – good job !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 08-06-2021 12:03 AM

Cool rescue Frenchie... Incredible how friends pop out of the woodworks with a broken saber tucked in their pockets… lucky he wasn’t a Scottsman.


The sword


Interesting yellow vice… “Dial” knob looks ergonomic. Any branding for it?

Nothing against your woodworking… would have liked to see more of the the metalworkings.



Unknown African wood – any ideas?

Definitely ITOAD, not to be confused with a digital cousin of the frog.. Imported Timber Out of African District!


The chisel – LBD, I rotated it just for you!!
- FrenchGoattoys

Hmm, or subsidised advertisement by DeWalt...?

Nevertheless you’ve chiselled out a place in my esteem… thx.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#4 posted 08-06-2021 12:25 AM

damn nice repair work goat toys,like brand new.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-06-2021 01:11 AM

Nice work and a good beer to celebrate with, I just had one with dinner tonight!

-- Sawdust Developer

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#6 posted 08-06-2021 02:14 AM

Nice job on it.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 08-06-2021 02:22 AM



Nice work and a good beer to celebrate with, I just had one with dinner tonight!

- rookslide


Hope you didn’t slide (swallow) a sword down.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 08-06-2021 02:24 AM


Nice work and a good beer to celebrate with, I just had one with dinner tonight!

- rookslide

Hope you didn t slide (swallow) a sword down.

- LittleBlackDuck


so you have experience in “swallowing” things duck ?

-- 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 08-06-2021 02:33 AM

LBD

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#10 posted 08-06-2021 03:15 AM


so you have experience in “swallowing” things duck ?

- pottz


Not quite… that’s why I drink from casks… hard to get past my dentures!

Thanks but damn, Frenchie,

everywhere out of stock and I was prepared to hire a private jet/chopper to ship it to downtown Churchill.
Looks like I’m (and you) not the only one(s) that thinks they’re useful.

I have some yellow vices,

nice variable jaw orientation but too clunky controls… and this one,

with great control but wrong jaw orientation…. corner mount could be ok, but I looked around and couldn’t find a corner.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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FrenchGoattoys

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#11 posted 08-06-2021 03:37 AM

This one is just for looks. Got it from my pop when he past.

I am not sure when and where he got it. I don’t seem to recall it as a kid.

But none the less, it matches the drill and shotgun.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#12 posted 08-06-2021 03:43 AM

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#13 posted 08-06-2021 06:26 AM

Classy!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 08-06-2021 08:48 AM



- FrenchGoattoys

Could this photo be suggesting Duck Hunting Season

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 08-09-2021 06:37 AM

Nice save. And I like the intro to the story..

Those Quickvises are handy. I have one and picked up a NIB set for my Son-in-law to use with his Workmate.

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