The blade

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Project by mcoyfrog posted 08-04-2008 07:02 AM 2581 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is something that i had in my head for years and last summer i finally pulled it out, (it didn’t hurt too much LOL)

The handle and blade guard are lacewood, the blade is a really cool mineralized piece of cherry, the stand was just 1/2” mdf painted. Then i took a couple of small chunks of glass from my kiln and inset them in. All was finished my usual way. 2-3 coats of brush on 1lb cut shelac then 2-3 coats of wipe on poly. Of course sanded in between each coat.

oh yeah the gargoyle thing was carved with my dremal outta cypress then some inset dichroic eyes. Painted with same paint as the stand.

Anyway hope you like it, let me know either way…

And have a great day…............ Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#1 posted 08-04-2008 01:06 PM

that’s really cool
I can see the CSI people analyzing the blood spatter.
Great vision and implementation!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 08-04-2008 01:08 PM

Very nice, an interesting piece of artwork, beautiful wood.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 08-04-2008 01:24 PM

Very cool project. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 08-04-2008 03:01 PM

Really nice work. I’m glad this blade is no longer stuck in your head. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 08-04-2008 04:01 PM

Interesting. Good worksmanship.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#6 posted 08-04-2008 04:06 PM

I have to agree with Charlie, getting a blade out of your head can usually take a lot off your mind…. lol.

This project looks great… very well done!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 08-04-2008 04:44 PM

Very interesting project, nice creativity!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#8 posted 08-05-2008 12:21 AM

That is cool Man. It’s like a stick and a knife. No one can say you brought a stick to a knife fight or a knife to a stick fight I guess.

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#9 posted 08-07-2008 07:36 AM

Kewl, thanks for all the kind comments…. Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 06-06-2010 07:13 AM

sword that dont cut, just gives splinters. lol

-- Dan

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#11 posted 06-06-2010 07:15 AM

Cool Idea

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#12 posted 06-07-2010 09:00 PM

Hey guys thanks, hmm guess i’ll have to figure a marketing plan for a splinter knife what do ya think Dan?? LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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