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« on: April 06, 2017 10:41:53 AM »

This is made from old chicken wire and a popsicle stick. Also wood glue, silver and black paint, and poly clear coat.

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017 11:18:34 AM »

What? That's so cool! I am trying to imagine the size based on Popsicle sticks but... is the blade the stick? It looks very blade like! Is it the paint giving it that curve? What is the cross brace? Goodness, great job, very realistic!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017 12:07:24 PM »

nice!  maybe include a ruler in pictures so we can be suitably impressed!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017 01:26:43 PM »

Very impressive--I thought that was a commercially-produced pewter item until I read your text description!  You achieved a super realistic result that far exceeds what one would expect from those materials.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017 03:43:32 PM »

Thank you!

The popcicle stick is the blade. The sides were mildy sanded to be curved, not exactly sharp. The paint helps with the illusion of sharpness. It is maybe four inches, 2/3rds of a popcicle stick long. The cross-tee part is a little piece of popcicle stick scrap wrapped with wire. I glopped a ton of glue down into the wire and just kept rotating it to keep the glue inside til it dried. That gave the paint something to stick to in the handle.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017 04:17:36 PM »

Very impressive!
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017 03:37:27 PM »

Wow, Just goes to show you dont need cutting edge technology to produce a realistic looking prop. Very knifty Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017 09:04:28 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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