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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2006 11:32 am    Post subject: Not quite medieval, but nevertheless...         Reply with quote

I just finished making my brother's Christmas present the other day: a cricket bat for killing zombies.

Material: Ash

Length: 38"

Width: 4"

Weight: 2 pounds

Inscribed with the 23rd Psalm of David

Time spent: 10 hours















I started with a plank of ash around 40" by 6" by 1.5", and used a table saw to cut out the rough shape. I then used wood planes, draw knives, and sand paper to make the handle have an appropriate taper and oval cross section. Then I took a belt sander to the blade of the bat (40 grit). Then the whole thing was sanded down to a nice smooth finish, and drew the 23rd Psalm of David on the face (it's a transliteration, not actually in old Norse). Then I used 3 different chisels to engrave the runes, and wiped the whole thing down with black furniture dye and sanded it again so that it only picked up the runes and the grain. Then I splattered some red dye over it for the fake blood, scorched it with a heat gun, and antiqued it a bit with a hammer. Then I coated the whole thing with a mixture of beeswax and lemon oil. My (bad) pictures really don't capture all the details, but it's an attempt anyway. Hope you like it Big Grin

Edit: The pictures don't really pick it up, but there is a spine running down the middle of the blade of the bat, ending at the triangular thing at the end.

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Jakob Elbęk E. Pedersen




Location: Brabrand, Denmark
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scary stuff Eek!

It would match up nicely with my machette with Zombie Killer inscribed on the blade Big Grin


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Allen Andrews




Location: Maine USA
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My son would LOVE that! He is a huge Shaun of the Dead fan Happy Well done, I really like the runes.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could add obsidian chips " ą la " Aztec war club for that extra razor sharp Zombie decapitating edge. Razz Laughing Out Loud

But seriously: A really nice piece of wood. Big Grin Cool

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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glad you guys like it Big Grin

My brother loves it; he hasn't put it down since he got it this morning (gee that almost sounds like...hahaha)

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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec, 2006 3:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How does she handle? Where's the PoB?

Razz Nice piece of work though!

M.
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