Projects for the Next 2 Weeks

I have a number of projects that I am currently working on(about to start), mostly since the Cub Scouts broke all of my non-loaner equipment and I don't want to be using a PVC sword(all the time, at least). Pictures will show up if I can magically get an adapter so that I can plug my digital camera in(it uses a 9-pin serial cable, and I have no 9-pin serial port on any of my machines). Here is a tentative list of projects:

1) Swords. All my weapons are currently broken and need to be rebuilt or repaired somehow. My sword tech doesn't last more than around 5 or 6 months typically, but I may still include pictures for later reference. Additionally, I would like to maybe build a few flatblades so I have something prettyful for court use.

2) Axes. I am currently working on rebuilding my axe as well as building other new ones (possibly to encourage people to build things other than round-blades). Since I happen to have a very good technique for axe-building, I really want to get pictures for this. I would personally like to encourage a better range of weapons on the field, so I really want to get a tutorial set up for this.

3) Arrows. I found some old shafts that are currently useable, so I plan to make a set of like 4 or 5 arrows just so that I don't have to keep borrowing them from Alucard or Exedor(or even Marcil ::shudders:: ). I've got the technique and most if not all of the materials down, and this should be a quicky. Maybe but probably not gonna be pictures for this one, but we'll see.

4) Shield. I have acquired a slate of plank foam because Tiwaz left it at A&S, but Marcil wasted a bunch of it and it has these giant holes that take up space, as well as a bunch of scrap material outside the holes that is unusable. My plan is to bend an arc of foam around a circular disk of foam so that I can actually get a medium sized shield out of the garbage that I'm working out of (thanks a lot, Marcil). There are plenty of tutorials on shield-building, but I may still get pictures for this one because I'm being forced to work creatively.

5) Garb/Armor. I have a nice tunic, but it covers up my belt because it's too long and I feel like making some quilted armor so I can have some 1-point cheese out on the field. The process is going to be pretty cut and dry here, I'm just sewing some prequilted cloth into a four-layerd piece of garb that will most likely end up being a vest(because I am lazy and it's about the limit of my garbing skills, being without a sewing machine of any kind).

Many of these are going to end up being rush-jobs, since I plan to force the judges at midreign to actually have something to judge for the A&S competition(better keep those slackers on their toes!). However, since I plan to be fighting, the swords and maybe the shield are going to end up on highest priority.

Glenalth's picture

I have a USB to Serial

I have a USB to Serial adapter that you could borrow if needed.

Mihr's Best Friend

lurker's picture

I would very much appreciate

I would very much appreciate that. I'll let you know when I need it.

Marcil Firestalker Woodsman's picture

what are we supposed to be

what are we supposed to be taking pictures about

lurker's picture

The idea is that we can fill

The idea is that we can fill the site with something that is actually useful, as opposed to just random crap. The idea here is to show how you make the stuff as you make it, and the best way to do that is to take pictures at certain points in project construction.

Marcil Firestalker Woodsman's picture

what about videos off my

what about videos off my phone camera

Glenalth's picture

You will have to upload them

You will have to upload them to Youtube or Google Video first, then you can add them to your posts here using the "embed" code those sites will give you.

Mihr's Best Friend

Marcil Firestalker Woodsman's picture

do u guys have a cord i can

do u guys have a cord i can use for my razor phone.

Glenalth's picture

What kind of card does it

What kind of card does it use?

Mihr's Best Friend

lurker's picture

I might be able to get you a

I might be able to get you a cord if nobody else does. Worst case scenario, if you get that job you applied for, you can buy yourself another one. What a novel idea!

Hey, Glenalth, do you think that you can get that adapter to me on Saturday?

Glenalth's picture

Most likely. Just need to be

Most likely. Just need to be sure to get it back since it's part of my repair kit.

Mihr's Best Friend

lurker's picture

The soonest I would be able

The soonest I would be able to get it back to you would be the next Saturday, or A&S or Fighter Practice if you went to either of those.

Glenalth's picture

That should be fine. Now I

That should be fine. Now I just need to remember to bring it.

Mihr's Best Friend

lurker's picture

staple a sticky note to your

staple a sticky note to your forehead.

Glenalth's picture

That seems a bit drastic. I

That seems a bit drastic. I was thinking more along the lines of just dropping the cable in my Amtgard crate.

Mihr's Best Friend

lurker's picture

That approach is too

That approach is too dangerous. No wonder you never get anything done.

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