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Collars for 1/4 by 1/2 Scrolls

Collar material should be thinner than the metal being joined. For joining a pair of 1/4 by 1/2 scrolls, a 3/16” x 1/2” collar stock works well. If you make it out of 1/4” thick stock, it will look too … Continue reading

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Ground vs Forged Fullers in Swords

The central grove, or groves, in a sword is usually referred to as a “fuller”. The reason for this is that they are normally made with a blacksmith’s fuller, a type of stamping tool, rather than by grinding away material. … Continue reading

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Rapier Pell, Mark 1

The height is adjustable by loosening the two bolt. The angle is set using a pin. Eventually I want to add a metal plate for the angle pin. This will work for now, but it’s clear that will be the … Continue reading

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Notes on Making a Portable Sword Rack

This inexpensive rack is made from a couple “common boards”, each roughly 1” thick. Standard utility hinges are used to make it collapsible and a chain prevents it from opening too far when placed on a smooth surface. One one … Continue reading

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Pendulum Pell Original Video

This is the video by Jeremy Loose that inspired me to start this project. And here is an example of the presenter’s current work.

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Pendulum Pells v3

New revision of our pendulum pell. It uses plastic plugs for the top cap. The center rod is forged on the bottom, allowing a larger hole to be drilled and a screw together key chain to suspend the ring. The … Continue reading

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Pendulum Pell mk. 2

The second version of my pendulum pell has a smaller steel ball. I also used a piece of water pipe instead of fence post. The problem with the fence post is that it is galvanized, making impossible to weld safely. … Continue reading

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