posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 01:37 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Good ideas all - there are some cool knife kits out there too where you construct the handle out of pretty woods or slices of leather, bark, horn
etc... they can come with decent inexpensive steel blades through to various patterns of damascus.
I've seen pretty good ones for as little as £15 iirc and they dont need much in the way of tools and skills.
Another one is making cool drinks glasses out of beer bottles - Cobra beer for example comes in a nice embossed bottle. Just grind the top off with a
dremel attachment and work it smooth and safe.
They look pretty awesome, i've got various bottles saved from last year when i was gonna give it a go but ended up making a bazillion spoons etc.
Maybe i'll have a go at it in the next couple of weeks.
ETA: and for boys, wooden swords never fail - this wasnt for chrimbo but i made my lad a wooden "sword of omens" (ish) complete with a gemstone for
sight beyond sight
Then i made a furry claw shield glove thing from an old ugg boot from a charity shop, there was even an armoured section inside made from hardwood
batons that you could whack as hard as you liked. tremendous fun! His cousin was way jealous and i still need to make good on a promise to make him
one. Bad uncle
edit on 1-11-2013 by skalla because: (no reason given)