Refining the wood scabbard

Once I had the basic wood shape, I began sanding.

sanding

sanding

I used a hand wood rasp for the rough start, then a random orbital sander.

corners

corners

You want it pretty thin when you are done, but not too thin. Thinner looks more elegant but it is up to you how brave you are.

less boxy

less boxy

Taper the edges so it is less boxy.

sword

sword

Here is the sword in the scabbard.

swa----ching

swa—-ching

This also shows you that it is metal sliding out of a wood scabbard, so that Hollywood swa -swing noise is all fake.

more views

more views

It is a nice feel to it when it slides in.

final look

final look

I started at this end where I could see the shape, then worked down towards the tip.

ready for leather

ready for leather

the tip

the tip

ok, done.

ok, done.

This is as far as I took it. The next step is the leather work.

Go ahead, make a mess, make a wooden scabbard piece, have some fun.

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One response to “Refining the wood scabbard

  1. Alicia DR Hankins

    So many details done in such a whirl! You are a master at creation. Can’t wait to see the finished piece.

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