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Old 26th Sep 2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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My Weekend Project.

This weekend I went out to the garage, and selected one of the dry branches I'd picked out that I wanted to use for making staves.

I stripped the back, hardened it with a metal steak, and then put this design on it.

I did the design using a candle. The wood isn't actually burned, you just put the stick close enough to the candle that it put a layer of soot on it. Then I sprayed it with clear laquer so it wouldn't rub off.

Just thought I'd share Its pretty easy to do, and fun, if you care to give it a try.

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Old 26th Sep 2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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Could you attach a bowstring to the staff and it'd be a bow upgrade?
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Old 26th Sep 2005, 09:02 PM   #3
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I think i have pictures of a staff I made once, using Theif III glyphs and a real woodburner. However, my mom broke it because she's just like that. Yours look a lot better anyway.

Oh, and salsa, i couldn't find hte picture, but i'd post if if i did.
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Old 1st Oct 2005, 06:15 AM   #4
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Looks good, but using a candle makes it hard to do more accurate drawings. Depending on what the sun is like where you are, try with a good magnifing glass.
So, how big is it?
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Old 1st Oct 2005, 07:23 PM   #5
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Its about 6.5-7 ft long.

I don't think a magnifying glass would work...seeing as how it produces no soot.
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Old 1st Oct 2005, 07:44 PM   #6
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How about a Permanent Marker?
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Old 1st Oct 2005, 07:47 PM   #7
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No reason why that wouldn't work...but I still think the candle is waaaaay cooler.
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Old 2nd Oct 2005, 01:29 AM   #8
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Not canonical, and no wierd glyphs, but here's a few shots of one of the spears that I've stripped the bark for:




Not sure why we've made them either, come to think of it. Something about bear country. <img>
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Old 2nd Oct 2005, 04:02 AM   #9
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The magnifing glass is a common australian bush trick. Get a good one, and you can burn the wood in a thin line, with no actual danger. Good for making "Aboriginal" items.
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Old 2nd Oct 2005, 09:37 AM   #10
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No shit, Dec? I'll have to give that a try!

Cool pics, SM. I currently don't have any wood straight enough to make an actual spear. These are more quarterstaff/walking stick material.

Is that where you live? Nice area...
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