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Author Topic: Steamy dagger work in progress.  (Read 591 times)
Herbert West
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« on: August 22, 2016, 10:45:38 am »

More adventures in using layered EVA foam. This time to make a knife.

The design was inspired by someone elses work, though I've tried to change enough to make it my own. In any case, it's mostly an experiment.

All the parts are made from foam floor mats, and various thicknesses of craft foam held together with contact cement, then sanded to shape with a Dremel and belt sander. The whole thing was then coanted in multiple layers of Modge Podge, and Plasti-Dip rubberized coating.












 The last shot is the piece as of tonight. With metal rivets added, and painted with silver Rub n' Buff, and shades of brown acrylic paint.

 Still needs a bit more detail work, including more silver to make it less grungy, a few more layers of Modge Podge to smooth the surface, a coating of matte finish to knock down the shine, and brass screws added to the handle.




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Banfili
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 01:30:52 pm »

Wicked looking piece, Mr West.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 05:53:58 pm »

That's one mean looking knife! I'm looking forwards to seeing the final version in all of its glory.

Yours,
Miranda.
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Peter Brassbeard
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 03:05:16 pm »

Depending on the persona wielding it, rough and grungy as seen in the last photo works very well.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 11:09:42 pm »

Sharp styling, if you'll forgive the pun. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 01:17:52 pm »

Tsk, walking stick, bad puns are part of the genre, aren't they?? Grin
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Herbert West
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 12:11:37 pm »

No forgiveness Walking Stick.  Smiley


And here's the finished product. A bit rougher than I would have liked, due to having to repaint the handle after having trouble with the gold paint, but I leaned a lot, so future creations should be even better.


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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2016, 03:40:17 am »

  A good thing about this choice of materials is that it elegantly dodges legality issues!
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2016, 09:07:04 am »

Definitely a side benefit. Smiley
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