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Make the Witcher 3 sword with Glowing Runes - Part 3


In this part of the tutorial we continue making the sword and I show you a neat technique for making the sword blade much stronger and much better looking.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here


The shape of the blade



Ok! We want our sword blade to have a nice shape and we want it to be nice and strong. This is a cut away view of how we want to assemble the two blade lengths together.




Cut the center line

Draw a line going right down the center of those four sword pieces. Only on the blade sections. Not the handle sections. Then cut through that line with a sharp knife.

But, you only cut through the top layer of paper and some of the foam. Do not cut all the way through everything.




Cut the notch

Then cut a line both to the left and right of that first line you cut. These two lines are cut at a 45 degree angle. In effect what you are doing is cutting a long notch right out of the center of the sword blades.






The center notch

This is what you end up with.







The piece is folded

So now it can be folded like this to form the shape of the sword. The only thing remaining is to trim down the ends at the red dotted lines. This is so the two sword halves will sit flat against each other.





The Notches

This picture shows you the whole process really well. At "A" the center notch has been cut. At "B" the edge has been cut and I am in the process of cutting away the edge at "C".






Don't glue any of this together yet. But go ahead and form a nice bevel on those blade halves so they look like this.






Next draw a series of runes on the blade. And cut those runes out. I only did one blade. But you have the option to do both blades if you want to.




NextOk, let's start making this sword



Cast a Metal Coin- The Skyrim Septim

Fun project where you cast an actual metal coin with low melting metal. I show you how to make the mold and do the whole thing. Cast a metal coin (Skyrim Septim)

Make a miniature throne from Game of Thrones Yup, all those miniature swords I made in the previous tutorial are now put to use. Even though it is miniature it is still technically made from forged swords! Make the Mini Throne


How to Make Chainmail: This is a tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to make chain mail. I show you which wire to use, how to create the rings and how to weave the actual mail. How to make chainmail. I will also be doing a tutorial on how to make a piece of chainmail armor.

How to Make a Real Sword - I take you through the whole process of making a sword. And this one is a good sized sword! Really beefy and feels good in the hands. How to Make a sword




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