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Make the Dark Souls Zweihander - Part 3

In this part of the tutorial we cut and assemble the handle and the guard of the sword.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here




The handle and guard



Cut a slot

First cut the dowel. It is 1 1/4 inch dowel. Cut it to 18 inches long. And then cut a two inch long slot in one end. That slot is 1/4 inch wide.








Insert into slot

It should fit snugly over one end of the ricasso piece like this.








Cut the guard template

Next cut out the template for the guard. You can see it here. It is the white paper piece.








Trace the guard template

Trace two of those on wood and cut them out.







The spacers

In the template there is also two spacers. Trace them and cut them out.

Now we can glue together the handle and guard assembly.







Glue the pieces together

Now let's glue it all together. Glue on the dowel handle to the end of the ricasso. Then glue one of the guard pieces underneath it.








Glue on the spacers

Then glue on the two handle spacers.









Clamp it

Glue on the final handle piece then clamp it all together so the glue can set and dry. As before keep it clamped for as long as possible. I let mine sit over night as with the earlier gluing we did.

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