Today I’m going to be showing you how I make a wooden sword. I’ve included a build video, article, and a link to my Instructables how to build a wooden sword article. Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for checking this out!
The Build Video:
A couple pictures of the finished sword:
Free Wooden Sword Plans
Here are the wooden sword plans I drew after I made this project. They represent what I built off the top of my head pretty well.
And in-depth build article:
I’ve posted an in-depth, how to make a wooden sword build article on Instructables if you’re interested in learning more about this project. I went into way more detail than I do here. There’s also a set of plans for this wooden toy sword that you can find there as well.
The Build Article:
Now for the fun stuff, let’s talk about how to make a wooden sword. This is a quick run down of all of the steps that I took in this woodworking project. From start to finish, this is how I made a toy sword out of wood.
I cross cut everything on the table saw with a table saw sled. Of course, you could use a miter saw, or even a hand saw. Heck, a jig saw works too.
Then I ripped all of my pieces for the wooden sword on the table saw. Ripping means you cut the workpiece long ways. It’s the opposite of a cross cut.
Then I ripped the handle and grip down to 3″. This is a little bigger than the blade at the widest part, but it helps me make all of my cuts further down the line.
Then I resawed the blade and grip to slightly over 1/2″. This let’s me plane it down to 1/2″, and make it perfectly smooth.
Then I planed the board to 1/2″ and smooth.
This is pretty simple. I just made this up as I went, but here’s a link to the wooden sword plans I drew afterwards.
Then I cut out the shoulders on the table saw sled with a stop block.
And cut out the handle on the bandsaw.
I rough cut out the blade.
And sanded to the line on the disc sander.
I chamfered the edges on the router table.
And the laid out, and marked all of my mortises with a knife.
I chiseled out the waste with a very sharp 1/2″ chisel.
Then I chiseled out the mortise on the pommel, as well.
After test fitting everything, it was ready for some finishing touches.
I used a sharp chisel to chamfer all of the edges on the cross guard and pommel.
I applied glue, and tapped the cross guard home.
And then did the same thing with the pommel.
And I was done! So this right here is how you make a wooden sword. Thanks for checking this out! If you didn’t know, I post these videos to YouTube, if you’re interested you should check it out!