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Axe


newbie
Location: Loughborough, UK

Total posts: 28
Posted:Ok, I need a bit of help. I'm just about to make myself a new staff, but I'm not too sure about how to go about one detail of the construction.
My idea is to take the blades off a couple of juggling knives and attach them to the end of a staff. But I'm not too sure on how to go about fixing the blades onto the staff. Anybody got any ideas?


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Wintermute


Wintermute

Lost in the world but loving it :)
Location: Maybe Oxford, maybe Brighton ;...

Total posts: 119
Posted:Ummmmmmmmmmmm, why the hell would you want to do that???????

You could buy a double bladed naginta for about 50 off the internet, and its a proper weapon

Anyways seriously are you using metal tube for the staff, cos you could slot the blades in and glue or weld them (2 part epoxy anyone)

Still don't understand why tho?!?!?!?!?!


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Forau


member
Location: EIndhoven, Holland

Total posts: 81
Posted:Wait here, you want to add sharp fixed blades to a twirling staff?
One tip, measure lenghts verry verry carefull.
Because I don't want you to chop your arm off when you gie it a spinn.

Thenagain, you propably allready thought of that


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Axe


newbie
Location: Loughborough, UK

Total posts: 28
Posted:The idea is to make a staff that'll look good on a bright sunny day. Therefore, I want quite a large blade on either end. Juggling knives (not sharp) tend to have a good surface area, and so should look good. A naginata's blade doesn't tend to have the width I was looking for.

Although a naginata would be fun, of course


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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:Cool idea, i've got some shiny sticks that look funky and flashy in the sunlight, but your idea sounds like it'd look wicked. The knives would spin during certain moves, which'd look funky.

But i can't think of a way of attaching them so they wouldn't break off when slammed into the ground.

And sharp or not, they'd still hurt like hell when you hit yourself.

Not that that's ever stopped anyone...


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Axe


newbie
Location: Loughborough, UK

Total posts: 28
Posted:Well, it's made!!

I ended up socketing the ends of the staff section and inserting the ends of the knife hilts. Added some dowling rod for a bit of extra strength, used wood glue as the main adhesive, and then a couple of short screws on either end for a bit of added security. I'm gonna add some duct tape around the joins as well in order just to add a little bit more safety. but it does look really quite mean . I'll post a pic of it as soon as I've got one.


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Cinderpup
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Cinderpup

member
Location: Somerville, MA, USA

Total posts: 30
Posted:Does anyone remember those little light up swords they would seel at fireworks and stuff? I def. Wanna get a pair of those and slap 'em on the ends of a staff. hehe I've been putting together a bunch of glow stuff so that I can sling/spin indoors with the cooler weather comin down on me Brrrr But yeah, I hope to have it made by HoP Day

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