Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Bayonet is Honed...

Today, I spent some time working on the bayonet (I know it's Saturday, but I'm "in the zone"...)

I started with the stick from a corn dog my son had eaten (or maybe it was mine-- I love corn dogs!):

I then used my Dremmel and some small tools to "sharpen" the blade, form the handle, and carve the bloodgroove:

I added wire to form the armature for the bayonet's crossguard:
The bayonet and rifle come together. Now all that's needed is the wax details on the pommel, handle, and crossguard:

Next up-- the sling! Here's a basic balsa wood stand-in, which shows how it may ultimately look:

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