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  • 3/4" or 1/2" A/B plywood
  • Stain or paint

Wooden Sword

How to Build a Wooden Sword

Since no knight is complete without a proper sword, before you dominate the battleground, you'll need the king of all swords. Let our master woodsmith, Mike Woodman, show you how to make just that.


Date: Feb 4, 2011


1. Using the template, trace out the sword on a piece of plywood. (1/2" plywood is fine for daggers and smaller swords; use 3/4" for larger weapons, though.)

2. Start by running both of the long straight edges of the sword through a table saw, stopping just before the handle.

3. Use a jigsaw to cut out the handle and the tip of the blade.

4. Sand down the edges and any rough spots.

5. Stain or paint as desired.

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