New Axe

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shroom2021
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New Axe

Post by shroom2021 » 2012-04-02

I have not yet gotten to plasti-dip, but this is my first effort at becoming a foam smith

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Re: New Axe

Post by Alzarahn » 2012-04-02

Need to set the gallery to public dude.

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Re: New Axe

Post by shroom2021 » 2012-04-02

Done

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Re: New Axe

Post by Sir Tyriel Firebrand » 2012-04-03

I feel like your design might spin on the core. Let me know how it holds up.
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Re: New Axe

Post by Alzarahn » 2012-04-03

Question: What's the blade material made of and how is it fastened to the core?

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Re: New Axe

Post by shroom2021 » 2012-04-04

Ax blade is made from layered blue foam with an additional piece wrapped around the outside to prevent vertical shearing. Uses a foam box core around pvc that has been roughed with sand paper.
I have put it through its paces and so far it has held firm on the core. Although that is my biggest concern as the only thing holding it to the core is dap. so far so good though.

Any recommendations are of course welcome.

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Re: New Axe

Post by Alzarahn » 2012-04-04

The layered blue foam method will fail quickly if it isn't using drywall tape between the layers for rigidity. Even then it will need some repair eventually, but it holds up a hell of a lot better than foam alone. With just foam and dap, your blade is going to start to deform in a way we call "rolling" after a good amount of use.

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Re: New Axe

Post by Keth_Helmcleaver » 2012-11-23

I intend to make a new axe. Is the layered with drywall tape the best method or are there better ways?
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