Infinity Gauntlet complete!

This project has been quite the challenge, but I’ve completed a commission for an Infinity Gauntlet replica – custom fit to size, with leather, steel, lights and a battery pack. Step-by-step to follow.

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Year One – Retrospective

One year ago, I posted by first finished Master Sword to Reddit to a great reception. The feedback I received from that thread drove me to improve and give myself more resources. I’ve put together a retrospective, which gained a significant amount of traction through Imgur.

Check it out! – Link

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3D Printer up and running

My Solidoodle 3 arrived a week ago, and I’ve been having some fun.

The first hour:

 

There have been successes: (The first 48 hours)

 

And some failures: (PSA: Make a filament guide)

 

Once I wrap up some current projects, I hope to compose a very detailed post about the pros, cons, and what to expect from this 3D printer.

A Warrior’s Weapon

For the Bat’leth, I started with a few difference references to get the scale and shape correct.

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The first draft looked like this:

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I showed it off to a fan form for them to tear it apart. They exceeded my expectations, and directed me to an episode of Deep Space 9:

http://www.startrek.com/watch_episode/T_FQA19c6LaI (relevant clip at 22:39)

DAX: Computer. I want a Klingon bat’leth, tip to tip one hundred and sixteen centimetres, weight five point three kilos with an exterior handgripping diameter of five centimetres. Blades composite baakonite.

KOLOTH: Ah, a warrior’s configuration. Now what are you going to do with it?

I went back the sketch, increased the size and thickness, and changed the shape to get the weight spot on.

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Then I cut it on the CNC plasma cutter:

 

Here’s the product so far:

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Next up, I’ll want to invent a grinder attachment to make these long edges much safer to grind.

Estimated project completion: November 2013

Website Up!

Website is now up!

Updated Current Projects List – Link

The Legend of Zelda – Master Sword

  • Added New Step-by-step – Link
  • Added New Gallery – Link