The creation of my shield: Part 2

I have to dig deep for some of the earlier pictures of the shield I made… but here are some pics of the progress after the wood work was done and the leather was stretched.

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THE FINISHED PIECE!!!

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I’ll post some pics of the progress before the leather work was done soon.

A-HA!!! FOUND SOME!!! I had to dig deep like I said before, but found some earlier taken progress pics… glad I documented this because it is fun to see pictures of how a few oak planks and a piece of raw leather became the shield that hangs on my wall now!

Here they are!

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This is the earliest picture I found… I’d just finished drilling all the holes started laminating the 4 planks together with dowels at this point.

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just a closeup..

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The shape is roughed out just before the fine cutting and sanding down…

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The edges are all smoothed out just before the leather is tacked on.

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WHAT A MESS!! lol

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And here it is hanging on my wall with my claymore..

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Here’s a picture of what I did with the back of the shield… It’s lined with goat fur – VERY comfortable to hold.

I guess it’s not COMPLETELY finished… still working on covering up the tacks on the back of the shield.


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