as title said this is my third go at the he-man sword and best so far i think. made from rhs, steel bearing's, sections of flat stock, some pipe and a couple of bolts _ got all the primary fabrication done now have to bevel it and polish it,
side by side by side with my first, and second attempts (l 3rd, mid 2nd, r 1st)
decided to make my second attempt into skeletors sword (since its essentially a poor version of the sword of power ) actually came out pretty well (purple paint hides a lot of errors lol ), cuts horribly its so out of balance it terrible, but wasnt ever going to be a cutter more of a functional prop . more on the he-man sword soon got all the welds cleaned up and started beveling the blade
critical temperature is proof god loves blacksmiths!
That's very nice work so far! Practice makes perfect and all that. If I remember my 80's cartoon origin lore, I think that Skeletor's sword and He-Man's were twins, or two halfs of the same sword that was split for some reason. Not that it matters much.
IF the sword is out of balance it can be easily fixed by holding the sword aloft and saying the magic words "By the Power of Greyskull!". In a moment you will have no problem wielding the sword or riding into battle on your housecat.
I don't know about the cartoon, but in the original mini-comics the extradimensional sorcerer Skeletor and barbarian warrior He-Man (no pointless alter ego, no transformation, he was just a straight up full time badass) both held one half of the Power Sword, and the sword made whole was the key to Castle Grayskull and its ill-defined power; cue their never-ending battle over the ultimate fate of the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Eternia.
(A lot of things were toned down for the cartoon, obviously.)
IIRC the toys in fact worked in exactly this manner, too - He-Man and Skeletor each came with one half of a plastic sword, and when you snapped them together the combination would actually work as a key to open the drawbridge on the Castle Grayskull playset! It was just the greatest thing ever.
"For sometimes persons do not know, they do not wish to know, and they have no intention of knowing. For such persons there is no excuse, but they are altogether to be condemned."
-- Heinrich Kramer & James Sprenger, Malleus Maleficarum
Yes, MOK, I believe you have that exactly correct! As far as "correct" can be when the company made the toys first, then as an afterthought created a context for them to exist in. Either way, the franchise made about a zillion dollars more than I ever have, so what do I know anyway?
ouroboros: Ahhhhhh the sounds of children in the pool, ice cold drink in hand, looking at my sword fund and wondering...wondering....
Jun 24, 2019 21:06:46 GMT
ouroboros: I know I know you're closer to the southern border but...we've got The Raptors, poutine and it's nice up here 3 or 4 months outa the year (we call it not-winter)
Jun 24, 2019 17:34:30 GMT
ouroboros: christain there's always fleeing across the border ... the Great White North welcomes all asylum seekers
Jun 24, 2019 17:33:02 GMT
christain: This week should be interesting. Wife's sister is coming down from Wisconsin for a visit. Now there will be TWO of them. I may have to slip in some O-T at work.
Jun 24, 2019 11:06:17 GMT
redscorpion: I remember one day it was about 48c and noticed I was standing in a small puddle. Water was dripping from my uniform and down my sleeves. My feet were soaking wet. It was my own sweat. But at least my skin was cleansed of toxins...Hell? Been there.
Jun 23, 2019 23:00:18 GMT
ouroboros: happy with that I'll be
Jun 23, 2019 20:43:59 GMT
nerdthenord: Come late January I won’t be on all day, but I’ll still try to check in every evening.
Jun 23, 2019 20:36:14 GMT
nerdthenord: Lol! Thanks! Don’t worry, I am not about to abandon this place just because I’m taking a buying hiatus.
Jun 23, 2019 20:31:45 GMT
ouroboros: If he doesn't I'll fly to Texas and unplug his A.C.
Jun 23, 2019 20:24:24 GMT
csills2313: I hope you still have time to visit us from time to time
Jun 23, 2019 20:03:47 GMT
csills2313: Good luck with continuing your education.
Jun 23, 2019 20:03:24 GMT
nerdthenord: Oof. Sounds like hell.
Jun 23, 2019 19:11:31 GMT
redscorpion: 49/50c is all fun and games until you sweat through the leather of your boots....
Jun 23, 2019 18:51:30 GMT
rannh1: redscorpion, well I think you have us beat then :-p. And yes 49 C does not sound like enjoyable weather at all.
Jun 23, 2019 13:25:35 GMT
redscorpion: I'll take Mumbai over a 49c summer in Iraq while wearing body armor and walking around carrying 100lbs of lightweight gear.
Jun 23, 2019 11:18:40 GMT
rannh1: @l Driggers, hah. I take your 70% humidity and raise you Mumbai's 90% humidity with 36 C temperatures. Was just there a few weeks ago, and sent my wife a photo of what the sweltering heat humidity combo was like.
Jun 23, 2019 10:15:34 GMT
christain: I had a 914 with a body kit on it for a while, but couldn't afford the speeding tickets my ex-wife kept getting. Same with my '65 GT-350 Shelby replica. Part of the reason she's my EX-wife.
Jun 22, 2019 15:08:16 GMT
christain: Take da money and run....
Jun 22, 2019 14:59:39 GMT
redscorpion: I agree, christain,the classic speedsters are the best but they aren't the ones giving me money right now.
Jun 22, 2019 14:50:12 GMT
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