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?
nerdthenord: Well I’m free for the weekend and only work Monday and Tuesday next week. It’s nice!
Mar 22, 2019 18:24:26 GMT
ouroboros: Just sold 4 old Panasonic toughbooks. Yay....project funding...
Mar 22, 2019 2:36:08 GMT
christain: Good night, all. Morning comes early and the night grows late.
Mar 22, 2019 2:33:44 GMT
christain: Well, now $800 poorer. I worked out a payment plan of $200/mo. So, that saved me a couple hundred...then my wife spent most of it on groceries! Oh well, no new toys just yet, but I CAN EAT.
Mar 22, 2019 2:31:10 GMT
redscorpion: I can't wait to get the property tax bill for the new car this year. It's going to be a lot of fun stroking that check to the State. Probably could buy another car with that money...
Mar 22, 2019 0:20:53 GMT
ouroboros: Howdy Red, i didnt send much last year...that might be a problem.but then again I disnt make much either
Mar 21, 2019 22:11:41 GMT
redscorpion: Paying taxes is easy. Just ask yourself two questions: Did I make money last year? And: Did I send most of it to the government? If you answered "yes" to both questions, relax, you're a good citizen and the government will leave you alone.
Mar 21, 2019 22:04:43 GMT
ouroboros: I still have to work my taxes out for the year...being the lesser of two breadwinner s might actually see me get a return this year. Yeah...riiiight
Mar 21, 2019 21:36:44 GMT
William Swiger: Taxes suck major ass. I claim 1 deduction at the higher single rate and still have to pay a little more on both federal and state.
Mar 21, 2019 21:21:32 GMT
christain: ...and the tax-man taketh away.
Mar 21, 2019 20:59:33 GMT
christain: Got a nice refund from the Fed's though, but the state takes it right back. Oh well, at least I'll have a house for another year.
Mar 21, 2019 14:07:17 GMT
christain: G'morning, all. This day sees me spending $1000. Too bad it's going to the state of Texas for property taxes. I could buy a lot of toys for a grand....or one reeeeeally good one.
Mar 21, 2019 14:03:21 GMT
ouroboros: Morning from the bloodlab and later the gym. 0 degrees C ....
Mar 21, 2019 13:47:32 GMT
zabazagobo: christain Now that sounds like an adaptation of "A Bug's Life" worth watching
Mar 21, 2019 7:00:10 GMT
ouroboros: First Day of spring sees -5degrees off my riverward north deck. Should be warmer 😎
Mar 20, 2019 14:21:47 GMT
christain: Sometimes I think the ants ride in on the skeeters backs, then get dropped off so they can form an advancing shield-wall, then the skeeters continue an aerial assault. Either way...you get bit.
Mar 19, 2019 23:01:14 GMT
ouroboros: Mosquitos we get our share
Mar 19, 2019 22:15:55 GMT
ouroboros: Fire ants. We have a scourge of Blackflies but not fire ants luckily
Mar 19, 2019 22:14:56 GMT
christain: I think (hope) winter has seen its last days here. Now, for the legions of mosquitoes and fire ants.
Mar 19, 2019 22:01:30 GMT
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