It’s not like I will ever SEE the end of that list but hey, it keeps me out of the taverns, right?
So the other day, last week, whenever, I put up a post about some Wall Hanger Chinesium decorative sword my buddy has that he wanted modified.
I fiddle fucked around with the thing off and on and finally got done with it last night.
Originally, the small tip was attached to the back of the main handle so that whenever you picked the thing up or handled it, that sharp point wanted to stick you right in the guts.
He wanted me to separate them and make a new end for the main handle and then come up with something to make a new handle for the little point.
A new end for the main blade wasn’t too bad, I found a hunk of Aluminum bar, turned it, drilled it, tapped it and threaded it on.
The smaller blade was the issue.
First I had to knock out the Aluminum pin they smashed into it to retain the blade which was easy because it was barely in there.
I replaced that with the stem of a fat Aluminum rivet I had laying around and peened it in there good.
Then there was the issue of the edges of the blade sticking out there and a 5MM hole I had to drill out and re-tap to 6MM.
I ground those down, dug around and found a hunk of really good tool steel and turned it down to fit over it then took it and turned a taper on the end so it blended into that flange.
I did the taper on the Mini lathe because it’s way easier to do.
The handle is one off of an Angle grinder, it was the only thing I could find that was even remotely close to the plastic one on the main blade. A hunk of 6MM All Thread, cut down, drilled and tapped a chunk of 1 inch Brass bar and threaded it for the end, then screwed it all together.
What can I say?
Almost none of it was measured, it was all eyeballed and hand fitted.
I sent him some pictures and he seemed to be happy with it and that’s what counts I guess.
After I got about half woke up this morning I trudged outside and fired the lawn mower up, after I took one look at the lawn and raised the damn thing as high as it would go.
I also took the bag off the back and propped open the side discharge.
Not messing with the hay baling today kids.
Mowed the yard once like that, took a break, lowered the thing back down and mowed that bitch again.
It can rain all it fucking wants to now.