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Swordmaking Cost Analysis by chioky Swordmaking Cost Analysis by chioky
The number one problem people face when starting swordmaking is, well they have no money, or they cannot find the materials or equipment to buy with their money. What you are taught in school when it comes to building projects like a table, chair even a sword is a cost analysis. To help people a bit easier in swordmaking I decided to list all the number of materials with tools and equipment you could ever possible think of to use. Atleast with this then you are able to get an accurate number of what you actually need to spend to start swordmaking. However in all honesty you should have most of the smaller tools lying about in your garage.

These prices may be British Pounds but simply use a currency conversion calculator: [link]
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SawltheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How long is the tape in feet but I'm using a cloth for it just wondering how long and also wondering what the hand plane is for?
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
lets say tape is 6 feet long, and the plane is to help round the handles
AojRoxos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Mr. chioky, the table saw, pillar drill, table work bench and hand drill are all mandatory?

chioky Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
no they are not
HeyVikkiTime Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This needs to be shown to every idiot that says "YOU CHARGE SO MUCH FOR SWORDS IT'S SO EXPENSIVE."
Making it is expensive muppet.
I'm making a sword and scabbard called Gambol Shroud right now from RWBY and it cost me around 70 just for all the balsa wood and plywood I needed to make it. Then came all the glue, spray paints, acrylic paint, resin, hooks, ribbon, and various equipment that my dad didn't have.
It altogether has got to around 100 so far >.<
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
it can be very cheap if you are resourceful though
HeyVikkiTime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh yes that is true. Now I Have the majority of the equipment I need future props won't be as expensive, but balsa wood is still pretty costly >.< All the shops near me charge such awfully high prices.
Flashbang22 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student
what's the cork block for?
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
for the sanding paper
Flashbang22 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student
With your sheathes were they made out of pine wood too?
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