Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Shiv #4 - Pokey Jr.
Wow, and I fretted so much about missing a day, and here I am already late on the fourth shiv. I even had this one done, ready and waiting, for yesterday's post!
Now that that anxiety is over, I can relax.
This is the Pokey Jr, an inch-ish nail secured in a turnbuckle. The little cloth tail seemed intuitive to me, since it's sort of dart-like.
And yes, you can count on at least a Pokey Sr. in the future.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Shiv #3 - Beamshiv #1
I have so many and so many different beams from old Erector, Meccano, and Steel Tec sets that I'm going to confess now that I would be unable to resist revisiting them for materials. They're just too neat, too numerous, and too workable for me to pass up.
That said, this is the first Beamshiv, using a beam from an old beam-and-girder building set.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Shiv #2 - Scudder #1
Here we have a box cutter (box cutter ... bocks cudder ... Scudder) that is missing a razor. Also missing that little slide sheath case thing.
All wrapped up in all purpose twine for a high-friction grip to minimize slipping.
(Update: I found the little slide sheath thing and made a shiv of that piece, too, and retroactively numerated this one.)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Shiv #1 - Canis Cupido
This bit of stablery utilizes a heart-shaped dog tag for a blade, attached to a scrap of dowel rod and wrapped with jute about the handle for a comfortable assault.
So it begins.