Saturday, October 3, 2009

Shiv #41 of 365 - Spoon Part 1

Shiv #41 - Spoon Part 1

Spoon handle crammed into part of a capsule inhaler.

Asthma is still sexy.

Expect the exciting sequel tomorrow.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Shiv #40 of 365 - Shivvy the Vampire Slayer

Shiv #40 - Shivvy the Vampire Slayer

Sometimes a piece of metal for a proper poker isn't available, so people would make a shiv out of even more impractical things, like bones or wood.

So it's October now and I'm thinking, "None of these shivs could stop DRACULA!"

I had to change that.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Shiv #39 of 365 - Pretty Makeshift

Shiv #39 - Pretty Makeshift

This was the first shiv with which I tried hammered aluminum. It was pretty encouraging, so I hammered other things, became more excited about those, and pretty much forgot about this one.

The curving of the blade is a pleasant side effect to the hammering; pounding one edge expands the metal along that side, causing it to steadily bow as the opposite edge keeps tight and unstressed.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shiv #38 of 365 - Rice Cooker Lever

Shiv #38 - Rice Cooker Lever

I like rice. I go through a rice cooker like once a year, because they're cheaply-made, mass-produced crap.

But, man - do they make good rice or do they make good rice?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shiv #37 of 365 - Zero Shiv

Shiv #37 - Zero Shiv

I was in a Walgreens or something one day and noticed there were Mega Man action figures on the shelves. Being a Mega Man fanboy since ohhh 1987 or so, I figured one couldn't hurt. I saw this one figure of Zero, from the Mega Man X series, but in a black theme. I thought that looked pretty sweet and sleek on him, so I went with the Zero.

I got home and cracked open the packaging, gagging at the smell of plastic and paint and rubber, and pulled the Black Zero from his trappings. I raised his left arm to do that fist-in-the-air badass pose, and the arm promptly snapped right off in my hand.

Screw Jazwares and their crappy action figures.
In other news, this shiv puts the project at a tenth of the way to completion. Tell your friends - I'm going alllllllllll the waaaaaayyyyy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shiv #36 of 365 - Wheelie

Shiv #36 - Wheelie

Sorta like a pizza cutter, eh?

Sharpened washer on a puzzle piece on a Jenga block. Lordy, I love some Jenga blocks.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shiv #35 of 365 - Shivosaur

Shiv #35 - Shivosaur

(Shout-outs to Jezzi, what what.)