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crawlerpawl
08-29-2011, 01:48 PM
I'm building a trailer for my trail rig so I need some accessories to put in it. I already made a shovel and decided to try making a machete next.


I cut the rough shape with a dremel...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete01.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete02.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete03.jpg


Then grinded and sanded the blade and cut out a couple of hardwood blocks for a handle...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete04.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete05.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete06.jpg


I glued the handle on and drilled rivet holes...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete08.jpg


Then passed steel wire through the holes. I'll cut the wires flush and shape the handle with a dremel tool, sandpaper and file...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete09.jpg

crawlerpawl
08-29-2011, 04:55 PM
Cut, dremel, sandpaper, file...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete10.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete11.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/Machete11b.jpg


And a coat of varnish for the handle. I guess I'll leave it to age itself...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/Tiny%20Machete/MacheteDone.jpg

Copious
08-29-2011, 06:10 PM
Awsome! How long is it overall? Maybe a pic beside a ruler for reference. :biggthumpup:

crawlerpawl
08-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Awsome! How long is it overall? Maybe a pic beside a ruler for reference. :biggthumpup:

I made it 3.5" long. I didn't have one for reference so I guessed they are about 28 inches and scaled it to 1/8.