2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:12 am

Ah I knew it was a regent! That's one good sword I bet?
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:58 am

TaylorSteiner wrote:Ah I knew it was a regent! That's one good sword I bet?


I find the type XVIIIb not really optimized for cutting harder targets because of the midrib, but they work alright on these bottles. I prefer the Count (XVIIIa) for cutting, but I'd rather not sully its blade with this foul plastic.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:20 am

Awesome
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Ursus » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:02 pm

Odigan wrote:I prefer the Count (XVIIIa) for cutting, but I'd rather not sully its blade with this foul plastic.


Typo? Or is this some weird update to the typology that I’ve never heard of?

Either way great cutting! That Reeve and the Bayeux have long been on my bucket list of swords to own.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:12 pm

Ursus wrote:
Odigan wrote:I prefer the Count (XVIIIa) for cutting, but I'd rather not sully its blade with this foul plastic.


Typo? Or is this some weird update to the typology that I’ve never heard of?

Either way great cutting! That Reeve and the Bayeux have long been on my bucket list of swords to own.


Thanks, yes... I had meant XIIIa, although XVIIIa is a valid type. Must just have still had the XVIII on my mind.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Ursus » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:54 pm

I thought that as well but with thoughts of your Santo project in my mind I immediately went to the internet to search in hopes of finding some cool mash up of the two.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Ursus » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:36 pm

This was interesting. Everything in my neck of the woods is ice with snow on top. Even though I succeeded I'm probably going to reshoot this one on more stable ground if time allows. Mostly because I felt like a cat over water while cutting which annoyed me. Equally annoying was that I forgot to turn the phone sideways and ended up with a very narrow shot. Also a tip for those struggling to balance the bottles cap to cap. Using your thumb depress the top of the cap. This gets rid of any convex shape to the top and they tend to balance much better.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-6vrupu99Y
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:08 pm

Very nice.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:07 pm

https://youtu.be/0tX4CElhOWQ



I call this a success, but only just. I'm planning on revisiting it before next week is out, just for a cleaner cut, but here's this one for laughs (you can see my own chuckle as I walk away...). It went quite cleanly through the cap at an upward angle, but I'd like one in the meat of the bottle too.

This was actually my first success at stacking the stupid water bottles cap to cap...and I was right. It made all the difference in keeping the bottom bottle on the stand. I hit the caps with a sanding block and had success.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Ursus » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:56 pm

I suspect an orc neck wouldn't argue either way! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:12 pm

Here...this is cleaner, and you can hear the other half landing off-camera a split second later.

https://youtu.be/b2B3BM7Ecws



Another tip, based on what Ursus suggested, for stacking bottles...after filling them, I put the cap on most of the way, and then pushed down on the lid WHILE screwing it down tight. It created a small vacuum in the bottle, which kept the cap flat. A quick scrape with a blade took the little plastic pip off the center of the cap, and they stacked with ease. I don't mind another challenge stacked this way now that I've got a system!
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:40 pm

Nice!
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:43 am

Greg wrote:I don't mind another challenge stacked this way now that I've got a system!


And here I was planning to avoid stacking for the next one. It's my turn to challenge again, correct?
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:58 pm

Correct! Post on or around Saturday.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm

Ok, I'll try to have something ready for the weekend.
Until then, I took advantage of the weather to try a variation on the instant-snow trick.


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