I have been looking through some threads and decided to take the plunge make my own set of shin tools. I found Wizard of Flight’s pattern extremely helpful, but I wanted to add my look to them. I bought a sheet of .125 abs plastic and traced out some patterns. I glued three layers of plastic together for the squeegee to give it the correct thickness. I then added some strips of particle wood for the inner strips. For the paint pattern on the front and back, I cut the pattern design out and glue them on. I just finished filling and sanding the cracks and minor flaws. I was pretty surprise how nice and clean the abs plastic worked for this. For the knife, I painstakingly cut out the handle holes using a Dremel. It took me about 4 hours carefully cutting each hole out (never again)J. The stick tool was the easiest since I found some wooden dowels that I cut to match. I am still deciding whether to sculpt a design for the top of it. Now going on for the third week I am almost done. They look pretty ugly unpainted right now, but trust me they will look a lot nicer once I give it that fresh coat of paint. I am hoping to have them finished by next week. I am very happy the way they are coming out. I will post more photos of progress as I go.
I plan on casting some sets if there is any interest.