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So, you want to make a Spear?


I have been getting bugged a lot about how I make spears (mostly to have me make them for people). I believe in teaching a man to fish rather than giving him fish so as a result I have made a picture tutorial on how to make a spear (I used my new Bandpole).

I made this with anything you can find in a local wal-mart minus the bandpole which I got from music123.com for 15 dollars with free shipping. (awesome)

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
1 8 foot bandshoppe pole (or bamboo, or whatever core you want really)
1 Roll of Ozark trail Camp mat
1 Roll of Gold's Gym Yoga mat
1 POOF brand football
1 Can of Dap (I used carpet tape because I am tricky like that)
1 tube of Gorilla glue
1 Roll of Athletic or Hockey tape
1 Roll of Strapping tape
1 Cover for your spear (I used an unlabeled dress sock)

STEP ONE

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Prep dat core!, I adhered a quarter to the tip of my core and crossed it with strapping tape and wrapped around that cross with a strip of strapping tape (you will be doing this a lot)

STEP TWO

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Cut out a piece of blue foam that will taco all the way around your core. I marked the top part of mine because I'm dumb and forget sometimes.

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STEP THREE

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Create a pre compressed Cylinder (a la Arrakis' spear tutorial) This cylinder of blue foam allows you to create a solid base on which to build your spear. You do this by taking the piece of blue foam you just cut, wrapping it around the core and wrapping the everloving !@#$ out of it with Strapping tape. This pre compresses the cylinder of foam and allows for a denser structural base. Slide this tube off once it is completely taped.

STEP FOUR

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Gorilla glue the core and slide the tube back on, while we are letting that glue set up we can now move on to step five.

STEP FIVE

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Cut out a 2 inch wide strip of blue foam the length of your camp mat and spiral it down the core edge to edge with no gaps between. Minimum padding for an 8.5 foot spear is roughly 36 inches so make sure it is AT LEAST that much is padded (including your spear head). I put a little more than that on my spear cause I'm not a doucher. Cover that with athletic tape.

STEP SIX

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Make another pre compressed cylinder and gorilla glue it on like you just did...pretty easy if you learn by doing stuff once. Make sure some of this layer overlaps on to the incidental padding. This helps keep the top of the incidental from breaking down early (since it is constantly getting bludgeoned)

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STEP SEVEN
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First off, check it out! if I didn't crank the !@#$ out of the first two layers we'd have a minimum spec red weapon according to the new rules (scary that 2 layers of blue gets you to that right?) Of course it'd fail for hit and stuff. Don't try it.

Anyway, the next step involves adding some progressive resistance to your striking surface. I used some harbor freight floor mat (which is a super high density closed cell foam) however you can also use a piece of thick leather and a piece of blue foam. Dap it on, cross it with strapping tape and reinforce it going around the shank of the head with more tape.

STEP SEVEN

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Add another layer of blue foam and reinforce it like you have been, add a disc of Gold's gym Yoga Mat and reinforce it and then wrap the head in a taco of blue foam. I'd prefer to use 1/8 inch volara but you cant get that at Wal-Mart. Anyway dap it down and tape up the seam and continue.

STEP EIGHT

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Add 3 discs of Yoga mat to the tip this time, reinforce when all 3 are added and then move on to step Nine.

STEP NINE (almost done)

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Cut out a 1 inch thick FLAT disc of POOF brand football. You can achieve this with other open cell foam but POOF is good quality and available at Wal-Mart rather than online. Dap it to the top, reinforce it with strapping tape and make sure to wrap your reinforcement tape all the way to the top of the yoga mat.

You are now looking at an ALMOST finished spear

STEP TEN

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What you are looking at is my (sort of) finished spear. I simply taped a sock to the head of the spear and added a pommel. (look for a pommel tutorial online if you dont know how to do this...it's really easy)


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In summation, this tutorial gets you a spear tip that is around 3.4 inches wide and hits very friendly in almost all weather conditions. My Spear came out at about 40 oz which isn't awful and can fit into all sorts of places most fat spear heads can't.

Enjoy your new spear and hit people in the nuts!

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My favorite part was step four. I love Jarritos Lime sode.
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