Link from the Legend of Zelda, sports an iconic wooden sword used to thwart off enemies. In this project we're 3D printing his sword in bambooFill.
BambooFill is filament from Colorfabb that uses recycled bamboo fibres mixed with PHA/PLA. It prints just like PLA so it works pretty good on most FDM 3D Printers.
In this tutorial we'll walk you through the process of 3D printing, assembling and finishing the sword using post-processing techniques.
The grip overlay was printed in Ninjaflex flexable filament. We used the grass and caramel colors and the change filament option to make a multi colored part.
It’s really squishy and slips right on the dowel. The feel is really nice and grippy!
This project is geared towards makers who have basic 3D printing skills and access to a 3D printer. The 3D parts were designed for medium build platforms. You can also edit our files for smaller printers. Printing these parts can take up to 18 hours and about 1 full spool of material.
Below is a full list of parts needed to build this project. Be sure to check out the featured products on the right sidebar.
You'll need a couple of hand tools and accessories to assist you in the build.
- Flush diagonal cutter
- Knife jimmy, Spatula or Palette Knife
- Skinny Sticks 5 3/4' x 1/4'