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Switch Axe by Obsidian-Asphodel Switch Axe by Obsidian-Asphodel
here it is
my switch axe
40Lbs
8ft long
took a few months of wood shop at school
cost $45 for materials

I designed the workings and mechanisms of the movement
but the concept i found in Monster Hunter Tri
this isn't a game replica
this is a functional weapon realization

Okay I've had some questions of the workings of this so i'm gonna break it down step by step

from whichever position it is in:

1-grab the more rounded pin in the middle of the plate connected to the axe blade

2-pull the pin right out
-stick the pin in the dark hole above and to the left of the three holes

3- using that pin push the axe head forward on an angle

--4--now if it is a sword you have to flip the blade around to the back, this can be accomplished with an exaggerated flick of the wrists
5-after flicking the blade back slide the axe head up

--4--If it is an axe slide the axe head down, it runs on pins stuck into two channels on the center frame
5-now flick the sword blade forward

6- pull the axe head backward

7- remove the pin from the forward hole and reinsert into the original hole
This pin goes through most all of the layers and locks everything into place

you have now changed the sword/axe into an axe/sword


Original sketches
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3D model
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Revised/Repair
version 1.2
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Impending version 2.0
3D model
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:iconburaizx:
Any plans to make a Charge Axe?
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Obsidian-Asphodel Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no not at the moment I'm afraid 
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:iconaokshin:
I have dreamed of making a replica of the wyvern agito and this.

If only I have the time, wood and springs. this is motivational
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Obsidian-Asphodel Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best of luck to you
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:iconjake821:
I'm throwing money at the screen but NOTHING IS HAPPENING!
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Obsidian-Asphodel Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry?
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:iconjake821:
It's alright. 
But in all honesty, do you think you can share the blue prints of how you made this? I'm sure people would be willing to pay good money for you do so. Heck, you might be able to make a really good profit building these things for people!
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Obsidian-Asphodel Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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the lower half of the page is all the original sketches and some 3D models

And I don't really think I would want to spend that much time working on switch axes to sell them
plus any profit would be lost in the considerable postage fees 
there aren't enough interested parties to sell them locally
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:iconjake821:
Darn. Oh well. Maybe if i'm able to somehow learn several years of woodshop, I might be able to make this myself!

Maybe.

Probably...

... Okay, it's a long shot...
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Obsidian-Asphodel Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You could try and make it out of foam board or something
40lbs of pine wood isn't really the easiest way to go about making a switch axe

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