Scratchbuilding a Kligat


#1

I am going to attempt to make a kligat from scratch using info gathered from the" Kligat" thread started by @Fresno_Rob. I’ve been wanting one for a while and always thought it would be a fun little project.

I used a piece of scrap 1x8 pine from the scrap pile. I know JoeB used MDF, I chose pine because it’s easy to shape and is a more enjoyable experience for me than working with MDF.

I started by enlarging a photo of a screen used kligat until it’s center hole reached it’s known diameter of approximately 2.5 inches, I then printed it to use as a template.

I refined the lines with a marker and cut out the template, placed it on the pine and cut out the rough shape of the kligat.

Next up…I need to refine the profile with a coping saw and try to make each of the three blade sections more even with each other, then its lots and lots of shaping.


#2

Look like you’re off to a great start! I’m looking forward to your progress…


#3

Looking good


#4

I used a jig saw, coping saw, plane, files and sandpaper to do the shaping so far. no rotary tools yet. I will probably use wood carving chisels to shape the blades.

I refined the over-all profile and scribed guidelines for shaping to keep things centered and symmetrical.

Almost there.


#5

Looking good…


#6

I shaped the blades with a file, sanded and primed.

I have tons of spots to fix and fill…lots of prep yet before the final paint. I still have to adjust the overall profile a little where I went a but wide with the initial cut. I’m very pleased with the results so far.


#7

That looks terrific. I love the wood grain.


#8

Thanks, Rob. I like the wood grain too.


#9

That’s really looking beautiful! Nice work!


#10

Thank you.


#11

I refined the shape of the blades yesterday, I will be puttying, sanding and maybe painting today.


#12

The Kligat is almost done but I have to wait a few days before I can give it its final sanding and paint.
I just received a physics lesson from my tablesaw. “Good news, everyone!” I still have a thumb!

It’s a little gnarly but it’s mostly all there, lol.


#13

Been there and have done that too. Welcome to the club. Hope you’re all right Tim.


#14

Yikes.
Glad you still have the thumb.


#15

Safety first, cut yourself with the Kligat!

:wink:


#16

A couple stitches, no biggie. tis-but-a


#17

I’m sure you have your share of battle scars, Joe. :slightly_smiling_face:


#18

It’s funny you say that, Sharon, I can’t help imagining what it would be like to have an aluminum CNC version of the Kligat…how cool would THAT be?

Razor sharp, of course.


#19

Meant to write don’t cut yourself with the kligat!


#20

^ Thanks for clearing that up because you seemed so nice at the prop meet, I was confused.

Of course I’m kidding…I knew what you meant! :grinning: