Here are the measurements for the shield blank. The photo shows the shield on it's side. The grain is running left to right and the board should be 3/8" to 1/2" inch in thickness. I first drew a 4 inch circle and then made two cloth drops on each side to the length of 5" and 1/2" wide.
I'm sorry if I seem to be moving slow on this project but it's just too damn hot right now to spend in the shop. Also, the grass seems to be trying to set a growth record this year. I hate to see the really hot weather show up but at least it will slow down the vegetation growth. Hopefully, we will do a video on carving the shield but as I said earlier it's really a pretty simple thing to knock out.