Friday, June 18, 2010

Finishing up the Frame for the Shield

With this post we finish up the frame and get ready to move on to carving the shield.  For my back plate I went down to Lowes and bought a 4X8' sheet of 1/4" Rough Surfaced Fir plywood.  This cost me about $32.00.  That's a lot of money just to make a small part of this project.  But, I have other plans for the remainder of that sheet of plywood.  You can use just about anything to make that part of the frame so don't run down and come home with a pickup load of lumber only to find the wife waiting with a mean look on her face.  The excuse that "Lynn said I needed it!"  just won't work!!

In the next part we will start carving the shield which will be quite easy...I guarantee it!  Hopefully, you've been searching for a shield design and have picked out a few.  I'll use a generic shape for mine and then you can take it from there. There are more photos and descriptions in the Gallery album and your comments are welcome as always.


  1. Thanks Looking forward to the next one Thanks John Smith Anchorage Alaska

  2. Lynn, have you selected the red color based on the color scheme that you will be using on the shield, or do you typically use this red?


  3. Ron: No, I didn't really pick it as I had a design in mind only that red seems to carry a Native American theme more than other colors. Maybe thats why they liked the color so much. By keeping the color muted and not bright it should go well with any colors or design that you might pick.