Gwydion's Portfolio

Quickie boffer rolling pin, from pvc and a pool noodle. Now available on my Etsy shop! I miss making boffers, but since we moved to an apartment, I just don’t have the space to make a mess as often as I’d like. Let the house hunting commence!

New word tower with a different font, “Wide Latin”. 

New word tower with a different font, “Wide Latin”. 

Finally something new! Had a request for a lifesize origami crow through my Etsy store, thought it was an interesting challenge! Realistically, crows have about a 4 ft wingspan, but the largest paper I could find only gave mine about a 20” stretch. Still, large enough to be believable, I think! 

Pics of the most recent custom boffer order I got through my shop.  A woman wanted a pair of weapons for her cosplay character “Raize Kor” and sent me a picture and drawing of her basic design. after working with her a bit to flesh out the dimensions, this is what I came up with! I really like the concept, I think it would make for some really interesting combat and maybe even a unique fighting style! I may have to adapt this into something larp-legal for myself!

Here’s a custom word tower I did as a gift for two of my favorite people. :-) It was an interesting challenge in that one name is longer than the other, as opposed to the majority of the towers I make that have words of the same length. This one worked out nicely as a 2 to 1 ratio, so I was able to keep the divisions between letters cleaner. Hope they like it!

Here’s a custom word tower I did as a gift for two of my favorite people. :-) It was an interesting challenge in that one name is longer than the other, as opposed to the majority of the towers I make that have words of the same length. This one worked out nicely as a 2 to 1 ratio, so I was able to keep the divisions between letters cleaner. Hope they like it!

A custom boffer weapon I got through my Etsy shop- a 40” boffer spade for a zombie larp. the split handle was an interesting challenge, i needed to make it sturdy but weilding enough to not be a safety issue. I used pvc for the small handle and the main shaft of it, padded with pipe insulation, and used some belt scraps with padding for the split itself, glued into a notch at the end of the pvc and duct taped in place to keep the form. Really pleased with how it turned out! and I love my wood grain duct tape!

New boffers! Made some wrenches (partially inspired by the A-Ha literal video) to fight with, hoping I can star exploring more steampunk themed boffers. PIPE WRENCH FIGHT!

Been working on new origami designs in my spare time at work. it’s a sad thing when the highlight of my shift is getting put on hold, but I have gotten to look forward to it! After spending days combing the internet for a good origami turtle design, I couldn’t find one I liked that was the right mix of free standing and simple to make. After a lot of trial and error, I think I got something I can be proud of! And I love being able to say I designed it myself!

finally got around to posting stuff more regularly again in my etsy store, and found the time to make up a new design!  Eventually, I think I’d like to make an origami version of the Chinese Zodiac, but I have yet to find/come up with an origami snake design I like.

Submitted for comparison: OMG/LOL word towers. one of pine in Arial font, the other of poplar in Bookman Old Style.  The serifs more than double the time it takes to make one of these, but the finished product is much better for it.  The poplar also has a much more interesting wood grain, which comes out better with the clear coat finish.