It involved maiming some parts, which I am normally loathe to do, but the main component (the crosspiece) was already broken. After than, I didn't mind mangling a katana for the blade.http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=389478
Comments and feedback welcome.
"A warrior is always joyful because his love is unalterable and his beloved, the earth, embraces him and bestows upon him inconceivable gifts."
-- Don Juan, Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda