These points are made from 15mm square slip and a 70 degree cut to make the face of it. I had to make my own jig to cut these things. If you own a good mitre saw then you'll know how to cut this anyway.
70 degrees on the mitre saw - the jig at 90. Here you can see a clamp holding the slip in place.
Ok, we have our fancy point now. We rotate the slip and cut the other end now (you can see a butress in the jig design - this is to deliberately give me the right length for the points when we rotate the slip around.
Splitting the slip - awkward. If anyone want to buy me a decent Makita mitre saw... feel free!
Then we have the 6 we need.
This mahogany is 45mm wide - this is too wide for what we need and we'll make use of the offcuts for another sceptre after this one. We are aiming for just over an inch for the edges.
You can see the excess here, we'll remove that now. (we need 4 of these - 2 for each hexagon)
Hexagon halves now glued, and then those are glued/clamped together. Don't worry too much about gaps. You can use filler, but we're going to carve this away shortly.
Now you can see the points forming up on the hexagons
We need to mark the drilling points next. We can just glue the points on - they will get knocked off if the sceptre accidentally falls down.
Sanded and filled the top (this won't get chiselled, so can be prepared now)
Next we mark out the rough area we are going to shave off (With a Dremel)
You can start to see some form to the hexagons now.
Then the next stage is marked out roughly - But more care now as we approach the final shape.
Here the final shape is done - It's not 100% accurate, but overall is fine!
Note the smaller holes here - these are when the screws will hold the points on.
Next we mask the top and leave some tape roughly where the points will be.
Looks a bit shabby, but ready for the screws to be recessed underneath.
After you finish the disks, sand faces and sides.
Next we need to mark the centers. This tool helps, but you can make your own for the job if you need it.
Rotated and marked again - giving us the center.
Next we drill out the centers. Too much pressure will explode the ring (and yep - they go out in style) - If you think doing a thicker segment helps, it doesn't and can ignite cheap drills with the stress of going so deep. Here's a heavy vice for the drilling.
So we have the drill setup and ready to go. Goggles/gloves a must for this. Everything clamped and secure.
The binding you see here for the grip is 1" felt and glued on with the same wood glue.
Painted and gold circle added.
Finished and then aged with 'peat brown' ink (an easy way to add years of use/wear and tear!)