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Make the Helicopter Blade Sword from Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow Movie


This is a tutorial on how to make the Helicopter Blade Sword from the Movie Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

The template for this project is right here

I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.


Will has a youtube channel with over 750 videos on projects you can make. Check it out right here


The Sword and a closeup of the handle

The edge of tomorrow sword

The handle of the sword


Materials Needed:

  • Two sheets of foamboard
  • One 14 inch long wooden dowel that is 1.5 inches in diameter
  • Some scraps of foam that are one inch thick or more
  • Hot glue gun
  • Silver Paint, Black Paint Camouflage green paint
  • White paint or white pencil to do the lettering


Cut out the blade pieces

Measure and cut out the two blade pieces.

Pretty easy to do. They are 38 inches long and 6.5 inches wide with some cuts at the corners.




This drawing (from the template) shows you the dimensions to make the blade. And it also shows you what to do if your foamboard sheets are not large enough. Make two of these and glue them together one right on top of the other.

Edge of Tomorrow Dimensions



Cut the handle dowel

Cut a dowel or broomstick to 14 inches long. The optimal width of it is 1.5 inches. If you can get that. But, you can improvise with anything this thickness or thicker.







Mark it for a slot

Now we are going to cut a slot in one end of the dowel like this. It is about as wide as the two sheets of foamboard that is the blade. So mark it off like this.

The slot will be between 1.5 and 2 inches deep.







Drill a hole

The best and easiest way to make this slot is to first drill a hole at the end of it.









Cut the slot

Then saw those two lines right out. Then you can remove that piece of wood creating the slot.









The slot

This is the slot.





Next Ok, let's continue with the tutorial






Watch the Video Tutorial Here:





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