SnapperTrx is creating Wooden weapons from popular games and anime.
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Hi! My name is Paul and I make wooden weapons from different games, anime and my own sketch book. Why? Well, I spend a lot of time behind computers making control screens for the oil and gas industry, then more time playing games (Final Fantasy fanatic, here). I felt I needed to balance things out by doing something with my hands and making something! Year ago I used to make little wooden swords for my two sons, who would often tear up Nerf stuff pretty quickly, and I decided to see if I could get a little more detailed and make things a little bit bigger. To date I haven't made too many swords, but the ones I have made have been fun and challenging. I have sold a couple, but for the most part I don't really make them to sell, but to spend time in the garage, far away from video screens! I have also taken to leaving some of my smaller swords in local parks for little kids to find, often with little messages on post-it notes like "It's dangerous to go alone! Take me!" or "Wield me against the powers of darkness". I would like to, eventually, start dropping bigger, cooler swords in different places!

Though not as fancy as foam cosplay weapons or even some other wooden weapons out there, I make my swords with the intent that they will last for a long, long time. I want a kid to take his sword and give it to his kid years and years later. I don't use any screws or metal pieces to put them together, to prevent kids from getting hurt if they end up breaking or wearing down from lots of use. As a result, I like to call them "somewhat faithful reproductions" of popular weapons.

Unfortunately making these things requires some experimentation and, if I can get away with it, I would like to make templates so I can create another one later without having to re-measure and re-cut everything. Testing and making templates costs money and, until recently, I was able to afford buying materials about once a month. Recently, however, an unforeseen trip to the hospital, broken teeth and other issues have left me strapped for cash!

If what I do interests you and you have a couple of spare bucks laying around please donate. I don't have much to offer, but I would like to give the opportunity for those who donate to win what I make (when successful)! I can also take requests and see if I can build some really cool stuff!

Thanks for checking out my page! Be sure to visit me on Facebook for my toy store and occasional live videos of me working on builds!

Fantasy Arms by Paul.jr

(side note: please cut me some slack. I really didn't want to go the Patreon route, as I don't feel that what I do is super cool or important, but I really don't have a choice at this point if I want to continue creating anything. I'm new to all of this crowdfunding stuff, so if things seem odd or if it doesn't seem like pledging is worth it, I promise that the reward tiers and stuff will change over time as I learn more about how all of this works and how to interact with pledgers. Thanks for your consideration and patience).
Rewards
New Adventurer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
My profound thanks. I can give you a discount if you want to buy something from my Facebook store! Your helping me to create something magickal!
Trained Recruit
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
For 10$ you get one entry to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! You still have to pay shipping, however.
Experienced Warrior
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
For 20$ you get two entries to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! You still have to pay shipping, however.
Veteran Warrior
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For 50$ you get five entries to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! You still have to pay shipping, however.
Legendary Warrior
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
For 100$ you get ten entries to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! If you win I will cover shipping!
Weapon Lord
$300 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
At 300$ you WILL get a copy of the weapon I am currently making, assuming it is a successful build. Not only will I cover shipping, but you get to pick from any of my previously created templates for an additional weapon (you have to cover shipping for that, though).
Goals
$0 of $300 per month
300$ per month for template creation and test builds
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Hi! My name is Paul and I make wooden weapons from different games, anime and my own sketch book. Why? Well, I spend a lot of time behind computers making control screens for the oil and gas industry, then more time playing games (Final Fantasy fanatic, here). I felt I needed to balance things out by doing something with my hands and making something! Year ago I used to make little wooden swords for my two sons, who would often tear up Nerf stuff pretty quickly, and I decided to see if I could get a little more detailed and make things a little bit bigger. To date I haven't made too many swords, but the ones I have made have been fun and challenging. I have sold a couple, but for the most part I don't really make them to sell, but to spend time in the garage, far away from video screens! I have also taken to leaving some of my smaller swords in local parks for little kids to find, often with little messages on post-it notes like "It's dangerous to go alone! Take me!" or "Wield me against the powers of darkness". I would like to, eventually, start dropping bigger, cooler swords in different places!

Though not as fancy as foam cosplay weapons or even some other wooden weapons out there, I make my swords with the intent that they will last for a long, long time. I want a kid to take his sword and give it to his kid years and years later. I don't use any screws or metal pieces to put them together, to prevent kids from getting hurt if they end up breaking or wearing down from lots of use. As a result, I like to call them "somewhat faithful reproductions" of popular weapons.

Unfortunately making these things requires some experimentation and, if I can get away with it, I would like to make templates so I can create another one later without having to re-measure and re-cut everything. Testing and making templates costs money and, until recently, I was able to afford buying materials about once a month. Recently, however, an unforeseen trip to the hospital, broken teeth and other issues have left me strapped for cash!

If what I do interests you and you have a couple of spare bucks laying around please donate. I don't have much to offer, but I would like to give the opportunity for those who donate to win what I make (when successful)! I can also take requests and see if I can build some really cool stuff!

Thanks for checking out my page! Be sure to visit me on Facebook for my toy store and occasional live videos of me working on builds!

Fantasy Arms by Paul.jr

(side note: please cut me some slack. I really didn't want to go the Patreon route, as I don't feel that what I do is super cool or important, but I really don't have a choice at this point if I want to continue creating anything. I'm new to all of this crowdfunding stuff, so if things seem odd or if it doesn't seem like pledging is worth it, I promise that the reward tiers and stuff will change over time as I learn more about how all of this works and how to interact with pledgers. Thanks for your consideration and patience).

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Rewards
New Adventurer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
My profound thanks. I can give you a discount if you want to buy something from my Facebook store! Your helping me to create something magickal!
Trained Recruit
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
For 10$ you get one entry to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! You still have to pay shipping, however.
Experienced Warrior
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
For 20$ you get two entries to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! You still have to pay shipping, however.
Veteran Warrior
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For 50$ you get five entries to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! You still have to pay shipping, however.
Legendary Warrior
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
For 100$ you get ten entries to win a copy of the weapon I am currently creating! Remember, this is only applicable if the weapon build is successful, but if it isn't I will carry your entries over into the next month! If you win I will cover shipping!
Weapon Lord
$300 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
At 300$ you WILL get a copy of the weapon I am currently making, assuming it is a successful build. Not only will I cover shipping, but you get to pick from any of my previously created templates for an additional weapon (you have to cover shipping for that, though).