Anyway this is in response to Reed Odell's request. Since I didn't get to photograph how I made the cross guard, I took a while to figure out how to explain with photoshop graphics, sorry.
So this will come in around 7 or 8 of the Basic Sword Making Tutorial
What you will need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Newspaper and PVA
These are all pictured in the Basic Sword Tutorial
1) So before you start the guard, you should have the blade base and core of guard done like so.
|Sword will be drawn in white from here on out|
Using you foam board, draw out and cut out the 2 of shapes of the cross guard.
|Remember 2 pieces needed. Guard piece will be draw in red from here on out|
|from the side it should look like an 'I' of 'H' beam.|
|Straight parts highlighted in blue.|
|Side view of closing up the sides.|
|Guard traced in red. The parts that we are covering with foam board and craft foam in light orange. Photo by Rainbow Cinematography.|
Hope this helps, and we'll try to reactivate ourselves. Sorry this took awhile to write as well and I hope it makes sense. Please feel free to ask questions.