Man At Arms: Crafting Captain America's Shield

Not only is it sturdy and durable, but you can eat off of it when you run out of plates. On this episode of Man At Arms, Tony answers the call to craft Captain America's iconic shield. Personally, I would have just repainted a plastic disc snow sled instead. That way, you don't risk losing any fingers and can huck it at your friends more easily.

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