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Project by mcoyfrog posted 05-20-2009 08:26 PM 1876 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second in the blade series that i hope to add to over the years. I’m planning on selling this one and probably the knife I made previously.

Its about 14” long, handle is made from black walnut, blade is red oak with some kind of hard wood dowels (not sure what, just said hard wood dowel LOL) Stand is made out of MDF then painted. The glass inlay in the blade is a mix of fused glass that I had to run through the kiln a couple of times and then do quite a bit of cold work to get it to fit how i wanted it too. The glass in the handle is also fused glass but it has a bit of dichroic glass to give it a bit more flare.

I used my bandsaw, drill press sander, stationary sander, dremil, table saw, rasp, and lots of sandpaper to carve and shape the piece.

Well hope you like it, have a great day…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug





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isetegija

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#1 posted 05-20-2009 08:57 PM

Very interesting work and unique design . I like the idea .

Thanks for sharing with us .

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 05-20-2009 09:01 PM

I’d suggest marketing this at either a renaissance festival or a heavy metal concert. :-)

Pretty cool work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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kolwdwrkr

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#3 posted 05-20-2009 09:58 PM

“The Axe”, more like “The Awesome Axe”. This is really cool man. Way to go.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Mike

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#4 posted 05-21-2009 12:18 AM

Okay where’s mine now? ;)

Just kidding love the axe.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#5 posted 05-21-2009 12:26 AM

creative and unique

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 05:40 PM

Thank you for the kind comments, it was fun making this. Hmm heavy metal concert that just might work charlie LOL….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 09:36 PM

Very, very cool! And I agree with you on “enjoying the design process”. It’s nice to produce something that you don’t see every day. I may have seen hundreds of wooden axes, but I don’t think that I have seen any with that sort of glass work. Great job!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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steliart

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#8 posted 02-10-2011 05:16 AM

Amazing axe design and presentation
I love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 02-10-2011 07:16 PM

Thanks for the comment Steli I really enjoyed making it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 05-28-2013 08:09 PM

Very cool… Love the incorporation of the glass… Been wanting to make a wooden blade for quite some time… Thinking practice sword but perhaps a knife/axe would be a good way to go… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 06-04-2013 06:11 PM

Thanks Dan, good luck on your sword they are fun projects.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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