Not what my nephew wanted for Christmas

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Project by Nick posted 12-23-2015 01:14 AM 1553 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother texted me a picture about a month ago of an ax that my nephew wanted me to make for him. Being the nice uncle that I am, I decided that I would not make him the ax. I made him one far better, with a shield. The last picture is the ax he wanted. The one that I made is the other two pics. The ax handle is made of Red Oak and the top is Popular. The gray is stained because I though it would last better than paint. The shield is made from palette wood. I do need to add a leather strap to the shield to make it easier to hold. The rest of the wood is scraps I had laying around. Let me know what you think.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 02:03 AM

Cool build, nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 03:50 AM

Loking at what you made, he should be happy!
At least he didn’t ask for some Star Wars stuff … the hype is overpowering!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 12:01 PM

Nick, Nick, Nick !
You blew it Buddy! If you had been thinking ahead, you would have made the nephew a REAL AXE

Then your NEXT project would be to show him the proper way to cut firewood !

You gotta be thinking ahead so that “What goes around, comes around” will work in your favor !

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#4 posted 12-23-2015 01:36 PM

Awesome gift for him. I bet he will be happy with it. I like the handle on the shield.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 03:40 PM

I’m with majuvla the handle on the shield sets it off.
Would have a really good feel to it.

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 05:17 PM

I want one of these for myself. Nice work. He’s gonna love it.


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#7 posted 12-23-2015 07:21 PM

His enemies will tremble before him! Great job.

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#8 posted 12-23-2015 10:55 PM

Nick, I agree that your axe is way better than the one he wanted. The next axe he will want will have 6 strings and plug into an amp. haha

-- Art

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#9 posted 01-12-2016 04:13 PM

yes, much better! Now all of his friends will want one.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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