# Halloween costume accessory

 Project by Sanity posted 01-26-2011 03:53 PM 3186 views 0 times favorited 3 comments

My seven year old daughter wanted to dress as Sacagawea for Halloween. To accessorize her costume I decided to make her a little tomahawk. This was my first lathe project after purchasing a Delta 46-460. I used some 2 X 4 pine for the handle and axe head, and finished it with a red aniline dye and wipe-on urethane top coat. I was fairly pleased with the results, particularly considering my very limited experience with a skew chisel.

On the day of Halloween my daughter decided that she would rather be a witch instead…… Kids, huh? Don’t you just love ‘em?

-- Stuart

 Drew46 posts in 2652 days #1 posted 01-26-2011 06:03 PM You might wanna check and see if her school will let her have it in school… Sadly nowadays, that though made of wood. Can still be considered a weapon which would get her expelled. I state this, because a local kid was removed from school ground by police, and arrested, because he had a plastic battle axe, which was apart of his costume. Oh cripes, I just noticed the last sentence. well no weapon worries there, perhaps turn her a wand. -- If A equals success, then the formula is, A = X + Y + Z, Where X is work, Y is play, And Z is keep your mouth shut." -Albert Einstein. Sanity174 posts in 2654 days #2 posted 01-26-2011 06:23 PM It was only intended for her to stick in her belt and carry around our neighborhood, not to take into school. You are probably quite correct that there would have been a hysterical reaction despite the fact that it was modeled after the later combination hatchet and peace pipe variety. Now I think about it that would probably have got me in trouble also – encouraging a child to smoke! -- Stuart Drew46 posts in 2652 days #3 posted 01-26-2011 11:03 PM Hmmmmm perhaps you can drill it out to be used as a Pipe and put it up on eBay… someone will buy it. AT any rate… awesome work. -- If A equals success, then the formula is, A = X + Y + Z, Where X is work, Y is play, And Z is keep your mouth shut." -Albert Einstein.

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