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Project by Rxmpo posted 06-29-2011 04:11 PM 1995 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an ax I made for a great friend and mentor. He owns and operates several different demanding businesses at once and found the time to be an EMT for the last 20+ years. Well, he decided that he needed a new volunteer challenge, so he has become a volunteer firefighter. God bless his wife and kids who support him along the way.

I get tired just thinking about his work day schedule (I know it because he is my boss) and yet he finds time to give to his community as well. Amazing.

Woods are Maple and Walnut. Handle is 3/4” thickness and attaches to the ax head M&T joint made using a 3/4” router bit in the Walnut. Each ax holder have two long 1/4” dowels to keep them in place.

Hope you like it.

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 04:40 PM

What a nice gift, it shows you care about your friend.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 05:19 PM

Very nice! Great present!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-29-2011 05:26 PM

A fine gesture on your part Mike. Very thoughtful. You can’t beat walnut and maple together now can you? It’s such a great look. Nice design and execution on the project Mike. Well done!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 08:42 PM

Very cool, love it… I did an axe too but not as cool as the story behind yours

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

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 09:30 AM

Looks really well. Nice job.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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