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Nothing too special. A firefighter that I’ve been working with for 20 years has moved on to another job, but we wanted to honor his service so I made this plaque. The axe was ordered separately. I made the plaque out of three pieces of walnut glued up. I mounted the axe to the plaque with mounting hardware that is normally used to mount an axe on a truck. He was very happy with it and quite surprised. Finish is just a few coats of oil based poly.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 02:38 AM

Nothing special…..freakn’ awesome!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 02:48 AM

YOU might not think this is special, but I’d bet the recipient thought differently! Simple but classy. Is that his real service axe or is it ornamental? I noticed that there is a badge on the axe head. Good idea to use the truck mounts for the axe as well. Well done overall.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Skippy906

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 02:51 AM

Nice job!! I am sure he appreciated it it. After 20 years on the job, I am sure he deserves it.

-- Making progress

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 03:11 AM

Thanks guys. Don, it’s ornamental brass.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Northwest29

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 05:50 AM

I love it, nice craftsmanship. What a nice memento. How long is the axe and how much does it weigh?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 03:35 PM

Ron, the axe is 36” and the plaque is 41”. Not sure of the weight, but I guess it’s about 5lb axe head.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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drbyte

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#7 posted 02-07-2014 04:43 PM

Very nice retirement commemoration! I’ve thought about doing this for many years and have just not had the opportunity yet.

-- Dennis, WV

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 02-07-2014 04:49 PM

Thanks, this is the first one I’ve done. I guess now I’m the official plaque maker for the FD.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Richard

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#9 posted 02-07-2014 05:58 PM

Very cool . where do you order the Axe from with the special ornamental brass on it ?

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 06:14 PM

Axe came from libertyartworks.com

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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jack1

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#11 posted 02-07-2014 09:44 PM

that is really a neat gift. I’m sure it was appreciated. thanks

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Dwacki

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#12 posted 02-08-2014 12:09 AM

“Nothing to special”..... You are being modest. This is very nice and I’m sure your coworker loved it! My younger cousin was just hired by South Bend Fire Department and I think I will make something similar for him. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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LeTurbo

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#13 posted 02-09-2014 06:38 PM

Nicely done job. And much respect for your fire-fighting; I think the things you guys do on the job takes a very special person. I stand in awe of fire-fighters, paramedics, sea rescue and everyone else who puts their own life on the line for the sake of others. Thank you.

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