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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 197 days ago

Nothing special…..freakn’ awesome!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

“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 194 days ago

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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