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Project by firefighterontheside posted 02-18-2019 12:05 AM 681 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At our Fire Department we award a brass ornamental axe to folks that have been here for 30 years. I’ve got about 3 years to go. This guy, though, received his last year and asked me to make this case to display the axe plus his years of service coins which we give out every 5 years. For the coins I used my biscuit cutter set on “0”. Of course he will have 6 coins in there. It’s walnut with BLO. I love the color BLO brings out of walnut. I used some brass hooks that were meant for rifles. When he retires soon, I will build a flag case.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.





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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 12:13 AM

Bill,

Outstanding job on axe case…..Another srellar project. It turned out very nice, especially with the Walnut…Did you use felt backing, or did you use floxing…..(sp)….? What ever the method, it sure turned out nice, and I figure the guy is pretty tickled that you made it for him…!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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Firewood

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#2 posted 02-18-2019 01:03 AM

Bill

Very nice job on the case. I know the recipient will be very proud to display his axe in it. Nice touch adding the slots for the challenge coins.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 02-18-2019 01:07 AM

Thanks Rick and Mike.
Rick, I sprayed adhesive on the plywood back and applied felt. The back is set into a dado.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 02-18-2019 01:50 AM

Very nice Bill. I am sure it means more to them coming from a fellow FF.

I hope it was wood that you cut yourself

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 02-18-2019 02:03 AM

Thanks Monte. I think it will. I’ve known this guy for at least 35 years. The wood did not come off my mill. It was an auction purchase before I had the mill.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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JL7

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#6 posted 02-18-2019 02:32 AM

Nice work Bill – your friend will really appreciate it.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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majuvla

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#7 posted 02-18-2019 05:58 AM

Well deserved gift and great build of that box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Festus56

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#8 posted 02-18-2019 06:19 AM

Nice job Bill !! Will be a great way to display his award for his service.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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Tooch

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#9 posted 02-18-2019 10:53 AM

Wow what a great looking case! I love the slots for the coins, a great addition. One of my students made something similar after he had “sticker shock” by looking to purchase one online.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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artsyfartsy

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#10 posted 02-18-2019 01:02 PM

Nice Job Bill, Congrats on the Top 3 award. You do marvelous work.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 02-18-2019 02:05 PM

Thanks all.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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CampD

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#12 posted 02-18-2019 07:42 PM

Nice job and boy that Axe is a thing of Beauty!

-- Doug...

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firefighterontheside

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#13 posted 02-18-2019 08:46 PM

Thanks Doug. Unfortunately I can’t take any credit for the axe.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Jkeiken

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#14 posted 02-19-2019 01:22 AM

Great work, a beautiful way to display the axe. I am sure it will be cherished.

-- Jim

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