So if you’ve been keeping up with my Westfair stories (what do you mean you have your own life and don’t spend hours following mine?) you know I had an unusual request from a couple of the entertainers.
On Thursday, they spotted my copper and sterling “scrap” pendants and asked if I could make something with an axe on it. Why not, I thought…I’m up to a challenge!
I worked on a couple of prototypes and didn’t really get what I wanted, so I changed my approach and started hammering 14g wire into “blades” to wrap around a “handle” (also in 14g).
Next up, I roughed up some copper plates to solder the axes to. In the meantime, I started looking at the blades on those axes and thinking about soldering them, and getting a little nervous. Better have an extra on hand, just in case I turned it into a blob of melted silver, eh? Plus, I have to admit, I had a lot of fun making those little axes.
So I created a little double bladed “executioner” style axe. Again, just 14g wire, hammered then filed. I used some 26g wire to attach the blade to the handle.
I took them home that night, said a little prayer to the Gods of Metal, and just touched the torch to them. Miracle of all miracles, no melting…not a single one. All three attached to their respective pendants with nary a speck of stray solder, even. Tossed them in the tumbler, and took them out in the morning. Dan examined them and was amazed “Those aren’t going anywhere, are they!?”
I took the pendants to the fair, and the girls LOVED them. They ended up picking out the two that look alike, so I have an extra double bladed axe, but I don’t care. I had so much fun making these, I just giggled to think about them!!
All I can say is “thank God they didn’t want me to make chainsaws….”
LOL, thanks for reading my little story…it was definitely the highlight of my fair week!!!!!