Fire Axe Flag

By Ash & Ember Woodshop, Owners in Gilbert, AZ.

This flag has been one of my favorite builds to date and is proudly displayed on the walls of my Firehouse. My wife and I started a small woodshop out of our garage making wooden American Flags. After months of finding the right techniques and the right products in creating our flags, I wanted to do something different and meaningful for me personally, so I decied to design and create this custom Fire Axe American Flag.

This project challanged me in many ways, from the handmade fire axe (hand-cut and shaped with a jig saw), to carving out the enlay in the flag for the fire axe to rest in that encompassed part of the union and then designing and creating a detailed Maltese Cross with my department logo (in a photo editing software and then cut via a CNC machine, along with the "Firehouse 232" in the Axe handle).

The perfect finish to all of our builds is a few coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. This not only gives our designs the professional look of a finished product, but also protects the piece so it will last for years to come! 

Please consider us for your pick as best woodworking piece as this one-of-a-kind firefighter flag was handmade, handcarved and built with a purpose! 

Thank you for a wonderful product!

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Products Used

  • General Finishes Dye Stain Empire Red
  • Minwax Wood Stain Clear tint base Charcol
  • Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
  • General Finishes Arm-R-Seal

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