I have been shaping axe handles for my family's business @precisionaxes
for almost 6 years now. This vision of my Father's began as a thought, "I think I can make something better." And then from there it has blossomed into the growing buisiness you see today. The first ones, made of scrap metal from the junk pile.This vision has expanded to upwards of 2500+ competition throwing axes being sold worldwide.
Each handle, made of American Hickory, comes through my hands. Very few have I not touched myself; cutting, shaping, sanding, the wood has taught me so much. It has healed me. It has been a conduit for my inner connection with Earth, Spirit and Self. After you have shaped a few hundred, let alone a couple thousand, the work becomes a meditation, and it was in this space that I received much of the poetry that I put in my book, Spiraling Forward.
The handles have become "spirit arrows" for me and into each one I place an intention and blessing to the one who will one day throw it. I ask that those who are ready awaken to remember our connection to Mother Earth and to each other. I ask that they be blessed with accuracy, steadfast focus, and of course, precision in all that they endeavor, and that they will have courage to follow their dreams. I ask that the wood help to heal their hurts, their disconnection and suffering. "Let this axe be a meeting place for them to find their passion & purpose," I pray. I know just how capable these axes are to heal and inspire, for it is a gift they give me over and over.
Wood is such a beautiful element to work with, filled with wisdom, connection and such strength. I thank the trees each time for the gift of their life so that my family can share their gifts with the world. The trees have taught me of meaningful sacrifice, of the giving of ones life for the continued evolution of another. I bless and honor the American Hickory and thank it and you, our friends, family and supporters for helping us to follow our hearts and live our dreams.
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