I've been wanting go make one for a while. Started one a while back and it didn't pass the stress test. Started another and it was not symmetrical enough for my tastes so was scraped. It was snowing out today, so I decided to try again.
The wood has some character, a few marks, a few divots, but the colors and grain are going to make it worth it. The stress test was passed safely.
It's not perfect by any means, but my best Axiom yet. I took the calipers to it after the last pic and evened off the height of the fork tips, I knew it was off but didn't want to admit it. The fork opening is symmetrical, done with drum sander, but looks wonky because of the grain and wood flaws.
I'm not done yet, but was excited to see it coming together so figured I would share my progress. It is a natural board cut but I tried to retain some natural flair to it. Hopefully the next pics will be a finished frame and not a busted one.
One side has beautiful grain and the other is plain with some character knots and patches, as seen in the last two pics.
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