Below is the story of how I decorated a small sledge hammer with Christian themes. If you'd like me to do similar work for you, I gladly take commissions.
I can't rightly say where this project started. I had always liked to play with Dad's little 5lb sledge hammer. Maybe I was exploring my newfound independence at college by buying a small drilling hammer of my own. I have enjoyed wood-burning when I was younger. Perhaps I was out of things to wood-burn, and decided on decorating the hammer. I don't recall how I came to the scriptural themes, but the days of creation and the Apostles Creed seemed appropriate, so that's what I did.
On one side of the hammer is an excerp from the Apostles Creed. I showed it to my mother, and she said she couldn't puzzle out the meaning. Perhaps you can!
Again, the illustrations are offered without commentary.
Looking back, this project began a pattern of encoding scriptural references in ever more obtuse physical cyphers. We don't know where it will all end, but at least we know where it began.
Oh! Right! I remember why I started this project! I wanted to have a vampire-killing kit! Here's the hand-carved white oak stake that goes with it.
So, yeah, it's for killing vampires. Mystery solved!