Logo design based on clients clear desire

A long time friend recently hired me to design his brand image. It is a great example of how I can create an effective design while meeting my customer's desires. The logo is based upon reflection of an award won by this custom woodworker. Below is also the first logo presented as well as the award itself.

The image ABOVE is the final result of reflecting the actual award.

The image BELOW is my first presentation, using the hammer image from the award.


Below is the actual award.