I embarked, several months ago now, on a mission to buy an American made axe.
I draw up a design for what I intend my plaid-handled axe to look like.
My brand new (six-year old) axe that had never been swung over a man's shoulder.
Sanding, priming, taping, painting, staining, and finish by applying coats of poly urethane.
After sanding the area which would receive paint, I covered the handle in multiple coats of primer. Next was to tape out my custom design and paint each section (as you see above).
Check back in later this week for the final outcome. I'm quite pleased.