- $40 - Brand new Snow & Nealley axe (six years old and retails for ~$90)
- $16 - 4 Sprays (3 colors and a primer)
- $5 - Stain
- $5 - Poly urethane
May 17, 2012
Axe Project: Part 2 of 2
The poly urethane is dry and the axe now shines. Peeling the remaining pieces of 3M tape from the handle, I worried the colors to appear differently than I imagined, but I'm satisfied with the results. It's plaid. It's red, white, and blue; American. I put a fresh edge on the blade with my leather strop then took to the woods for a weekend to put her to the test. I can report no problems while splitting camp firewood for an afternoon. The Snow & Nealley axe itself is strong, sturdy and straight. The paint blends into the wooden handle quite finely for a smooth swinging motion. I'm proud to have a new American-made axe that I had a hand in the final outcome. Total cost of the project: $66.