I had old axe which needs to be repaired. I also have free evening and nothing to do so I took some beer and started the renovation. Before I realized how far I went with the carvings it was to late to stop. I polished the blade to be like mirror and now I have great looking tool.. but it was hard to do first chopping, because I was worried that I would ruin all my work :) Fortunately tools is working great and still it looks perfect.

First step – selecting right wood for the handle

Carving

Polishing with several sandpapers

Now blade looks like mirror!

Top of the axe – eee… snake head with a firea hairs ? Something like this ;-)

The final effect

Short video from rennovation project