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What goes into a Snow and Nealley tool? A tour of the workshop

The person who first told me about Snow and Nealley axes was my father. A lifetime outdoorsman, he had run traplines in Indiana and ridden horseback to work in Montana. We moved to Maine in 1996, into a state famous for its moose, Bean boots, and logging heritage. Snow and Nealley, though, held a special place in his mind as the manufacturer of premium tools for the woods. In the years that followed, my father began to sell Snow and [...]

By |2019-12-14T14:36:36-05:00December 14th, 2019|Heritage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Name Change! Why “The Working Axes”?

When we started selling Snow and Nealley axes online, we chose a name that connected with the Snow and Nealley heritage. We also tried to make clear that, while we were using Snow and Nealley's tagline as our own store name, we were not officially connected with the company. However, over the years we've noticed that the name was a bit confusing. So to clarify our independent relationship with the company, we've adopted a new name: The Working Axes. The [...]

By |2019-12-14T14:36:58-05:00November 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Tips for Better Wood Splitting

Do you love splitting firewood? The heft of the handle in your hand, the satisfying thwack as the wood gives under your maul, the pile of fresh pieces slowly growing—chopping wood can be a very satisfying experience. I'll admit that I never greatly enjoyed cutting firewood in the woods. Running a crosscut saw is pleasant work, but it is slow. And chainsaws, while interesting, are not really my thing. But I grew to like splitting wood. It's slow work, it's [...]

By |2018-02-10T23:45:06-05:00February 10th, 2018|Axe Experiences, Uncategorized|1 Comment