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How to Make an Axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

As far as Animal Crossing: New Horizons goes, you’ll always find yourself crafting and building until you begin feeling like a nerd. And that’s a good thing if you come to think of it. When last did you see someone dedicated to island projects that benefit not just them but the residents at large?

Speaking of the projects, you won’t get anything substantial unless you get a chopping tool. Most of the things you’ll build in the game need wood to come to life. And what better tool to chop some pieces off tress than an axe? Keep reading for simple steps on how to craft an axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Steps to Make an Axe in Animal Crossing


Since an axe is one of the first tools you’ll need to shape the world around you as a starter in Animal Crossing, it won’t take long to get one.

Of course, there are a few things you must do to be eligible for axe ownership. And the good thing is only one player will have to do them if more than one person is playing the game on the same Switch. There’s only one progress file for both parties.

So, with that out of the way, follow the steps below on how to craft an axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

  • You’ll need to donate some fish or bugs to Tom Nook to get the axe recipe. So, visit the Residents Services building on your island and talk to him
  • Once you’ve had a conversation with him, he will hand over a Flimsy Net and Flimsy Fishing Net
  • Use the net to capture bugs on your island and use the rod to catch some fish in the water. 
  • When you’ve got some fish or bugs (it doesn’t matter how many or which), return to the Residents Services building at the Main Square and talk to Tom Nook
  • Donate the fish or bugs you’ve acquired to him, and you’ll get the recipe for a Flimsy Axe in return, which are five tree branches and two stones
  • You can get these items by shaking trees and hitting rocks on your island with a shovel. You can also pick them from the ground on your island if you don’t have the required tools to source them yourself
  • Once you’ve gotten the required items to make a Flimsy Axe, go to the Workbench
  • Other than the Workbench introduced to you by Tom Nook on your first day on the island, you can also use the Workbench in the Community Center or in villagers’ homes when they are making something


Final Notes

And that’s how to make an axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Relatively easy, right? Want to know what’s even easier? Check out how to get an axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here, you don’t have to go through the stress of crafting one.

All you have to do is buy one and upgrade it to a much sturdier axe. I’ll see you there.

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