The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter
The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.
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The Tool of Necessity
Ax or Chain Saw?
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