The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter
The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter ePUB
The ax is an indispensable tool for every woodsman. The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.
Even those who use chainsaws and other power equipment need to be familiar with the hand tools of their craft.
An ideal resource for anyone who wants to fell trees and take lumber or firewood from the wood lot or forest.
The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws, and wedges, and their use and care to take down trees, section and split and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.
Every page of this book is endowed with the confident, unfakable authority of real experience.
Cook takes the reader over every step in the wood-harvesting process—tree felling, limbing, bucking, wood handling, splitting, cutting to size, storing, and burning. Cook packs his book with vivid, entertaining anecdotes from a lifetime of experience.