The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter (Paperback)

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The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter (Paperback)

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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.
Dudley Cook bought his first ax at age 14 from a Sears Roebuck catalog. He was educated at Boston University School of Business. During World War II he joined the Marine Corps and fought with distinction in the Pacific Theater on both Guam and Okinawa. He lived in Waterboro, Maine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780811739054
ISBN-10: 0811739058
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2020
Pages: 264
Language: English