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An Ax to Grind, These Old Cabin Logs & Roofs, Handtools for Trail Work

 
Ben Plummer
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A while ago the US Forest Service made some films that may be a good resource. All of them were uploaded by Ross Gilmore over at Wood Trekker.

"An Ax to Grind" focuses on axe choice and maintenance as well as use, including a good bit in the second part on hewing. The accompanying booklet can be downloaded here.




"These Old Cabin Logs and Roofs" mostly focuses on repairing old log cabins on government claimed land:




"Handtools for Trail Work" is pretty self-explanatory:


 
Emily Aaston
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I'm so glad to see these posted here! I have worked for the park service for years and watched these countless times. Very good information!
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/email
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