Hi everyone..... Johnmark is using a BROAD AX for squaring those timbers...… it is the proper hand ax for flattening or squaring logs …(on one side for floor rafters, or two sides for log cabin walls or all four sides for a squared timber log cabin)….. I have a hand forged BROAD AX, made in Sweden.... (brand new)….. that I am no longer needing.... since I moved from the pacific northwest forest land.... to the high desert of southern New Mexico...…. it is a great tool for building tight log cabins.... I will pass it on to someone that can use it for $100..... plus $20 for U.P.S. or Fedex shipping...….. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Johnmark, you are doing such fine and rewarding work.... such a pleasure using hand tools to create functional beauty.... Sunny
I love these projects and you are doing really fine work. Is the violin finished? I'd love to see how it turned out? I'm just getting started with woodworking as I'm retired now. Seeing your work is inspirational, thank you for sharing.
On a side note; Does anyone know if there a section here on Permies where we can put hand tool restoration projects?
Side side note, lol re: Broad ax alternative, I've found to be a helpful addition to timber shaping toolboxes: Adz. I found it a little easier to control than an ax
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