Ax Book, The
The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter
By Dudley Cook
Illustrated by S. Lawrence Whipple
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.
“From tree selection to fireside cheer, Cook takes the reader every step in the wood-harvesting process, tree felling, climbing, bucking, wood handling, splitting, cutting to size, storing and burning... vivid, entertaining anecdotes from a lifetime of experience.”
—Bud Leavitt, Bangor (ME) Daily News
1999; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 8.50"x 11"; 144 pages; Paperback