by D. Cook
The Ax is an indispensable tool for every woodsman. Even those who use chainsaws and other power equipment need to be familiar with the hand tools of their craft. In many situations, nothing will do but an ax. This book has proven to be an ideal resource for anyone who wishes to fell trees and take lumber or firewood from the forest. The Ax Book tells you how to use an ax effeciently for every task it can perform, especially in connection with cutting firewood: felling trees, trimming them, sectioning them and spliting them. The author isn't afraid to compare the ax with the chainsaw in this work, and he explains the use of the latter as well. The book is full of illustrations.