I have no experience riving anything longer than four feet long or ten inches diameter. Now I am curious about large riving.

Speaking of riving, I am disassembling a federal period cape and the studs used for the second floor walls were two inch planks split to 4" to 6" widths, who cares if the sides are uneven.

Back to the adzing questions. How do you stand to adz diagonally across a beam? I have never seen a skewed adz, is there such a thing? I still do not understand how to consistantly swing an adz with a sideways arc.

I look forward to visiting UCV sometime!


The closer you look the more you see.
"Heavy timber framing is not a lost art" Fred Hodgson, 1909