Hi everyone tonight:

Well back to basics again.

Every once in a while I like to return to hand hewing something that I loved to do for many years.

In this photo I am putting on the "Finishing Pass" along a pine timber.

For some of you that might not be familiar with my hewing terms the finishing pass is removing the last 3/4" of material along the log you are working on. this will bring you or in this case me as I work right down to the blue chalk line that is the reference finished surface.

Now it will still be a rough surface but should exhibit the tell tale bite of the scoring axe-- just slightly--and these marks should be approx 3" to 4" inches apart.

Hope you enjoy