axes--> the way as tao. invariably. i chop left handed, with the left hand up front. it seems natural to have the timber on the right. though i can understand how it might feel proper to have that guiding hand go in a smooth arc. that gransfor axe curves on its own, describing a forward arc down the face of the timber. this arc then smooths out and falls to plumb.

boy that axe looks small in his hands.

and a pretty timber getting all chaotic and sculptural.

Last edited by toivo; 05/12/09 07:36 PM. Reason: being more responsive