for sure Timbeal- or maybe even the other way around, and the tree selects the project. enough hewing to get to square at the joinery, and to heartwood most other places, and that's the dimension.

one thing i've found is those rubber gloves make holding the axe less work. they're grippy. staying relaxed and working with a good day long rhythm also helps. in log building we had 6-pack days- one man- six logs scribed. the chainsaw allowed for a more mechanical, steady day. with hewing it's more like 1 timber hewed and then on to some other kind of lighter work.