I imagine it may not matter, but my interpretation of score up (up from the butt, hew down is run out would head away from the finished piece and not into it. I am not particularly looking at a right/left thing, I can chop both ways, though proceeded with hewing lefty because it felt awkward, being left eye dominant. Traditional orientation would put a post with its post down.

Northern hewer I have enjoyed your reflections of your farm years, as I have farmed and logged with horses for a while.

Good night