Hello everyone tonight

Hi Don:

Well I am feeling a little better now and appreciate your question

Predominantly axes in general were best used on green wood, I will give you a good example:

Take an Oak tree --one of the harder woods growing--walk up to it and cut off a 3 or 4" diameter limb, it cuts fairly easily--let it lay there for 6 months or so and then come back and try and cut it through the centre, you will see what I mean

Now this cenario goes for just about any working with wood project, and I said just about--hand planing and the like seems to like a dried surface for one example--- maybe others might jump in to this conversation with some pros and cons, let hear some comments

This topic is great for those learning to "work with wood"