hello everyone tonight

Hi Don

Those are great views, and I am sure very educational indeed

That first axe even with the straight axe handle ( no up sweep after exiting the head) should work well, but having said that it means that the hewer will need to bend down more as he works along, at least using the method that I use, because I like to chop/hew with the keen edge of the axe parallel with the centre line of the log, striking downwards

I know others work differently ie: striking back along the side of the log, not my preferred way by any means

It just makes my blood run cold to see how some hew, not safely by any stretch of the imagination