hello everyone tonight

Hi Don

As I look at that picture of you hewing, I noticed that you are grasping the axe handle in a right handed stance (right hand leading), but working like you are left handed, and in the left handed direction normally used by left handed people

I find this unusual I wonder if you could explain how you are able to accomplish this or if it just comes naturally to you

just wondering--nice photo

You are right the timber trade was conducted like you say, the trees were felled here in north America--(Canada)--squared up--rafted down the river to Montreal Que. loaded into the hull of the ocean going vessels and unloaded wherever--