Feb 282012

broadaxeProbably one of the most important tools that you can have if you are hewing the logs yourself.  Hewing is basically the process from taking a round log and making a flat edge.  This is essential with stacking the locks on top of each other to build your wall.  A broadaxe is used in the final steps to create a much smoother edge to the log for stacking.  You have to make sure its smooth and very flat and the broadaxes’ large sharp one sided blade allows you to cut a smooth side to a log.  Check this video out because it actually shows you how you can hew a log completely with a broadaxe.  This guy does it pretty quickly but you get the idea.  If you want to make it more pretty, just take your time with it.

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