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Figure 91. Hewing

To make a square timber out of a round log, the men used three tools:
1. A regular felling ax to score the log.
Felling Ax
2. A broadax to hew pieces off of the log.
Broadax
3. An adz to make the timber smooth.
Adz

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Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revise, 2008.