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The ax book : the lore and science of the woodcutter
Cook, D. (Dudley), 1921-2000.
Uniform Title:
Keeping warm with an ax
Publication Information:
Chambersburg, Pa. : Alan C. Hood & Co., [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 134 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Keeping warm with an ax. New York : Universe Books, 1981.
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Format :


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TJ1201.A9 C66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TJ1201.A9 C66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Table of Contents

Castle Freeman
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 The Tool of Necessityp. 1
2 Ax or Chain Saw?p. 4
3 First Bloodp. 7
4 The Hurricane of '38p. 9
5 The "Right" Axp. 12
6 The Efficient Axp. 15
7 The Double-Bitted Axp. 19
8 Swinging an Axp. 22
9 Felling Trees--Preliminariesp. 27
10 Felling--Hinge and Kickback Stopp. 29
11 Felling--Other Means of Controlp. 33
12 Felling Hazardsp. 38
13 Tree Felling in the Marinesp. 42
14 Limbing and Buckingp. 44
15 Splittingp. 48
16 The Right Woodp. 54
17 Effects of Temperature and Weatherp. 58
18 Handling Your Woodp. 61
19 Big Ones into Little Onesp. 66
20 Storing Your Woodp. 71
21 Burning Your Woodp. 75
22 Sharpening Axesp. 79
23 Handlesp. 83
24 Hanging an Axp. 90
25 Other Woods Toolsp. 93
26 Sawsp. 96
27 Sharpening Sawsp. 99
28 Operating with a Sawp. 109
29 The Exercise Elementp. 112
30 Your Woodlotp. 114
31 The Futurep. 120
Glossaryp. 124
Bibliographyp. 130
Indexp. 131