Clarke writes – “The druidical science of axemanship is not dead. Wielding an axe expertly is more than meets the eye. Can you properly ‘hang’ an axe? Are you able to detect hidden flaws when choosing a new axe handle? Bernie Weisgerger is a historic preservation specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. He oversees the restoration of remote historic buildings using traditional technologies and materials. Bernie was the building consultant for the PBS series Frontier House. His manual An Axe to Grind is as complete a treatment of the subject as one is likely to find. Available as a PDF (17.2 M) and in HTML.” Link.
HOW TO – Make an axe