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Re: Step by step - hewing an oak timber
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 05:01:46 PM »
On the topic of axes and hewing, has anyone read the books by Michael Beaudry (The Axe-wielder's Handbook and Crafting Frames of Timber)? He looks, from the youtube videos and search engine hits, to be a very knowledgeable man.

I'm just broke from buying axes and books already, so I'm pinching pennies.  ::) If anyone has read these and has an opinon, I'd be interested to hear it.
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Re: Step by step - hewing an oak timber
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 05:51:31 PM »
I think I have both and if I do I read both.
And they were great.
I have met the man on several occasions.
He's a very nice guy.

Also, I have a video that I put together from a lot of short clips of him doing a demonstration at a guild event.

It's available for $5 plus $1.95 shipping if anyone wants one.

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Re: Step by step - hewing an oak timber
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 09:02:55 PM »
So that would be 695 pennies, Chris....better start pinchin'!!
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Re: Step by step - hewing an oak timber
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2012, 07:48:26 AM »
Hah, if I pinch any tighter, they'll pop out of my hands. Went ahead and bought the books. Thanks for the info, Jim.



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Re: Step by step - hewing an oak timber
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2012, 06:03:14 PM »
Chris,
   I have enjoyed reading your posts. I have checked out the tools on the Neeman site and will be purchasing a broad ax soon. This building is directly across the street from my office. It was moved into town years ago and is maintained by our local historical society. I walk through the breezeway several times a day on my way to the court house or jail and always enjoy looking at the hand hewn timbers.

  

  

  

 

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Re: Step by step - hewing an oak timber
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2012, 09:22:02 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, sir. I'm glad someone enjoys my fumbling attempts.  smiley happysmiley

One of these days, I'll measure up to the iron men of days gone by, but there's a long row to hoe in that direction! Much learning to do and endurance to build.

The building in your post is beautiful. I love our rough-hewn American style. It's definitely man's work, and I can see why you'd like visiting that place often. I'm jealous. We don't have anything like that in my hometown.

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