Best Splitting Axes in 2020

If you’re going to be splitting a lot of wood for burning throughout the winter or year, you’ll be much happier doing it if you have an axe suited for the task. Splitting axes and mauls are made for the task of splitting wood, whether it’s cured, dry rounds of wood for firewood or green, … Read more

How to Hew a Log – from Trees to Lumber

The Big Guide to Hewing Logs with an Axe Hand-hewing a beam from a log by hand, using an axe, is an ancient skill that has been perfected over thousands of years. It was still practised widely in the US up to the middle of the 20th century, when chainsaws became more popular. When felled … Read more

Best Carpenters Axes in 2020

If you’re looking to do any sort of woodworking above and beyond the tasks of felling trees or splitting firewood, you won’t get very far unless you have an axe suited to the task. Roofers, framers, carpenters, log cabin builders, general contractors – they all need to split wood, drive nails in or pull them … Read more

Best Felling Axes in 2020

Fell Trees with Ease with These 7 Axes If you’re going to be felling trees – not just splitting dried logs or rounds of wood, making kindling for a fire, or cutting off branches – you need to choose the right type of axe for it. Felling axes need to have a thin profile for … Read more

Cold Steel Norse Hawk Review

If you’re looking for a lightweight axe with a traditional Viking design that is good value for the money (affordable), the Cold Steel Norse Hawk is probably one of the top five you should consider. Cold Steel has a wide range of tools and the Norse Hawk is one of their most popular products. This … Read more

Council Tool Woodcraft Pack Axe Review

Council Tool makes a range of sharp, tough, premium-quality axes and other large hand tools for both industrial and home use. Their axe line is a creation by American craftsmen and workers in their Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina factory. The Woodcraft pack axe is a portable axe made for doing all the work you might … Read more

Viking Axes and Their History – 2020

Guide to Viking Axes and Their History Vikings are often pictured clutching larger or smaller axes, looking threatening and wild with them in their hands. An indeed axes were an essential part of a Viking’s life. Not just as weapons, but as tools they simply couldn’t do without in their daily lives. An axe was … Read more

How to Use a Drawknife

traditional woodworking drawking

A drawknife is a traditional hand tool for woodworking which shapes wood by removing shavings. It is a slightly curved blade with handles on both ends and it’s pulled or drawn to the user, which is why it’s called a drawknife. With most blades or knives, you push the tool away from you, however, with … Read more