|Forum topic by Klickitat||posted 10-16-2015 03:14 AM||706 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-16-2015 03:14 AM
So I was watching a British chap and he picks up a hatchet to narrow a board down before he hits it with a plane rather than ripping it.
Wow the light went off in my head and then I felt really stupid until I realized that this was the first time that I have ever seen anyone ever do it. It makes so much sense though.
I got to thinking that this was probably a common thing at one time and made me reconsider my side axes that that I have. I have always considered them more for timber framing and such. After seeing this video though I feel that the flat sided side axe / hewing hatchet was probably more for taking the bulk of a board off rather than using a ripping saw.
Anyhow I thought i would bring this up for discussion.