The Ax Book

The Ax Book Author Dudley Cook
ISBN-10 0911469168
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 134
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The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood Author Lars Mytting
ISBN-10 9781782066620
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 192
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THE BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, NORWEGIAN WOOD is the perfect fireside read, and an ideal seasonal gift. Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture. Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide. NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK make the ultimate companion set.

Keeping Warm with an Ax

Keeping Warm with an Ax Author Dudley Cook
ISBN-10 PSU:000006344948
Release 1981-01
Pages 139
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Keeping Warm with an Ax has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Keeping Warm with an Ax also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Keeping Warm with an Ax book for free.

The Wood Fire Handbook

The Wood Fire Handbook Author Vincent Thurkettle
ISBN-10 9781845337414
Release 2012-09-24
Pages 224
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'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile Featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!

The Lumberjacks

The Lumberjacks Author Donald MacKay
ISBN-10 9781770703056
Release 2007-05-15
Pages 320
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Short-listed for the 1978 Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction The 19th century spawned a unique breed of men who took pride in their woodsmen skills and rough codes of conduct. They called themselves lumberers, shantymen, timber beasts, les bucherons – and, more recently, lumberjacks, working in the vast forests of eastern Canada and British Columbia. Across the country, farm boys would go to the woods, lumbering being the only winter work available. Immigrants – Swedes and Finns more often than not – resumed the trades they had learned so well in the forests of northern Europe. They broke the cold, hard monotony of camp life with songs, tall tales and card games. Within these pages, author Donald MacKay allows us a glimpse into that moment in our heritage when men entered the virgin forest to carve out an industry from the seemingly endless array of pine, spruce, maple and balsam fir found there.

Your Cabin in the Woods

Your Cabin in the Woods Author Conrad E. Meinecke
ISBN-10 9780316395496
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 288
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Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke's classic works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building something with your own two hands. For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke's odes to the simple life, Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living. For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package. In writing both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, from choosing land to using tools to the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house. A number of sections focus on the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out. He also provides instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke's thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong. Practical as it may be, the book's enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, "Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating."

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees Author Robert Penn
ISBN-10 9780141977522
Release 2015-10-29
Pages 256
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Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

The Axe and Man

The Axe and Man Author Charles A. Heavrin
ISBN-10 IND:30000079302927
Release 1998
Pages 173
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The Axe and Man has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Axe and Man also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Axe and Man book for free.

Old Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

Old Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them Author George A. Martin
ISBN-10 9780486782454
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 192
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First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. Learn how to construct portable fences and hurdles, fences for streams and gullies, wickets, stiles, and other barriers and railings. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions for installing stone, sod, board, picket, and other types of fences as well as hedges, posts, wooden and iron gates, and similar enclosures. In addition to its value as a manual, this volume is also a fine armchair book for enthusiasts of nostalgic Americana.

American Axes

American Axes Author Henry J. Kauffman
ISBN-10 9781883294120
Release 1994
Pages 151
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Reprint. Originally published: Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Greene Press, 1972.


Bushcraft Author Mors L. Kochanski
ISBN-10 1551051222
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 304
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Longtime wilderness educator Mors Kochanski has dedicated his life to learning and teaching about the lore of the forest. With clear instructions, extensive use of diagrams and a color photo supplement, this comprehensive reference includes all the practical skills and knowledge essential for you to survive and enjoy the wilderness: * Lighting and maintaining a fire * Chopping wood and felling a tree * Creating a shelter and keeping warm * Safe use of the axe and bush knife * Plants and animals important for survival * Food, water and outdoor cooking * Wilderness first aid. * This bestseller should be required reading for hikers, campers, hunters, foresters, backwoods adventurers, scouts, youth groups--anyone with a passion for the outdoors.

Homeowner s Complete Guide to the Chainsaw

Homeowner s Complete Guide to the Chainsaw Author Brian J. Ruth
ISBN-10 1565233565
Release 2009
Pages 199
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With color step-by-step color photos throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations--such as cutting firewood, taking down small trees and grooming hedges--are tackled with expert advice and an emphasis on safety, in a book that also includes a buyer's guide to chainsaw types and an appendix that identifies and explains the parts of a chainsaw. Original.

Knife and Axe Skills for Wilderness Survival

Knife and Axe Skills for Wilderness Survival Author Bob Holtzman
ISBN-10 0785833854
Release 2016-01-30
Pages 192
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An outdoor survival guide that utilizes two of the most popular and versatile tools carried by many hikers, campers, and hunters: knives and axes. Each chapter presents the knife or axe skills and activities essential for wilderness survival, including: using a knife and axe, carrying and caring for a knife, securing food with a knife, sharpening an axe, and constructing watercraft with a knife.

The Scything Handbook

The Scything Handbook Author Ian Miller
ISBN-10 9781550926279
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 160
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The Scything Handbook brings centuries-old Austrian scything techniques into the 21st century. This elegant and effective tool can mow lawns, harvest small crops, and cut back wildflower meadows without disrupting wildlife. Detailed illustrations cover scythe assembly, perfecting the stroke, honing, peening, uses, and aftercare. Scything produces beautiful lawns, luscious mulch and a blissful workout for the modern gardener and homesteader.

Tracking the Weretiger

Tracking the Weretiger Author Patrick Newman
ISBN-10 9781476600567
Release 2012-09-19
Pages 216
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Drawing on dramatic accounts by European colonials, and on detailed studies by folklorists and anthropologists, this work explores intriguing age-old Asian beliefs and claims that man-eating tigers and "little tigers," or leopards alike, were in various ways supernatural. It is a serious work based on extensive research, written in a lively style. Fundamental to the book is the evocation of a long-vanished world. When a man-eater struck in colonial times, people typically said it was a demon sent by a deity, or even the deity itself in animal form, punishing transgressors and being guided by i.

The Scythe Book

The Scythe Book Author David Ward Tresemer
ISBN-10 WISC:89085200525
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 197
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In the last few years, interest in the scythe has grown remarkably; and so have the sales of The Scythe Book. Now Peter Vido, who has written two outstanding articles for Small Farmer s Journal on the use of the scythe, has contributed an addendum for this book on the practical use of the scythe based on his own extensive research and experience."

The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned Author Charles Fort
ISBN-10 9781585092789
Release 2006
Pages 228
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This volume, based on 27 years of research, explores the gray area between science and fantasy: flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, spontaneous combustion, and more.