This forum is awesome every day we see everything from customs hand forged axes to amazing restorations to new axe designs. We all seem to be addicted to these rudimentary simplistic and useful tools. One thing I think we need to see more of in this forum is the use of these tools in our daily lives. Square_peg did an amazing job of this with his hewing timber tread. So on that note lets see those axes being put to use, lets see them get dirty, lets see them get bet up. I will see if I can start us off with my fire wood collection, a little side business I have. My axes have become a very important part of my processes. I started off with using my chainsaw for 100% of the work minus splitting. Now all limbing of branches 8 inches and lower I handle with my axes. Dont get me wrong I love my chainsaw it does make the job so much more efficient. But the constant noise, refueling, chain dulling, pinched bars get to me after a while. Now so much more of my time is using my axes. The peace of being in the woods, the strength in my hands and the edge on my axes there is nothing that gives me a better sense of fulfillment. Here is my lastest Nicely used that is the way I like my axes. Lets get out there and use them guys.