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Another major difference in my hewing style is my stance.
The hewing process begins once the tree is dropped.
Much of the waste wood is removed in the process and this prepares the log for hewing.
It may be necessary to repeat the scoring and hewing process.
A heavy double bit ax would also make a good hewing tool: it likewise has a blade that is not too thick.
This is not a normal handhold for ax work and it may feel unnatural, but hewing is not chopping.
Work the log from front to back, hewing along the chalk line.