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Each person wishing to hew must experiment with the suggestions of others and then personalize it into a style that meets the individual's needs.
This, more than any other, is the reason to hew in the woods.
Perhaps this is because I learned to hew with a standard bit ax rather than the broadax, but ironically, I now own and use two broadaxes and have found my stance unchanged when using them.
Care must be taken that the line is pulled straight up and down, keeping the line in the same plane we want to hew.