Woodsmanship by Bernard S. Mason free download
I am sure many folk will enjoy this 1945 book called Woodsmanship by Bernard S. Mason
It is 65 years out of date which puts it back in the time when folk used axes and cross cut saws. It is written from an American perspective and has some flaws but I still like it. Lovely line drawings showing good practice for using the axe, manhandling timber, building woodpiles etc.
I skimmed through it after downloading it and it looks to have some great info in there. A very cool addition to the other great axe info downloads and stuff in this thread. It was the picture above while doing a google image search that lead me to finding this, that image made me curious as to what it was from so took a look.
*edit to add, ok I just found another cool PDF download. Axe Manual of Peter McLaren http://www.scribd.com/doc/9356136/Axe-M ... er-McLaren
Also I should mention neither of these is a direct download, you can safely go to either link preview the PDF then decide if you want to download it.If outdoor living is for you this manual on how to use an axe is something you need. If you love camping or are interested in survival skills this book teaches a valuable skill.