From the time this manuscript began as a series of audio tapes, An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual has benefited from a lot of assistance. I would like to thank the following Missoula Technology and Development Center staff and other Forest Service employees for their major contributions.
|John Alley (Northern Region)||Printing|
|Michelle Beneitone||Text processing|
|Ted J. Cote||Design and layout|
|David Michael (Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest)||Review|
|Brian Vachowski||Project Leader, research,writing, editing|
|Gloria Weisgerber (Northern Region)||Review|
|Jerry Taylor Wolf||Research, editing|
I would also invite you to look at the companion video program, An Ax to Grind. Parts 1 and 2 of the program are each 30 minutes long. Copies are available from MTDC at the following address:
USDA Forest Service
Missoula Technology and Development Center
5785 Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808
Many of the photographs are of axes from Bernie Weisgerber's personal collection. Many of the illustrations were drawn by Frederic H. Kock for Bernard S. Mason's book, Woodsmanship (1954). The illustrations are used here by permission of Mrs. Frederic H. Kock.