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An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual

About the Author

Bernie Weisgerber is a historic preservation specialist for the USDA Forest Service. He has been in charge of the Northern Region's Historic Preservation Team, headquartered in Missoula, MT, since 1991. He worked for the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center before coming to work for the Forest Service.

Bernie and his crew of skilled craftsmen restore historic Federal buildings, often at remote sites, using traditional technologies and materials. The team's projects often provide training opportunities for other Federal employees and the general public, as part of the Forest Service's Passport in Time and Heritage Expeditions programs. Weisgerber has twice been a guest craftsman on National Public Broadcasting's This Old House television series.

Passport in Time and Heritage Expeditions are part of the USDA Forest Service's Heritage Program that allows the public to explore the past on their national forests.

Additional single copies of this document may be ordered from:

USDA Forest Service
Missoula Technology and Development Center
5785 Hwy. 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808–9361
Phone: (406) 329–3900
Fax: (406) 329–3719

Electronic copies of MTDC's documents are available on the Internet at:–d/