Curator Barry Stiles takes us through the process of hand-hewing a log. All log cabins in this region of the mountains were made of hewn logs. This was a process for squaring-off logs to make constructing cabins easier and more stable. Before saws, all of this was done by hand with two types of axes: a felling ax and a broad ax. To learn more about hewing, and woodwoorking in general, check out The Foxfire Book!