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Posted on Stiff hands from axe/adze work?

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 01:26 AM

I can’t speak for axe work personally but I can for adze work and I’m sure the answer is the same. As mentioned above, loosen up. An adze cut can be almost as fine as a plane cut but it must be done with a relaxed grip. Tense muscles can’t give the fine control and will also eventually cramp. Golf is a good comparison. You can’t get it done with a death grip.

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