Engineer soldier's handbook. Page: 6
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BASIC FIELD MANUAL
round timber. It must be used carefully or the user may
be injured. The correct way to use the adz is to stand astride
the log and take short hewing strokes. (See fig. 5.) The
log is first scored with chopping strokes, or with shallow cuts
made with a saw.
O Start. Top of swing.
p Down swing. Swing completed.
FIGURE 3.--Using the ax on horizontal timber.
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United States. War Department. Engineer soldier's handbook., book, June 2, 1943; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28313/m1/12/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.