Looks to be a full size one yes?
Stand with your legs astride the work piece. and swing gently at a shallow angle so that you only just kiss the work, don't try and take large sections off at a time but rather chip away at a curl of wood until it comes off.
Slow work but you pick it up quickly enough and it is easy to get the hang of. I always used to hold it so that my strong hand did the work while my weaker hand would control it and make sure the angle was right.
What do you plan on making? - Pretty good tools for log cabin building, trust me on that one.
Make sure it is very sharp.
Best thing I can tell you is to go very slowly. - they don't tend to bight too deep unless you are doing it wrong. Depending on what you are making you should look into the GB cupped adze.
All the best
Last edited by Everything Mac; 03-04-2011 at 18:58.
FEATHER FORGE - Traditional Blacksmithing
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