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Hand Hewing

The art of hand hewing dates back hundreds of years. Using a series of hand tools, one can convert a tree into a useable timber of any custom shape. Most sawmills are limited to 20-30ft lengths while the only limitation when hewing is the length of the tree itself. Custom shapes can be hewn such as a five sided ridge beam, or a jowled or gun stock post. This technique is environmentally friendly and has character that cannot be reproduced by a machine.