Thank you!Many of the pole lathe instructional videos include some information on shaping blanks with a hatchet. Of all of them, I think Sharif Adams is the most systematic. The video is here:View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKU-2ZUE8lA
. Adams' demonstration of cutting out the blanks starts about 7 minutes in.
Can I recommend a nice, sharp bow saw, too. Much easier to carry on a meander in the woods than a chain saw.Haha I will remember the Norwegian rule! We have woods around us and much of the chain saw use it clearing up old tree and constantly sharpening the teeth. I’d like to be able as an option to meander in the woods and slice some blanks myself. Also helps not fighting over chainsaw usage