Mid-Wales Axe Racing Team
  • Cross Cut Saw 2 Cross Cut Saw 2
  • Welsh Axemen Welsh Axemen
  • Chainsaw Chainsaw - Cutting through lengths of timber (using Axe or Saw) in the fastest time
  • Underhand Chop Underhand Chop - Cut through a length of timber in the fastest time.
  • Crosscut sawing Crosscut sawing - Traditional cross cut sawing, requiring 2 men, races the modern day chainsaw.
  • Hard Hit Hard Hit - Cutting through a log in the minimum number of axe hits
  • Tree Climb Tree Climb - Scale a "tree" using boards inserted into notches, then cut top off.

Welcome to Welsh Axemen

Within these pages you will find out about the sport of Axe Racing, and (more importantly!) when & where to see the Welsh Axemen (see Diary page).

But first, what is Axe Racing? In a nutshell it's using razor sharp axes in competition to simulate the falling of a tree, and cutting it up into lengths.
So it's a work derived sport. It's origins were in the early lumber camps of Australia, New Zealand, & Canada, but now it's spread around the globe.

Here are some of the events:-

  • Tree Climb - Scale a "tree" using boards inserted into notches, then cut top off.
  • Hard Hit - Cutting through a log in the minimum number of axe hits
  • Crosscut sawing - Chainsaw demonstrations include making an article which is then presented to a child in the audience. >
  • Standing Block & Underhand Block - Cut through a length of timber in the fastest time.