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#1 posted 01-17-2011 05:43 PM
nothing like a little workout after all the fat Chrismas eating…LOL
but if its becourse some is frezing in the house ….....well I gess you shuold have done it in the autumn = bummer sorry you have to do it now …when its so freaking cold
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#2 posted 01-17-2011 07:52 PM
Call me crazy but i thought you were supposed to use the AX to split the WOOD … not the other way around.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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#3 posted 01-17-2011 08:04 PM
You dang wood chuckers stop chucking my wood.
-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy
#4 posted 01-18-2011 02:37 AM
@ Dennis -
It’s more a comment on what I’m doing today in the classroom – managing (and modeling) manual labor. I spent the last six hours shoveling houston black gumbo from the ground to build a 400 sq ft rose garden. And I don’t like roses. Or black clay. Or red clay. Or shovels. Or chopping wood…ok I like it a little bit, but not six hours!
This new years I was tipsy and chopping wood (seriously, this story starts great and ends hoodrum) and another guest at the party showed me a new technique to get the split – slamming the wood onto the axe to have it act as a wedge. It’s surprisingly effective. As a kid, I used a wedge.
#5 posted 01-18-2011 03:29 AM
OK I get it now sorry for my slow brain
another tip is to aim for the block when you split fire wood green or dryI used your tecnic before and it is effective but after I got the other tipfrom an old man I nearly never have to lift the wood on the axe anymore
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#6 posted 01-18-2011 03:34 AM
I think its a win for the roses. I am a garden and flower fan. I know about digging in the gumbo…. not fun. I am sure the results will be stunning.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."
#7 posted 01-18-2011 06:46 AM
I hope you are right. I’ll be spending an hour or two with that area (I got say, half cleared the way I like it) every coupla weeks until the end of school. By May something should be there. I’ll post pics tomorrow if I remember to bring out the camera.
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#8 posted 01-21-2011 01:36 AM
Don’t you need a splitting maul? -or one of these…
Wood splitting is somehow very therapeutic though! ...and, yes, that is a lovely lot of cherry he is mutilating
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