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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 01-17-2011 04:23 PM 759 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.



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Dennisgrosen

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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

take care
Dennis

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chrisstef

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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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wseand

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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

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WhiskeyWaters

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#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!

@Chrisstef

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.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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Dennisgrosen

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#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 dry
I used your tecnic before and it is effective but after I got the other tip
from an old man I nearly never have to lift the wood on the axe anymore

take care
Dennis

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Roz

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 03:34 AM

Sorry dude, 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."

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WhiskeyWaters

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 06:46 AM

Roz -

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.

WW

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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learnin2do

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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

-- christine

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