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Posted on easy (safe) way to split logs into usable halves or quarters for turning

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#1 posted 1222 days ago

The 10” log will only allow you to turn a maximum size block of 10” (at the wide side), so take the chainsaw (or what you have) and cut the log into 10” lengths; then take your axe and whack it thru the pith to halve it, then halve the half-piece for a quarter if you like. Trim them as needed to fit your lathe and start making shavings! Same thing with the 6” log, but at 6” lengths instead. Have fun!

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