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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 03-19-2011 04:49 AM

I split maple logs that are over 2 feet in diameter and 10 feet long with a maul and 3 or 4 wedges. Those little guys should be easy. Watch the end grain, It will tell you where it wants to be halved. That is one of the reasons I start my logs that way. I don’t want to be cutting against the natural checks. I had one that made a full quarter twist in about 8 feet :-))

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