Hey everyone what is the best way to manually split firewood. I kkep reading about a wedge . Do you place this in the wood and then it with the back end of the axe or with a maul. I know this questions sounds stupid to most. But I grew up in the city and have never split wood but have recently installed a wood stove.( pics attached) in my garage. I have already got one 13-15 inch log that is about 7 inches tall that I am setting the other logs on to split. Tommorrow I will have a 33 inch log to set them on after I cut down a stump from today. I have been using an axe so far, But am having trouble getting through some of the wood. I have a maul but it didn't seem to do anything it just bounced of the wood when I used it.