Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.
This guy knew where to stack his wood for ease of access .
The cook had to split his own stovewood .
Looks like a doublebit ax was the tool of choice back in the day .
When we first built our house I had double doors with a removable center post put in the basement. I would swing the doors open and drive the tractor and trailer in. The trailer held a half cord stacked. Would just park it at the bottom of the stairs. Now the firewood goes on the front porch, closer, no steps, but out in the weather, Joe.
Got a bit of work done yesterday. Today the snow is gone and it's 69 out.
Getting there. I do my hand splitting over next the wheelbarrow. But since just got a splitter I've been towing it to the trees I cut down.
How are you diggin' that Husqy Swedish Splitter?
I bought a husky splitter and love it. I used to use any old axe from a flea market or yard sale and it was a pain in the b***s. Curious to how they compare to the orange husky or a fiskers. I know one thing when my boy was using it in late summer and early fall he put probably 30-40’ on his baseball swing.
I was torn between those and a German splitter. I'e never tried one, so never pulled the trigger. Seems like a nice design, though I was curious about their effectiveness in harder woods.
Worked fine in red and white oak, beech, maple and cherry. Not so well in some stringy *ss white stuff.
It came sharper than a small Hults Bruk splitting axe I bought . I always heard the Hults Bruk were a little more finished
I've always said that splitting wood is like hitting a ball. It's all in the wrists, bat speed, ax speed, and a good eye. Putting the bat on the ball and putting the ax in the right spot, or same spot twice, Joe.
So far I like it , gonna run it this afternoon .
I agree splitting by hand is great for hand, wrist and forearm strength and really helps with bat speed. But the way it strengthens the core (abdominals) is unmatched
Today's woodpile work .
Exhausted just looking at all that . . .
I do love red gum. Spent 7+ hours driving yesterday and most of that time I was admiring the big red gums I was driving past and how good they'd look CSS in my wood shed. Probably should have been watching the road but we still got home ok .
All that's left are the shorts , we'll get them cleaned up and piled in a bin for drying , waste not want not lol
The spruce piles will be cut up another day .
You and Jerry keep busy!
We try and stay flexible lol
How does the red gum we have here burn compared to the varieties you have back there or are they all about the same
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