A silly strip, but if you’ve ever chopped wood, you know how true it is.
Yep, been there.
oak and elm especially. Split wood to heat the house as a teen. Had one elm tree so tough, a 25hp powered wood splitter couldn’t do the job. Dad used the chain saw to split that one.
Usually I’d notice when the ax suddenly got heavier by however much. Does Ted know his own strength.
Should I mention how I learned you don’t split wood with a picture window behind you? I don’t have to now, do I?
I watched Dad who would turn the ax around hitting the back side against the chopping block often splitting the piece.
@Nafisa: That is the correct way to do it. Hickory and Osage Orange are both notorious for being tough to split. You slam it down across the back of the ax (the poll or butt) and the momentum of the wood, according to Newton’s Laws of Motion, completes the split.
We heated our house with wood for a while and it was we boys job to split the wood. Made us strong, I can tell you. Especially in Northern Ohio winters when the wind roars off Lake Erie.
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