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    Splitting Firewood

    If you have to split your firewood by hand, this looks like it might be the way to go. Sure beats swing a maul!


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    Ok I need to make one.
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    reminds me of the can crusher my dad has in the garage.
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    Like to see it done with hickory and not maple.
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    Or a nice piece of sweetgum! That is neat though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    Or a nice piece of sweetgum! That is neat though!
    Just what I was thinking. Seems like all the wood I had to split when I was a kid was from the most gnarly tree my Dad could find.

    Pretty cool though
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    Smile

    It looks great. However it is too big for my yard---Remember, Southern Calif. land is expensive.

    The smiley did not go where I planned. It was to show I was being facetious.

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    I have to admit, There is something enjoyable, cathartic really, about using a maul to split firewood.

    Sometime I even yell a little bit as I swing the maul to split a particularly stubborn piece of wood.

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    Best maul/splitter I've ever used.
    http://au.fiskars.com/Gardening-Yard...itting-Axe-X27

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    Dan that is a Cool Tool.

    John that Fiskars Splitting Axe is pretty neat, wish they were around when I used to split wood. Oh well, it's easier just to think about it.
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