Thursday, 23 December 2010

Splitting wood

I felled some trees today and couldn't pass up on the opportunity to use the old faithfull Elwell splitting wedges to cleave the wood for axe handles, I didn't have a mallet so knocked up a wooden on from one of the limbs, I used the a chainsaw to shape the handle of the mallet, it worked well and the wood split in no time at all.

I love using these wedges and find them very accurate at cleaving, the wood isn't the best for large axe handles but for small hatchets it will be fine as the growth rings are quite far appart.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from rain soaked Southern California.

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    May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

    And always remember... Smiles don't have to be saved for a rainy day. It's good to waste them :-)