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I wasn't sure where to put this... It seemed rude to derail the gapper love thread.

Jesse you posted

jesse markowitz wrote:We also could use more tools up on the lab for getting firewood ready-

Splitting Maul

Moisture Meter

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I'm curious if you all have an axe like this one for splitting....
I haven't noticed one in the pictures so far.
It's the style I used while living in an old farmhouse with only a wood stove for heat.
Not sure I would have managed without it. It sure makes chopping easier.

http://www.jimbodetools.com/Mint-CHOPPER-1-Log-Splitting-Axe-p37196.html

 
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We have tried about every type of maul and powered splitter. Dollar for dollar the best option for our wood (walnut and hedge/osage mostly) is the gransfors bruks splitting maul. It is expensive ($160) but is faster and easier on the body than a hydraulic splitter once you get your rhythm.
 
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I think we were getting cords of poplar. It was 20 years ago so I can't specifically remember. The bark was poplar-ish. lol

All I know is that before that, we had some crappy basic axe that would barely go through a small log. Maybe it needed sharpening. Probably it needed sharpening.
I didn't know much about it back then. We were lucky we didn't burn the house down with the poor setup in that house. The chimney pipe was one pipe (no insert, no covering) that ran straight up from the kitchen, through two levels and through the roof. Pipe right next to the wall and the floor/ceiling/roof touching the pipe where it went through the floors. The house was a 100 years old. I imagine the walls and floor were like dried paper by the time we lived there.
Anyway, the axe with the doomaclunks (my technical term) on the side was a life saver.

Of course, you're going to use what works best for you. I'm just rambling a bit.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.
 
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-All good answers and all thinking inside the box, today I can not get my old tired iMAC to shake hands with U-Tube,take a look at this link, and then do a search
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Penny, My dad used to have one of those.
The little silver arms wedge the wood as you connect with the log, sending it flying to either side. At least that is how it worked on pine logs.
 
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Yep. Have to be careful using them if anyone else is around. Getting pegged with a flying stump piece is no fun. It sure helped me break up some pieces I don't think I could have otherwise.
My sister still uses the axe we had almost 20 years later. It was well worth the money paid for it.
 
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I bet it would help pop poplar and pine. Match the tool to the job.
 
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I'm curious if you all have an axe like this one for splitting....
I haven't noticed one in the pictures so far.



No, we don't have any maul like that here. It seems a lot smaller than a regular maul. This might be useful to have for the smaller gappers who come here.

Thanks Penny!
 
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