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Hand Splitting Firewood (Part I)

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Path To The Frontier

I thought it might be worthwhile to have a discussion item on splitting firewood by hand having observed that for many people this isn’t something they’ve readily experienced or utilized. For those practiced in hand splitting the firewood rounds, they probably won’t read anything here that they don’t already know. However, for those of you that haven’t split wood by hand or have limited experience doing it, I hope you find this informative.

There are many tools and techniques for splitting wood but, despite numerous information on the tools and techniques, the most important component regarding splitting wood is the wood itself. The first aspect of wood is whether or not the wood is green or cured. Green wood is typically wood freshly cut from a live tree. Although this type of wood can be more easily manipulated than seasoned wood with some tools to make things such as hand…

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Author: scarboroughwoodlandpeople

We are two different groups of volunteers ,the SCV work all over the Scarborough aria doing a variety of tasks in conjunction with SBC we also are the lease holders on around 15 acres of meadow ,we only have 99 years to sort it out . The SWAG group are at the moment concentrating on Raincliffe Woods & forge Valley ,they meet on the first Sunday of the month to carry out tasks and have events in the woodland . and hope to see you there Ron Baxter Chair

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