Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Splitting Headaches

I used to live in a house with a wood burning stove that we used a lot. I'd order one or two cords of firewood in the fall, and then, as time permitted, split it down to a size that would fit in the stove. Not only was this time-consuming and a hassle, but on more than one occasion, I actually whacked a finger that didn't get out of the way in time (I always wore heavy leather gloves).
Now Karl Bunker writing in Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools blog has the answer--one that I'm sure you traditional tool fans have already figured out--the froe. This would have saved me so much time and trouble. Live and learn.

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