About the Split
- Following the grain . . . splitting wood for a campfire or a woodstove, the
split always follows the grain in my experience. The axe head or wedge
serves to start things, but the actual split follows the grain that the
blade ends in. James Cunningham has it right that the effort decreases
after the initial split.
Controlling that split is the great art of the bowyer, which I do not yet
have the patience to try. Sigh. Maybe someday.
To all my friends here, I will either see you or miss you at the War.
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