Splitting Wood with an Axe

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Expert naturalist John Rhyder demonstrates the safest, most efficient way to use an axe to split wood for anything from fence posts to bow staves. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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Great video as always John. Thanks for sharing.


November 11, 2015

+La taverne de la fougère some logs are best left for the bugs!

John Rhyder

November 24, 2015

Great video. I love how you give the details in why you want to make sure you split it straight and tips on how to bring it back.


January 16, 2016

You are an ambassador in wood processing and safety., thanks a lot sir.


February 24, 2017

Can this method be used with bigger logs as well?
Cheers, Robby


August 9, 2017

very useful, thanks.


March 15, 2018

Now that's a very well made video i like how you didn't make a second wedge and showed the disadvantage of only having one wedge but also showed how to work around it.

Denver Kirk

September 23, 2019


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