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Posted on Problems splitting a log, help needed

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 02:08 AM

Get a limb 4-5 inches diameter and chop 1 end into a 2 sided wedge shape with an ax. They should be 12-15 inches long. Use them to free up your iron wedges. They are called gluts, fancy ones have an iron hoop on the driven end.
Looks like you have twisted and/or interlocked grain. Looks a lot like elm. Heated with would for 30 years, always used a wooden handle wood splitter. Back then dead elms were free for the taking.

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