Introduction: How to Split Wood

In this video I'll show you how to split wood with a maul while wearing a moose hat.


sparus (author)2014-10-21

power is nothing without control. Funny and usefull ;)

PaleHorseRider (author)sparus2014-10-26

This is a way to split wood that WILL get you sore.

I recommend using a similar technique; and never use a maul unless you plan on hitting it with a sledge hammer.

Instead use a regular axe; I will display how to whenever I can.

rimar2000 (author)2012-07-06
  1. Thanks for the captions, I can understand wrote English but not spoken.
  2. Thanks for the fun, I laughed a lot imagining myself trying to split these logs. Brute force only, don't work.
  3. Thanks for that beautilful landscape.
BigNate84 (author)rimar20002012-07-06

Thank you Osvaldo. It takes a good amount of time to write out the captions so I am glad to know that you found it useful. I have more How-To videos on my BigNate84 YouTube channel that all include captions. I'm glad you enjoyed the landscape and got a laugh out of the video. It was filmed in New Hampshire. Take care!

CaseyCase (author)2012-07-05

Nice, but I prefer this guy's method...

BigNate84 (author)CaseyCase2012-07-06

Thats great! I've seen that video before. He does a good job.

CaseyCase (author)BigNate842012-07-06

It's definitely a different approach (splitting slabs off of the sides of the round) with a specialized tool. Here is a link to the inventor's site-- It looks like a super efficient way to split firewood.

BigNate84 (author)CaseyCase2012-07-06

Thanks Casey. I wonder if its the design of the new and improved tool that makes the difference or the type of wood and amount of time it was left to season? Probably a combination of both. In the video above we were using freshly cut pine (not recommended) we should have waited a season or two so the wood could dry out and split more easily. I like the efficiency of the tire method used in the link you attached.

Lorddrake (author)2012-07-05

did you say step 3 .. grip the maul Moosely?

BigNate84 (author)Lorddrake2012-07-05

If I was a little more clever I would have totally said that, haha.

jessyratfink (author)2012-07-05

5 stars for moose hats! Excellent!

BigNate84 (author)jessyratfink2012-07-05

haha thanks Jessy. Everything is more fun with a moose hat.

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