How to Split Large Rounds of Wood Easily

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Introduction: How to Split Large Rounds of Wood Easily

About: Chopping and splitting wood the easy way.

Splitting large rounds of wood is a pain. When you start splitting the pieces go everywhere. You have to bend over, pick them up and stand them on end in order to chop the next piece. Pieces will even fly off and smash into your legs. This is an easy hack to save you some time and swearing.

Step 1: Step 3: Hat

We highly suggest wearing a lumberjack hat. Not mandatory, but it is best practice.

Step 2: Step 1: Make Life Easier and Watch the Video.

Link to video (please watch it...it's just over a minute long):

Step 3: Step 2: Gear

Step 2 is simple, grab an old chain and a bungee cord. Gloves and eye protection are a really good idea too.

Step 4: Step 4: Wrap the Log With Chain and Bungee Cord

Kind of self explanatory; but wrap the chain and bungee cord around the log so it is snug.

Step 5: Step 5: Start Splitting

Now just start splitting wood. The chain and cord will keep pieces from flying everywhere which means you don't have to keep standing up logs which are determined to fall back down again.

Don't let that wood make a fool out of you!

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    Oh man! I completely forgot to pimp out the video! If you haven't watched it please take a peak! Video is embedded in article. It's only about a minute long so even if you hate it - you'll only hate it for a little while.

    Thanks tomatoskins!

    Thanks tomatoskins! Yeah - I've used tires before too. I am actually looking for a smaller tire to split single smaller logs....but that got me thinking about building an adjustable log holder...basically use a pedal to constrict the holder....so it could hold any sized log. I'll keep you updated if I get that in the works!