maggiekb at April 17th, 2014 09:28 — #1
ryan_kittleson at April 17th, 2014 09:38 — #2
Wow, so many changes to minecraft since the last update...
mister44 at April 17th, 2014 09:45 — #3
Yeah but what kind of wood is that? I've split wood where I could pretty lazily bring the ax down and split it. I've split wood where I bring the ax down with all my might and the log just looks at me like, "That all you got, son?"
Neat idea about using the tire! Fortunately for me, I won't be splitting wood any time soon.
nscafe at April 17th, 2014 09:46 — #4
I'm going to keep the tire thing in mind the next time I need to deal with logs and want just a bit more safety, I like that axe too...
maggiekb at April 17th, 2014 09:48 — #5
Yeah, the tire seemed like almost as big a development as the axe itself.
walt_buchanan at April 17th, 2014 09:49 — #6
I like the idea but $250.00 is a bit steep for an axe.
jared_kaufman at April 17th, 2014 09:51 — #7
Yes, but what is your time worth? Having split a log or two in my day with a conventional axe, this contraption looks like it would save a TON of time...
jared_kaufman at April 17th, 2014 09:55 — #8
It's still amazing to me that after a couple-hundred thousand years, we are still inventing new tools that have never (to our knowledge) been created before, especially considering how relatively simply this axe is designed.
dreamboatskanky at April 17th, 2014 09:58 — #9
Time actually weighs less the closer it gets to the axe horizon.
jared_kaufman at April 17th, 2014 10:01 — #10
Okay, okay this contraption looks like it would save a SIGNIFICANT QUANTITY of time...
logruszed at April 17th, 2014 10:07 — #11
The one issue I can see is that the axe head is going to toss itself to one side when you bring it down, the lever action, but that seems highly likely to torque your/my wrist severely with each impact unless I'm holding the thing real loosey-goosey.
chromecoat at April 17th, 2014 10:08 — #12
I NEVER use an axe to split wood. I don't know anybody who does. The thing you use is called a SPLITTING MAUL. Also, this guy is demonstrating with short sections of straight grained aspen. So, he's demonstrating with about the easiest thing to split. For a real test you'd have to get up into the wood that branches off. But yes, this guy's Finnish axe is lighter and would make an easier job of splitting a cord of aspen.
jardine at April 17th, 2014 10:09 — #13
Screw axes. Bring in hydraulics.
joey_bladb at April 17th, 2014 10:11 — #14
If you have a cord of logs to split, just go rent a log splitter from Home Depot and be done in a couple of hours.
jandrese at April 17th, 2014 10:13 — #15
I was seriously disappointed that his example logs were all lightwood with no knots in it. How about some scrub pine? Some Oak? Maybe a Willow? I don't need a special axe to easily split birch.
ryuthrowsstuff at April 17th, 2014 10:14 — #16
Reasonable sure you could get a decent log splitter for that much.
walt_buchanan at April 17th, 2014 10:16 — #17
jared_kaufman at April 17th, 2014 10:20 — #18
Potentially higher total cost of ownership, plus a mechanical log splitter requires some sort of non-food fuel source (liquid combustible, electricity, etc).
ryuthrowsstuff at April 17th, 2014 10:22 — #19
I use an axe to split wood. As do, honestly, most people. It's (partially) what the general use axes that are most common are designed for. I' do , however, only use them for smaller chunks of well seasoned wood, and use a Wed for anything gnarly, big or particularly dense. I also tend to keep the thing nice and sharp, and regrind theedge with that use in mind. It's lighter and faster and frankly friendlier for 90% of my splitting.
ryuthrowsstuff at April 17th, 2014 10:25 — #20
There are shit simple hand cranked one's, lever run, or even one's that work by dropping weights for height using pulleys. I've even seen people make them from oldcar parts
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