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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    He didn't have a fancy doo-dad like this thing - he angled the blade slightly at impact and it had exactly the same effect.
    My father called this technique "Chapell's jar" and as a boy I used it a lot to split the seriously hard firewood logs we have in Australia.

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    That special axe been around for a while, the manufacturer of this axe when it came out a few years ago sent one to the US to test by members of a logging forum.

    The axe was tested by many members, the results was pretty much that it worked well on straight grain logs under 10 inches....

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    I say if you're splitting wood for your fire, you should be looking for a bigger cave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    I say if you're splitting wood for your fire, you should be looking for a bigger cave.
    I don't quite understand this comment, gugi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
    My father called this technique "Chapell's jar" and as a boy I used it a lot to split the seriously hard firewood logs we have in Australia.
    I always used a block splitter or a maul as they call them elsewhere. Axe was a waste of time on big hardwood logs unless I wanted slivers for kindling.
    My heater was built from a 44 gall drum so when i say logs ....
    Those in the room who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

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    There's probably more profit in selling axes than using them.

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