Splitting Wood by Hand Safely/Effectively

This class is meant to improve efficiency and introduce an understanding of wood splitting that would take years of experience, and miles of wood split, to attain otherwise. The first half will be a discussion and demo covering theory, reading wood, tools, technique, body mechanics, effective strategies, safety, misconceptions and common mistakes. The second half will be hands on with a pile of firewood and splitting tools. Participants planning ahead should bring axes, mauls and wedges from home for use and assessment.