How to chop wood?
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Let's talk about firewood. And more specifically, how to prick them. Not everyone knows how to chop firewood, but many people think that there is nothing simpler if only strength was. Strength by force, but here you need a special skill that can be called art. Imagine that you have a dacha, in the late autumn you really want to heat a stove or a fireplace so that a warm spirit goes through the house. So, we need to prepare firewood.
How to chop firewood
Where to begin? First of all, make sure that you are all right with health. This process is very laborious and requires a lot of physical strength. If the health is all right, then you can collect the tool. Namely, you will need:
- A cleaver is a tool that looks like an ax, but it is not sharp and more massive. If the cleaver is forged, then this is a big plus, as in the process of work on the cleaver, they sometimes beat with a sledge hammer, and the cast cleaver does not always withstand this load. If a cleaver is heavy, then it will be easier for them to split the log, but its mass plays a smaller role in the work than the form. The best cleaver is the one that the blacksmith forged according to your individual order. But, the axes, which were manufactured at the factory, also justified themselves.
- A solid board or scoop is an item on which you will chop firewood. If you settle down with this work on the ground, then you will be very uncomfortable, since the earth springs, is pressed and the blow of the cleaver will be softened.
About how to chop wood, video on the Internet can watch everyone. And we will try to explain the whole technique in words. Firewood from hardwood will be harder to prick, and from soft - easier. The ax, which has a cleaver, must be taken with two hands lower. The lower you take it, the stronger your blow will be. Legs should be wider than shoulders. In this position, it will be easier for you to make a flutter blow and at the same time do not stagger yourself. When chopping wood can fall or bounce logs. Stand, when the legs are shoulder-width apart, will protect you from injury.
You must strike a blow abruptly and abruptly. You invest all your strength into it. In this case, the cleaver must move in an arc, then he himself will provide the best penetration into the tree. You can add strength to the blow due to the fact that you sit down, the blow will gain more and speed.
If you have already done the blow, the cleaver may remain in two positions: the tree split, and it passed between the legs or stuck into the block.A cleaver should not bounce or step aside. There may be another case: a cleaver stuck in the wood. If he was in the block, then hit him with a sledgehammer, and the tree will crack, and if he didn’t pierce the tree, then pull it back and knock it again. Be careful that the cleaver, if it bounces, does not hit you.
Everything will turn out, but not immediately
No one has yet learned to chop wood from the first time. Therefore, be patient, do not despair if you do not immediately get it. Be careful and follow the safety precautions. It is recommended that you wear special glasses before starting to prevent slivers from getting into your eyes. Do not try to chop all the wood at one time, then your muscles and back may hurt. It is good if for the first chopping of firewood you find a person who in practice would show you the whole process of work. I would point you to your mistakes and check your first actions.
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