Off topic post here ; does anyone know where I can get a copy of “Fundamentals of tree work” - iirc the author is a member here ... like to brush up on some basics and it seems like quite the comprehensive tome to say the least ...
Put the rounds up on a splitting block, or really hard compacted ground...you'll not lose power to the compression under your maul that soft, vegetated soil gives. Far more efficient for hand splitting.... That’s neat ; you can just copy a link - no more “embed” haha nice 😎 - watch ol Frankie burn off some lard !
Splitting block? Too much work lifting rounds up on it ... besides I feel that you lose some power on your swing - I noodled em in half and split em right where they stood -less handling of the wood ... That Fiskars maul is da bomb ! Your mileage may varyPut the rounds up on a splitting block, or really hard compacted ground...you'll not lose power to the compression under your maul that soft, vegetated soil gives. Far more efficient for hand splitting.
On ground is easiest ... for less strain u can use a hookaroon to pull them upright ... I imagine a tire wood be useful but those are big ash chunks lol ... I noodled them in half with the Saw - biggest pcs were 22”+A trick I like the looks of but haven't tried yet is putting a tire around your round to split. Keep the biggest round as a chopping block, put a smaller round on top, then a tire around that. Keeps everything together so you aren't bending over and resetting rounds so much.