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Tip: Convert a large cross section of a tree into a chopping block. A wide notch cut in the side supports the wood being split.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1983 (v.61#7) pg. 141

How to build a tractor-powered hydraulic log splitter. Est. cost: $35.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1978 (v.62#1) pg. 32

A new technique to speed up splitting wood by hand.
COUNTRYSIDE Dec 1984 (v.68#12) pg. 27

How to split and store firewood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 40

Tip: Avoid breaking your splitting maul handle by welding a protective piece of angle iron to the maul.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 86

Tip shows how to prevent chopped wood halves from falling to the ground each time they're split.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 41

Use an old tire to hold several pieces of wood upright for splitting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 48

A general guide to chain saws and log splitters. Tips on features to look for when selecting one.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1994 (v.38#5) pg. 20

Zen and the woodsplitter's art.
HARROWSMITH #31 Oct 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 51

Build a lifetime chopping block for splitting firewood. Built from 2x8- and 2x12-lumber.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.12#7) pg. 60

Log-splitting wedge holder. Steel plate and upright shaft serve as a 'third-hand' to hold a splitting wedge while you hit it with a sledge hammer.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Sep 1980 (v.69#6) pg. 17

Easy way to split a log. What tools are available for log splitting and tips on their use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #606 Nov 1978 (v.74) pg. 74

Use test of three wood-splitting mauls: the Monster Maul, the Chopper 1, and the Go-Devil Maul.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 137

How to build a hydraulic log splitter from junkyard buys. Est. cost: $250.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #60 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 80

How to master the time honored art of splitting wood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 108

Tip: Use elastic or rubber straps to hold a log upright for splitting with a maul or sledge.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 31

Build a "no lift" log splitter. The hydraulic ram and wedge raise to a vertical position for use. The log to be split rests on a metal plate on the ground. Plans must be ordered.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 172

Build your own maul assembly to split wood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #73 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 160

A compendium on useful information on firewood. A guide to woods by their relative fuel value. A look at splitting tools and what each does. Tips and techniques for splitting wood. What to look for in a chain saw and rules for safe use. Five wood-burning heating systems compared.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #107 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 42

Tip: Make a handle for your chopping block from a strip of tire.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 38

A guide to wood spliters (wedges, mauls, and axes).
NEW SHELTER Oct 1980 (v.1#7) pg. 18

A look at power log splitters that are available. Includes instructions on how to "daisy" a log that is too large to be halved or quartered with an axe.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1977 (v.24#10) pg. 132

How to split wood by hand correctly.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1978 (v.25#11) pg. 84

Splitting racks for small logs. (1) Victory splitting rack to keep small logs upright. (2) Safety chopping brace. (3) Log cradle.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1980 (v.27#11) pg. 65

Tip: Build a log holder for use when splitting wood with a maul. Built from 4 automobile tires.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1981 (v.28#9) pg. 18

Tip: Protect the handle of a splitting maul with several sections of old bicycle inner tube.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1981 (v.28#12) pg. 19

Testing some of the maxims about splitting firewood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1982 (v.29#9) pg. 76

Old tires hold firewood upright for splitting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1985 (v.32#12) pg. 23

How to pick a log splitter. A test of 9 electric, manual and gasoline powered units.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1982 (v.158#5) pg. 178

Tip: Use a pair of old tire casings to hold logs upright for splitting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1983 (v.159#2) pg. 55

Tip: Equip a section of a small (8" diameter) tree trunk with a carrying handle and a base to form a portable chopping block or pounding block.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 55

Buyer's guide to power log splitters.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 101

Tip: Place your large splitting log inside a garbage can with one side cut away. Then, the split logs will not fall to the ground, thus saving your back from much bending.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1980 (v.217#6) pg. 168