Bois D'arc #1: Bois D'arc (Osage Orange)

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In a previous post I showed some logs that were given to me.

I finally got around to do something with one of them. Splitting the big beast.

Now we are starting to see some action

This was done over a period of three days. I used 3 Axes, 2 Sledges, one steel wedge and as many oak wedges as I needed. I think that I made 12 total. This is the hardest wood I have ever tried to split. As you can see it has strands of fibers that will not let go. I would wack at the log and hear it crackle, let is sit until it was quiet and wack away again. Took about 3 days.


-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

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and isn’t it beautiful wood!

We have an osage orange tree that is going to come down — the new shoots that are popping up are too many to keep tidy (and those thorns, oh my!!)

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

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