Chop that wood, carry water!!

Great idea I found in Permaculture Magazine.

All you wood choppers and splitters out there enjoy this practical tip.

Place logs to be split in an old car or truck tire. Start splitting and the tire holds everything in place. It works great and after years of splitting wood and having it fall all over the place I am loving this free, recycled, time/labor-saving device.

I’ll let these photos do the rest of the explaining.

Before.

Before.

A real tree hugger!

After.

Getting ready for winter.

Getting ready for winter.

A Happy Chappy with lots of split wood.

A Happy Chappy with lots of split wood.

Solar panel and wood, bring on the cold!

Solar panel and wood, bring on the cold!

The Rayburn ready for the split logs.

The Rayburn ready for the split logs.

Just a quick note, the hole in the tire visible in first photo is not necessary, but actually is a handy place to put the splitter. (The hole is there because I re-soled a pair of boots with the two bits I cut out of the tire;-)

Well, unbelievably so, that’s all folks. No 1200 word post this time around.

Happy Splitting!!

Peace, Joe.

About thebikeguy61

I was born in The Bronx, in NYC. I traveled a fair bit of the world by bicycle for many years. In more recent years I have moved around Europe with my wife and 2 children. My first book was published in 2010, "Cycles of a Traveler". www.cyclesofatraveler.com Back living in France after a fantastic voyage across America with my family. Next book on its way, and always more interviews to look forward to.
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8 Responses to Chop that wood, carry water!!

  1. Dana says:

    Cool idea!

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  2. Jerry says:

    Oh yes! What a great idea, one of those “damn, why didn’t I think of that before” moments, thanks for passing that on Joe!!
    Jerry x

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  3. michael martino says:

    good information; especially the re-soling part. Your happiness rolls off the page and heads straight to the heart. Take care of you and yours.

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  4. Nick Jenkins says:

    Great Idea Joe, can you still split the wood all the way to the bottom – I’d imagine that the tire stops the axe from going all the way?

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  5. nanny marres says:

    no chopping here but loved your message!!

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  6. jessie says:

    nice idea. going to try it but not sure it ll work as so much of our wood is knotty etc a bit labour intensive if you find you have to take some logs out and replace with choppable ones. no more dangerous-flying-split-wood though. nice when chopping with little ones around.like

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