17 sacks of wood, all that was left of the tree

Using a Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe to cut up a big tree

Last year I chopped down a big tree that had been threatening to damage a neighbouring property. I also (a bit earlier) got my first axe, a Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, and a wood grenade. After a bit of a delay (a few months) I have now finished cutting up (into fuel sized pieces) what was [...]
Then I climbed down a bit to start the cut

Big tree

DO NOT COPY ANYTHING I DID IN THIS POST. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! I am at this moment writing this with Tales from the Wild Wood (BBC 4) on in the background (yes that’s right; I schedule posts), and Rob is chopping down one of the largest trees in the forest (#3). I feel a little sympathy for Rob as [...]
The Wood Grenade in use

Wood Grenade

For my 100th post I wrote about my new axe, at about the same time I got a Wood Grenade from my brother (& his wife and their son) which I must write about (mostly in support of a post I hinted at here which is coming in a few days). The Roughneck Wood Grenade is a splitting wedge, which is all I [...]
The axe as it came from the box

POST 100 – Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe!

This is my 100th post (ignoring any pages I may have added over the last 21 months), and I have delayed posting because, at last, after 4 years of wearing down my wife and numerous promises not to amputate another finger (I don’t know what the fuss is about, they put it back on, and besides my [...]
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