In a previous post I showed some logs that were given to me. https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/2765-free-bois-d-arc-osage-orange.
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.
- Part 1: Bois D'arc (Osage Orange)