recycle a tire for firewood splitting

Not really garden-related, but useful nonetheless.  A simple idea that makes life simpler.

When I split firewood, I often use a splitting block.  But even when I don’t, there’s usually a problem; almost every time the splitting maul comes down, I need to bend over and pick up or reposition the log.

Enter the splitting tire:

splitting block with tire

Simple.  The tire contains the split wood pieces beautifully until you WANT to bend over.

IMG_4069IMG_4070My splitting block and the hole in the tire’s center happen to be sized so that the tire can just rest on top of the block.  You could screw in a 2×4 frame for support around the top of the block if it’s smaller than the tire hole.


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