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Wood chopping teamwork

new chopping block gets chopped

I've heard of people using an old tire to hold a log in place while they chop on it, and the demonstration video looks impressive.

It seems to be a nifty trick for the person who chops alone, but Anna and I always chop together, and our system we've developed where I chop with the Chopper 1 axe while she does the setting up and stowing is a very smooth operation.

The start of wood chopping season warms me on multiple levels.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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