A chainsaw and log splitter can make quick work of a cord of firewood. But they’re dependent on fossil fuels. How do saws and splitting axes stack up? We tested it out this spring as part of our Low Tech R & D series. You can find this and other tests at the project page. … More Firewood: Saw and Axe vs. Chainsaw and Splitter — Low Tech R & D
In this episode, we summarize our comparison of a snowblower, snow shovel, and snow scoop for clearing a driveway. … More Saw & Axe vs. Chainsaw and Splitter — Low Tech R & D, Video No. 2
Last week we dropped a dying spruce on our grounds. Here is a video showing the process. The tree will be turned into a timber frame chicken coop this summer. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get all our videos.
Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water; after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. This is well-worn Zen saying. The gist of it is that just because you’ve become enlightened doesn’t change what you do. I like chopping wood, so let’s get my bias out of the way right up front. Let’s compare the splitting of a … More Chop Wood, Carry Water, but by Hand or Machine?