Two new logs arrived yesterday. 19" of heartwood, so not so wide, but should get the rails and stiles for the next cupboard, all being well.
Then it started to rain. Take shelter.
Watch the garden get wet and the log get used to the idea that it's going to split.
Not a bad first split. Just need to chop through the few fibres that are still holding on.
It's worth pointing out, if you are going to try this for the first time; never put your fingers into the split until the two halves are completely severed. Wedges can pop out, and the two halves can snap shut.
Then into quarters.
Oh dear, what's this hiding inside.
No problem, 6 long billets and 2 short.
Here we go again.