Senior Homesteaders Ease Chores by Using a Mechanical Wood Splitter

Homesteader Joanna Uhler tells readers how she manages to split wood at age 69 by using a handy device called a mechanical wood splitter.
By Joanna Uhler
August/September 2002
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Senior homesteaders ease chores by using a mechanical wood splitter
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Senior homesteaders can make daily chores easier by using a mechanical wood splitter.

I have enjoyed MOTHER EARTH NEWS for years and years. At age 69 I do not get into very large projects anymore, but I still split my own firewood. I bought the mechanical wood splitter advertised in your magazine (November 2001) and find it easy to operate and a great, cheap way to split wood rounds. I could not afford a gas wood splitter, nor do I have the strength to split wood using a maul. But this one allows me to split even knotty rounds.

The splitter is the Mean Green Splitting Machine, available from www.avalanchesnow.com. It costs $100 plus shipping. If you buy the oak base, it comes with a spring and nylon washer that make it work better. The base, however, is hard to put together just right.

— Joanna Uhler
Elk, Washington








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