So this monster has become my main axe block and has great inertia, and will last a long time. I picked up a few other which may also become secondary axe blocks. The great width makes it very safe to use as you have lots of room to put the work and the head of the axe further from your legs.
These timbers were split from the previous oak branch with froe and previously made beetle.
Then rived into rectangles
Below early construction of a shave horse, made from recycled Oregon from under the house and some random branches.
Eying off nice trees in Botanical Gardens.
This old piece of fence post from
my father cleaned nice as a club for splitting.
Cleaned up a splinter off one the older and not so straight pieces of local oak.
Could become a nice hatchet handle. This cut radially, then on to the draw knife.