IMG_20190126_154518808a.jpgI have a Yoder Cheyenne offset smoker which has a relatively small firebox. Max stick length is about 11-12 inches unless placed diagonally. This presented a problem in that most cord wood is cut in 16 or 24 inch lengths, in this area (Missouri Ozarks). Came up with a firewood miter box that I use to relatively safe way to cut standard lengths down to fit my Yoder. I bought a face cord (1/3 cord, 16-20 inch sticks) and used miter box to cut sticks to 8-11 inch lengths. I stacked a pile of lengths into box and weighted stack with rope and concrete blocks to prevent movement of sticks while cutting. Box consisted of two towers with gap in between for bar of chainsaw. If sticks were longer I would first cut off excess sticking out end of miter box. Then I ran saw down gap between two towers. This miter box allowed me to safely cut a stack of maybe 20 or so sticks all at once making quick work out of cutting sticks to approximate firebox length. Also picked up a little 7 hp electric splitter for $400 for further splitting shorter lengths. Seems to work great. Couldnt justify spending $1500+ on a real splitter. Gettin to old to do by hand.
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