An Introduction to Green Woodwork – Part 1: Splitting the Log

An Introduction to Green Woodwork – Part 1: Splitting the Log

Ben Orford invites you into the world of Green woodwork. Using traditional methods, Ben shows you how to split, axe, and prepare a piece of wood, as well as how to use a shaving horse and a lathe to create a finished wooden product, in this 4 part series.

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22 Comments

  1. Paul Phillips on May 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Great video
    I like how you keep it basic and still full of information

    Looking forward to watching your other videos

  2. Barry Watson on May 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Ben, a great series on green woodwork. I especially love your pole lathe as I have not seen anything like that before. I would love to make one that I can transport. It would have to be something that would not look out of place in the time of King Richard I, The Lionheart… late 12th century… Here in central Texas the temperatures always get to over 38 degrees Celcius. Wood tends to dry out and become brittle. I’m trying to think on what varieties of wood would be of use in constructing a pole lathe. I guess I’ll just try and see what works. Thanks for the very informative videos!

  3. Stephen Wilson on May 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    For gawd sake man . . . your steering wheel on the wrong side!

  4. Gramursow An Faborden on May 10, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    a bit dry, but very informative video.

  5. Paul'ie 4X The Consiglior on May 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Say Heah Cheese Ben Thanx You.,,. p

  6. Trefor Parry on May 10, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Great way of explaining the essential steps. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jeff Notti on May 10, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Awesome work man wow.. great lesson in wood working.. J

  8. Robert Hodkinson on May 10, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Great vid !
    Thanks ben ,
    This may be the impetus I need to get on an indulgence my passion for wood work

  9. Richard Schuman on May 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    It should be noted that some wood do not take to being split across the center (radially) and must be slabbed off with the cut parallel to the center (tangentially). Of course there are a few wood that resist being split altogether, elm and sycamore in particular. Of course i am speaking from the U. S. so what I say might not be directly relevant but ever part of the world had a variety of wood species and generally the same variety of wood traits.

  10. DegenWoW on May 10, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    this Video is my Favourite ,.-

  11. The Dude on May 10, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Really like to know why the 6 thumbs down are here. Think he’s very clear and explains the subject well.

  12. iamamalteser on May 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Just discovered your channel! Love it! Cant wait to try this out. Well done.

  13. Francis Barnett on May 10, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Always enjoy your vids

  14. Augusto Ramírez Díaz on May 10, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Amazing amount of information un just 7 minutes. Thanks!!!!

  15. Brett on May 10, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    such an underrated and undersubscribed channel. Makes sure you like and share lads and ladies be great to get a little momentum and help ben and co out.

  16. maxdecphoenix on May 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Ben, hoping you still see the comments on this video. I purchased a froe from a chinese company and while the metal and handle seem fine, while i was initaially quite satisfied with the look and quality of the tool, i have been disappointed that the bevel is too obtuse to actually bite into any wood. It just bounces off the top of the wood. I have thought just have the bevel reground because other wise the tool is useless. On splitting logs, i have to start splits with an axe (which gives me no problems), open it wide enough for the froe and then beat the froe in to use it. But that that point, i usually could have just used the axe to finish the job and have less tools to put away. What would be an acceptable bevel for this tool? My fiskars hatchet sinks easily into any endgrain (green or seasoned), so i’m thinking something like that, but i don’t know if that will weaken the edge when prying. What angle is your froe here?

  17. Hüseyin Köknar on May 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    What is the name of the tool you use for splitting ? 🤔

  18. Bob Gatewood on May 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    That has to be the softest wood ever

  19. jaalgr on May 10, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Do you still make the nomad ?
    Cheers James

  20. Paulo Alberto vamos falar de quê? on May 10, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Hello my friend! greetings! one more subscriber to your channel. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. I wish you much peace and harmony! thank you.

  21. Random Fox on May 10, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Ben orford great videos very informative loves em great tools you makes too 🐗🐻🐺🐾👌

  22. Ruby Gray on May 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I just love your channel! Keep the information and tutorials coming please.

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