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#5978871 - 08/18/17 10:03 AM Re: Hedge [Re: Larry Baer]
Hal Aggers Offline

Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 1685
Loc: kansas
If you can wait tell cold weather like someone else said is much better. To split you need lots of wedges start with smaller wedges with a narrow taper. Start putting them 6 to 8 in. apart when it starts coming apart use larger wedges at the end and keep going down the log changing the smaller wedges out for bigger ones. Any posts that have limbs will not work. You need posts that are as straight as you can find. I hope this helps.

#5990685 - 09/03/17 09:13 PM Re: Hedge [Re: Larry Baer]
Camohoyt340 Offline

Registered: 01/12/13
Posts: 445
Loc: New York
Just saw this. I split plenty of locust posts in the past. I've been doing it since I was 11 or 12. We don't have any Hedge growing around here. I used to get $3 per post. 6' long. I would look at the tree and try to figure out where it's gonna split. I have a small wedge that I use to start the split from the end, Then pound in another wedge down through the log. I have a 3rd wedge if needed. Usually needed 3 wedges to split the log at first. Then it was 1 wedge and hit it with the go devil. I've sold close to 1000 posts in a year before. IMO it's a good workout and puts money in my pocket. Plus it's kinda fun. Good luck.

#6008180 - 09/24/17 08:23 PM Re: Hedge [Re: Larry Baer]
POC Offline

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Southern Indiana
I split some Sassafras for split rail fence, that was hard enough. I can't imagine Osage.

I did read where a guy was using the fruit for something, I think it was medicinal, but can't remember exactly.

#6016433 - 10/04/17 12:15 PM Re: Hedge [Re: Larry Baer]
chansen Offline

Registered: 09/29/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Oregon
This is a great wood to work with. It's worth more to a wood worker, than a post. No post NO

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