Looking for a safe and quick way to rip boards down to size? Forget the hand, band or table saw… think splitting!
More accurately called riving, the process uses hammers and wedges to break a whole log down to manageable sizes, then using a set of specialized tools called the beetle and froe for more control and accuracy. Hatchets and hand planes perfect the piece.
While it may seem crude and low tech, the process produces good looking boards with a small number of hand tools.