You process firewood from rounds?
Get a sharp axe 3½lbs plus.
A rafter would be sweet (square peg suggested). I primarily use a Heavy Wide Dayton or a 4lb Kelly Works Best Made double bit when splitting down from rounds (Hickory & Steel suggested a nice dbl bit as well).
After that a 3½lb axe...
Hi there. Looks great.
One thing. Please do not cut the handle off!
You have plenty of tongue to work with. Try resetting it or carefully removing the wedge and metal step wedges and simply rehang it.
If you look thru this thread, what did you rehang, you will find some amazing handle...
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