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Axe for 8 year old

Post in 'The Gear' started by RORY12553, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

    Sep 2, 2008
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    my dad let me use his splitting maul at that age, a fiskars would scare me, to sharp, moving to fast, let him us a heavy maul for a while and see how it goes, then move on to the less forgiving fast moving axes. my 0.02

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  2. mtarbert

    mtarbert Minister of Fire

    Feb 23, 2006
    My son has been helping with the splitting since he was 8. He is now 11 and splits better than some of our grown up friends. He has an x25 and really likes it and uses it well. I built a guard that sits between him and the block that stops the fiskar if he misses the round or if he shoots through . I do stand or sit in a comfy chair while he works just to be safe
  3. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    You need some new friends. How the hell are your current ones gonna be of any help?!? Well, unless they bring beer and DDG SO's>>
  4. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

    Dec 12, 2011
    Southern NY
    Thank you for everyone for there comments and concerns. I am very cautious with him with everything that he does. He is very mechanically inclined for an 8 yr old and at times gives me his thoughts and turns out to be right. I will be watching him like a hawk and as i stated would only be splitting small stuff for a few minutes at most.

    Here is something funny! I got a grass seed spreader for easter along with some seed...he thought it was for him so yesterday while i'm at work and his mom was still sleeping he loads it up and seeds the grass! Trust me the axe will be under lock and key unlike the seeder.
    ScotO and pen like this.
  5. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    N.E. Penna
    Rory, I think you have a very respectable approach and a great kid.

    I think this thread is well answered.

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