Everything upto 6 inches that can be split, I split in half. Between 6" and 12", I quarter. Over a foot, I generally tic-tac-toe (9 pieces). I strive for no larger than a 6 inch face so if I resplit the tic-tac-toe, that could be 18 pieces. If I need a few smaller pieces at burn time, I will resplit when I get it from the shed. Kin'lin is another story. There I strive for no larger than an inch.