Seems like every time I buck a log I end up with annoying scrap ends. I burn 'em anyway but its much more extra work handling chunks than splits. My 11 year old kid TJ (darn kid) came up with this answer to reduce the chunks: 1. Decide the shortest length split you want. For the Fireview its 15" 2. Divide the length of the log by the split length. Say its a 70 inch log so 70"/15"=4.67 3. Multiply the fractional remainder by the split length. 0.67 x 15" = 10" 4. Divide step 3 by the whole number in step 2. 10"/4 = 2.5" 5. Add step 4 to split length. 2.5" + 15" = 17.5" So cut each round to 17.5" and you will end up with exactly 4 rounds. If I had cut them all 15 inches long I would have ended up with a 10 inch chunk. With the Fireview I want the maximum number of long splits for a long burn. I know the last round will end up shorter than the rest by about 3/16" x number of cuts, but unless its a really long log to start with its no big deal. Most people don't want a calculator when they cut wood, but I think it's less work than dealing with all the chunks. If the round ends up TOO LONG just set a max length and stick to it. Refinements/corrections are welcome!