Damn... I forgot all about kin'lin and now my stash is getting low. A few years ago I got smart and split early enough to not freeze my fingers and made enough to last for years. Hopefully we'll get some mild weather in a week so I need to stop procrastinating. I've always just used my 2 1/2 lb axe but I want to try changing it up. Can't decide whether or not to get a small hatchet and if so what to look for. I've never tried using a hatchet before and my hatchets have grown legs ans walked away. My aim is not what it used to be so I find myself holding the wood up with the axe edge up to the wood and then dropping the works onto my chopping block. Of course I need to get my hand out of harm's way quickly. The weight and inertia of the axe head does the work. A smaller lighter hatchet would lack the inertia. Any suggestions on how heavy the head should be? What I'd really like to try is a shingle froe. This one from Lee Valley is a tad big. http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?cat=2,44728,45794&p=67231 This little one on ebay is about the right size but the shipping from the UK would be steep. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hand-forged-...e_RL&hash=item3ccc95e0f9&_uhb=1#ht_2017wt_906 I suppose I could cut the Lee Valley one down to size a little at a time until it is just right, Goldilocks style. Anyone using a froe?