I'm looking for some cleaver ways to make splitting wood easier. Am I dreaming? New stove and we haven't invested in a hydraulic splitter. I'm not sure that we would. The wood we got is all 8-10 inches round chunks, not split (Sorry for my lack of wood terminology) I am going through a lot during the day and it seems like hubbie never leaves me enough. I am hurting myself constantly. Friends of our use an old spare tire and fill it up and wack the heck out of all the tops.....don't have a spare tire laying around...(well just my husband's that is.) Still seems like I would hurt myself even with that. My shoulder, my back and now my thumb. OUCH! Any ideas?