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Getting a wood burning stove installed next month. In preparation for next year I've sourced some logs, bought an axe and set forth swinging and splitting. Great fun and for my first attempt quite pleased with myself as I didn't amputate my leg below the knee. 2 hours of wood chopping unleashing my inner lumberjack and then went and polished off the simple goal. So a good day.....my question is geared towards any strong person who knows about the art of wood splitting from a biomechanical and correct efficient technique standpoint, ie should the axe or maul come down in a straight line from the top of the swing? And is it advised or ill advised to rotate the sides? Thinking along the fms model of balance, to use your strong side too, not always your stronger side but safety and control would perhaps be an issue. Would like to hear from the experienced loggers out there. Thank you.