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Old 04-23-2014, 11:07 AM   #111
Bronco Yoda
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NEW INVENTION: Physics-exploiting axe splits wood in record time.

A new kind of axe that makes it much easier and safer. Yes, axes have existed since time immemorial, but apparently there’s still room for improvement.

It’s essentially acting as a lever instead of a wedge (Vipukirves translates as Leveraxe). A regular axe needs to be driven downward with enough force to separate wood along the grain. That’s a lot of force, and if a log is hit off center, the axe blade can deflect at unexpected angles. That’s not good — your squishy flesh is much easier to split

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