Rive logs or wooden blocks into bolts, pickets, posts, shakes, or stakes.
What does a River do?
Rives logs or wooden blocks into bolts, pickets, posts, shakes, or stakes, using handtools, such as ax wedges, sledgehammer, froe, and mallet: Drives wedge into log with ax and sledgehammer to split log along grain to form posts or bolts. Positions froe on block according to grain and thickness of specified product and pounds it into block with mallet to start cut. Pulls froe handle up or down to pry and split pieces from block. May fell trees, using chain saw [FALLER II] and cut logs into desired lengths [BUCKER]. May be designated according to product cut as Rail Splitter; Shake Splitter; Shingle-Bolt Cutter; Stave-Block Splitter.