Noodling

A Hand Full of Noodles - Sugar Maple Flavor

I’m almost done splitting my wood pile.  I’m down to the giant rounds I put off to the end.

Log Pile with Noodles Surrounding It

When handling giant rounds I use a technique known as noodling where you use your chainsaw and cut with the grain of the wood.  The result is long strands of sawdust that look like noodles.

Below are the results of my work.  Manageable pieces of wood ready to be split.

Results of Noodling - Manageable Logs Ready for Splitting

This video shows how I noodle.

Author: John Holden

I'm a chainsaw, chainsaw mill, log splitter, axe and outdoor fanatic. I purchased a my first chainsaw, a Stihl 020, in 1992. I've added a Stihl 036 and Stihl 046 to my collection. I split wood with a Wetterlings Splitting Maul and Ames Super Splitter. When my body's had enough I use a Timberwolf TW-P1 log splitter. I use a Logosol Big Mill basic and Timberjig to mill lumber. I stack firewood in Holzhausen round wood piles.

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