These specifications define acceptable log rounds that can be used for firewood or kindling. Specifically:
- Logs should be cut as much as possible with parallel ends, each perpendicular to the log length.
- Firewood Round:
- Length nominally 13 inches; must be between 10 and 14 inches. (While permitted, firewood under 12 inch length should be avoided.)
- Move to the splitter area in the splitter zone to be split into firewood.
- Kindling Round:
- There should be less than 2% of the rounds in this category.
- Length nominally 9 inches; must be between 4 and 10 inches. (While permitted, kindling under 8 inch length should be avoided.)
- Move to the kindling splitter area in the splitter zone to be split into kindling. There should be less than 2% of the rounds in this category. (Typically, one kindling round is needed for every 70 to 80 firewood rounds.)
- Short Round:
- Length less than 4 inches.
- This will typically be the log end, either to square off the starting end or what is left after cutting other rounds.
- Move to the reject area in the reject zone.
- Knot Round:
- Rounds that contain significant large knots do not split well into firewood.
- Such rounds of any length should be moved to the reject area in the reject zone.
The following round measurement template may be used to gauge round type by length:
Note that round diameter has no bearing on the type of round as measured by the template or on the location to which to move the round.