There are many ways to split wood but if you do it by hand you want to do it safely and avoid having the wood fly all over the yard.
Marvin places the logs inside an old tire. This keeps the wood from flying all over the place as he splits it, saves him work, and if he misses the tire absorbs the axe blow.
See all the wood behind Marvin, all split inside the tire, easy, safe, convenient.
If you are splitting wood by hand give the old tire a new job and save yourself some work.
Thanks Marvin, that's a great idea.