Just thought we could share some ideas on what we use to help make our favorite lifestyle easier... This is a pry bar/chop stick I made, works great to help slide big rounds around or cut strings down in the split. A few other tools, measure stick in the middle has holes spaced about 2" apart with screw for wood length. Small wooden platform built from 2×8 and 2 pieces of decking boards underneath. It is a shade higher than foot of splitter, makes getting bigger pieces on splitter easy. Metal platform that we use for the big rounds.