We just posted a new installment in our “Setting Up Shop” video series. In this video, Mike discusses the stump we use for hewing and riving in our woodshop. We consider this an essential worksurface in a hand-tool shop, because the ability to swing a hatchet or wield a froe should be only a few steps from the bench. The more accessible it is, the more you will use it. There really is no excuse to not have a stump in your shop. It’s dirt cheap, takes up almost no floor space, and requires no construction. And you can heat your house with it when it’s used up in the future.
Get yourself a stump. You won’t regret it.