Start a split an inch or so from the edge.
Then rotate and continue to split an edge until you basically create a square log.
Then quarter the squared log.
Finally, split near the edge of the outer pieces to peel off the bark. Some have to to cleaned up with an axe, but in the end, all the bark's off. While it takes a little longer to split, you wind up with wood that dries faster, burns hotter, and best of all, doesn't smell like piss pine.