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Fast log splitting!


There are two videos I just reviewed. Wonder what kind of tractor steel wheel? :shrug: Sure it...

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There are two videos I just reviewed. Wonder what kind of tractor steel wheel?
Sure it would mishap with your hand or finger





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Another neat feature

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I sure could use the last one with the conveyor belt. Id also hate to see what happens if ya get a hand caught between the blade and that spike on it.
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Hi Guys

Anybody have any ideas what kind of wood they're splitting it looks to me like it's fairly soft. It would be interesting to see a piece of Oak or Locust go through them machines. The one with the screw might work pretty good on those woods. I quit burning wood several years ago the old body just has to many aches and pains.

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Wow, none of those boys are fooling around!

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OSHA Nightmare!
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Wow! serious wood splitting. Must get cold in them thar parts!

OHSA can stick it! OHSA is part of the reason the world has so many idiots now! No natural culling!

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The problem with the gene pool is there is no life guard!!!!!!!

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This is the one we need!!
Burning wood would be almost fun!


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Dont get me wrong! Not saying OSHA is a good thing. Remember..."There is no cure for stupid"
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Back to fast log splitting! Does anybody try a new way to split logs? it's time to have fire wood ready for your home/shop or steam engines.
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There were several of the wheel type splitters in use when I used to live in eastern MN. The most unique one I saw used a rear wheel off a Waterloo Boy.........
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Let them try some pecan that I worked up Saturday!!!


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Anybody have any ideas what kind of wood they're splitting it looks to me like it's fairly soft. It would be interesting to see a piece of Oak or Locust go through them machines. The one with the screw might work pretty good on those woods. I quit burning wood several years ago the old body just has to many aches and pains.

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Let them try some pecan that I worked up Saturday!!!
Another splitter. If it doesn't split it, it will cut it!! I made this splitter about 20 years ago, and use it every year to split mine and the neighbors wood.
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Nope, you can't fix stupid!

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When I was a young teenager in the early 50's my grandfather was clearing a wooded area for farmland. He had a black powder powered log splitter. It was a round piece of iron - tapered and barbed on one end with a hole in that end several inches deep with a fuse hole in the side. Black cannon powder was put in the end and it was driven into the end of a log until powder dust exited the fuse hole. He put a 15 second fuse in the hole and we stepped lively away. It would split a 5 or 6 foot long log into 3 or 4 pieces immediately. He also would use it to split stumps by driving it into the middle of the stump with a wood block on top of it before lighting the fuse. Life was good!
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For the record the wheel type splitters are called widow maker splitters, and with good reason!
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I found a new log splitter but my wife said to take it back. Life ain't fair all the time



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<snip> my grandfather <snip> had a black powder powered log splitter. <snip> He also would use it to split stumps by driving it into the middle of the stump with a wood block on top of it before lighting the fuse. Life was good!
Unfortunately, times have changed... I'm afraid that if word got out that you were using a splitting wedge like that now, it wouldn't be long before you got a visit from the Feds...

I've always been a proponent of using black powder engineering to move stubborn rocks and stumps, and assist with excavation projects. (Of course, the nearest house is about a mile away, which is more than enough of a safety buffer.)

Federal law allows you to keep five pounds of black powder, and many gun shops stock cannon fuze for model cannons, which works just fine. Don't skimp on it, though, and be sure to give yourself plenty of time to clear the area before detonation...

Remember the line in the movie Armageddon, where they asked Steve Buscemi's character why he was working on an oil rig when he was a genius with an Ivy-league education? "Are you kidding? They pay me a ton of money, and I get to play with explosives!"

In past decades around here, you could go to the town office and buy dynamite by the stick for your own personal use. They don't do that anymore...
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Federal law allows you to keep five pounds of black powder
Is it not 50 pounds?
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