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How Do You CUT/Chop Firewood ???

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    Re: How Do You CUT/Chop Firewood ???

    Looks like a great way to turn firewood into useless splinters

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    As a 15(ish) YO I was splitting wood with members of my family. We had a big working party going and we were cutting up a big oak, about 5 feet in diameter. We had to quarter each cut piece by sledge and wedge because they were too heavy and too big to lift onto the splitter.

    I was slinging a sledge and my brother was throwing fully split wood into the back of the truck after it came off of the splitter. He shorted one off of the tailgate and it landed right behind my feet. After taking a swing I stood, stepped back to make room for someone else and stumbled over the log on the ground. I started to fall and put one of my hands down on a big cut piece of oak to gain my balance and arrest my fall. Sadly this left me with only one hand on the bottom of the sledge handle and one hand on a big flat hard piece of oak.

    Because I had started to fall and caught myself the sledge was moving with me in the same direction. With only one hand on the bottom of the handle there was no way for me to stop it, pure physics at work.

    I watched (in slow motion) the sledge swing down like a pendulum and smash my left pinkie and ring fingers flat. Oh the sound it made...splathunk.

    They were able to put my ring finger back together pretty well but my pinkie, not so much. It works though, it's just not pretty.
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    At about the same age as Timmy, I was loading a hydraulic splitter and the guy with me caught his finger between the wedge and the log as it compressed. He instinctively jerked back, and the finger stayed. Very ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    That thing couldn't be more dangerous if he tried to make it that way.
    that's the best part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCXDm9 View Post
    Looks like a great way to turn firewood into useless splinters
    Obviates the need for a separate step to make kindling, though. Nice little benefit.
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    I have one of these, but bought it for the cone, maybe a bike part? The slow vid doesn't show it until 3:00, and doesn't actually use it until after 4:00





    My neighbor has one of these, we used it on eight 150 foot Lodgepoles and Cedars a few weeks ago, it spits it out as fast as you can throw it in the truck. we didn't drag out the conveyor belt system for a few truckloads. Working with conifers, the blade squeezes out about a third of the water in the wood while cutting, aiding in faster drying times. Not sure if that happens with oak.

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    That is awesome and practical! As the OldVet mentioned, how much safer are axes and sledgehammers and wedges? Much like our firearms it is the operator, not the machine. Love seeing things like this!

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    The Bobcat attachment is cool, but the operator needs a snorkle and probably has to sharpen the chain every two hours.
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    Wouldn't be too tough to create a guard to isolate the blade (sharpened dually wheel) from hands & arms. I like the ingenuity & resourcefulness. But the pinch-point between the welded I-beam & the rotating blade gives me a strange, uncomfortable Horror Movie feeling.
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    My God, that is beautiful. Redneck genius, if you ask me.
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    Darn. And all these years I was doing it wrong!

    Thanks, think I might build one of those. I figure that is about a 5 HP. motor on a serious reduction drive. I don't weld good, so I'll have to enlist some help from across the road.
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    Actually if you're feeding a Cast Iron wood stove for cooking on the top of it then the smaller pieces are actually advantageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Actually if you're feeding a Cast Iron wood stove for cooking on the top of it then the smaller pieces are actually advantageous.
    I have a TON of tree tops down in my woods from a select cutting last year. Lots and lots of branches but no big timber. This would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poleclimber9 View Post
    Here's another video I saw awhile back, it would sure make my wood cutting/splitting go a lot quicker! BUT, then I think about how much LP I could buy for the cost of the machine... On the other hand, just the 'cool' factor of this baby might make it worthwhile...

    Woodcutting and splitting attachment. [VIDEO]
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