Redneck Log Splitter

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Seems to work okay...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v@sCGb678sQ

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On 1/26/2011 5:16 AM, HeyBub wrote:

How do you determine which logs are Rednecks? :-)
TDD
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On 1/26/2011 6:16 AM, HeyBub wrote:

Man, there's an accident ready to happen ;)
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Frank wrote the following:

Nah, he has gloves on!
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On 1/26/2011 8:00 AM, Frank wrote:

Works for me
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On 1/26/2011 6:16 AM, HeyBub wrote:

Same page has a link to a larger version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v+VAAx3mMKY

and also this "Unicorn":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1HZztie5ac&feature=related

I would have not thought of either, which may be a point in my favor!
Jeff
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On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:09:31 -0500, Jeff Thies wrote:

These are the best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhmKBDIAXd0

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What's with the bark removal drum? These logs going to be burned at a black and white ball?
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On 1/26/2011 11:24 AM, notbob wrote:

Dunno:
http://www.palax.fi/en/images/stories/file/power100_eng.pdf
The Fins, IMHO, know how to make log splitters.
Jeff

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I believe that's so the local convenience store in the burbs can sell the stuff by the bag to folks who want to put the bag in the trunk of their Audi.
That is quite the machine. If somebody gave me one [and a woodlot of birch] I might go back to burning wood.
Jim
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Now THAT is the business I want. Selling one cubic foot of wood for $5!
Buy it for $100 a cord (or cut it yourself for $10, and bag it up), sell it for $640 a cord. Hey, I could afford an Audi. Forget that, how about a Ferrari?
Steve
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On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:33:53 -0800, Steve B wrote:

75% of my heat in winter is wood. 4 chords usually does it since I use natural gas for the 8 hours I sleep. I save around 500 a year in fuel since the wood is purchased from a friend who does landscaping, sells mulch and seasoned split wood. I get it for 80 a cord.
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On 1/26/2011 3:00 PM, A. Baum wrote:

Rough calculations gives a break even of about $820/4 = $205/chord.
Good deal at $85. It's hard to find cheap wood here, unless you get it yourself. I've given up on that!
Jeff
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Jeff Thies wrote:

My city has a "yard waste" pickup schedule (it alternates months with "heavy trash"). Or, the city says, you can take your yard waste to the collection center.
I haven't checked, but I'll bet the city wouldn't mind if you hauled off a pickup load of logs...
'Course you'd have to have a home-made splitter like we saw in the video!
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You lose. They won't allow any salvage at all. I go to the dump, and see bicycles and all sorts of things I would like to bag. They won't let you take anything, and for insurance purposes, you cannot load anything that is there.
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Steve B wrote:

Hmm. Re-use is better than recycle. I see ads every day on Craigslist for "free" firewood (somebody cut down a dead tree).
Perhaps I could persuade the city to pile up the "logs" in a separate section for homeowners to carry away. During the winter, it would seem a couple of cords a day taken for residential fireplaces would make a dent in the landfill requirements.
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around here yard waste is run thru a chipper and available for free, but you have to load and haul....
so yrd waste doesnt end up in landfill.
every now and then there a brick mixed in, to the in pile, they damage the chipper
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My town has a pile like that. And the town uses it to heat their highway dept garage.
Jim
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I would make a caveat here, having done that once. Make sure the wood you are picking up is 1. a species that burns well, 2, it is not rotten, 3, it is not full of termites or other undesirable characters, 4. isn't moldy.
Lots of people want to get rid of wood, but a lot of it is not of the quality that is worth the trouble. Not all, but a lot, I'd say.
But, then occasionally, there are nice rounds of a tree that was felled, and they just don't have the means to take it away, a splitter, or maybe even a fireplace.
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On 1/26/2011 11:55 PM, Steve B wrote:

My brother lives on the edge of a glacial valley (Cleveland, Oh) and whatever the Park cuts is left by the roadside. Anyone can take it.
Beautiful, eh? Except the suburb he lives in does allow wood stoves.
So free wood, already cut, just behind the house, but you can't burn it!
As far as the splitter, it's ingenious and mimics the way people split wood. By impact, rather than forcing the splitter through. And it has the same hazards.
Jeff

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