Hi guys it is me again. For a homemade rig, it could be done with a little
searching and the briquet would probably be the best approach. We used to
have a mill making wood only logs and 8 inch of fine hardwood particles were
compressed into 1/2 inch. One of those 1/2 inch section in your bathroom
sink with water would fill up the whole sink in a matter of minutes. Sure
would not want to ship them via ship or at least I would hope that they did
not have a leak.
Just some thoughts running through my head on this topic...Isn't this
idea the same as MDF products? Basically sawdust held with a binder and
compressed. Homemade solutions: For compression, would a log splitter
be suitable? The couple of tons of pressure might work well for small
briquets. Or how about a steel bracket to hold a hydraulic jack to ram
the slurry into a steel tube. Which would compress better, a short wide
diameter pipe or a longer more narrow pipe. I guess the less area
(small diameter), the more pressure per sq.
That's alot of pressure. But it sounds reasonable that under 3 tons
isn't going to do it. Wood really doesn't compress all that easily. So
is 20 absolutely necessary or is there somewhere in between. And how
thick would the casing have to be? Any idea?
I guess the casing can have some ears welded on so that the ears can
keep the tube off the press when trying to eject the compressed log.
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Sorry. The 20 tonnes is the pressure exerted by many wood splitters. I
was not looking at what you needed. After I had posted a wondered if
that might happen.
If you can find a site that shows a machine that makes the logs, and
by some way work out the diameter of the hydro cylindr that does the
job, if it's a direct push, with no levers etc, then you can work out
what they use.
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