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Offline jargo432

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Ideas for chopping block
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:34:10 PM »
I've been crusing YouTube looking at how people put tires on chopping blocks for splitting.  I did it for a while but never really had it set up right and it pretty much came apart after a day of splitting.

I'm looking for ideas on the best way to attach the tire to a splitting block.  One thing I have to do is get a bigger block, the one I have is about 16 inches across and the tire I want mounted has a 25 in O D.  (not gonna work)

I thought maybe I could find an Elm tree and sacrifice it for the base if I could find one big enough, but to date I havn't found one on my land.

The most radical idea I've had is to pour a cement base.  Then build on the top of it with oak 4x4 laminated together and build a frame that would have 3 post that would ride up the sides of the tire holding it in place.

Any ideas would be welcomed.
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Re: Ideas for chopping block
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 11:14:04 AM »
Big old nasty stumps are the best for that. The wood is interlocked and is hard to split. ;D
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