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« on: February 22, 2013, 03:19:47 PM »
Is this a splitter?

 

 

How would you keep the log from twisting?

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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 03:31:46 PM »
Splitter?  It's an apple corer! ;)
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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
It's a screw splitter. Not particularly safe.  The ground hopefully stops the log from rotating, and you push it against the screw, which pulls itself into the wood, and splits it.

Of course if you get the process wrong, the wood twists and squashes your hand....

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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 03:40:49 PM »
yes a splitter, i would be more interested in the gumball/peanut machine standing there.

they used to have those splitters bolted to the rear axle on a truck. you jamb the log onto the screw from the side of the log, not the end like a conventional splitter. it should have a piece of steel sticking out on the side that keeps the firewood from spinning. splits by screwing though the side of the piece of firewood.

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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 03:45:12 PM »
I see a capstan or the makings of a Yankee yarder...but that's the tinkerer in me  ;D
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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 03:57:09 PM »
I've never seen one in use,but saw quite a few on old cars about 20-30 years ago.Never saw one with its own motor. Seem like they have a big one on a skid steer that is run by hyds.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 05:17:24 PM »
I saw one at the fair when I was a kid.  It was on the back wheel of a jacked up V.W. Looked dangerous to me at that age. It was a  demonstration.  I think it was for sale.

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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 05:23:15 PM »
Looks like it should be on the wheels of a war chariot or something  :D

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 05:45:39 PM »
I could see those old Egyptians having chariot wars by seeing how many opponent chariots they could knock the wheels off.  ;D :D :D

Den, do you put your dime in the meter there to start'r up? ;D
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 05:52:15 PM »
I think the movie they used "wood splitters" on the chariots was Ben Hur.

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 06:05:47 PM »
Maybe even 'Spartacus' with Kirk Douglas.
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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 06:18:52 PM »
Here is a processor that uses a small screw type splitter and a buzz saw.

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 06:23:11 PM »
Just watched the video again and I am not sure that it is a rotating screw. It might be an ice pick style post splitter.
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 06:43:00 PM »
I've used one, and if there is a bar to keep the block from free spinning, then they work pretty good.
I think there is a bar (behind the wood box) that sticks out from the frame to keep the block from spinning, if placed correctly on the screw tip.
 Not so good on a car or truck, as it is all "on your knees" or bending over work.

I like the adaptation of this table in the video.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 06:50:41 PM »
My brother in law had one on the back of a John Deere 50 tricycle tractor back in the 70's. We split piles of wood with that thang. Seriously, it worked very well and we were young enough then that bending over didn't matter. The cone just fit right on the pto shaft. I'll bet that if you put one on a hydraulic auger head on a Bobcat, you could really go to town.

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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2013, 06:59:11 PM »
yep uncle Gary has one, still works, runs off the pto, splits them right now, 
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013, 07:49:13 PM »
I have one that bolts up to an 8 lug GM or Ford .  Bolt it on, Jack up the axle crank up the rpm and go.
They do work well, but, they are spooky.  I wouldn't wear gloves or a long sleeved shirt or any clothing that could catch on the screw.

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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 07:25:25 AM »
Even with the table or a bar to help keep it from spinning it looks too basic for me. If it had a rocker table like the first video I might use one.
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2013, 11:28:28 AM »
This was another picture from Jerome. The gumball machine is just another example of the good junk that is sitting everywhere you look.

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Re: looks dumb to me
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 08:42:24 PM »
I use mine to break down logs that are too big for the processor.

 

  

  

 
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