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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2015, 01:22:23 pm »
Yeah, I like that video too, especially the part where Bubba uses his leg to force the screw tip into the wood....

A screw type splitter can be very safe and extremely fast and efficient IMO though, with a little refinement and a little less truck. I am partial to this one myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP5M6ErNWnc

But for quite a few years now I buy my wood already processed. There are so many firewood processing machines around now that I have not been able to find log- length wood cheap enough to make it worth bothering with; if a cord is $200, then they want $150 or so for the log- length wood which is 14' to 20' long, and up to 20" in diameter. Just way too much work in bucking and splitting a cord of wood for $50 IMO.

Funny thing but the odds of having an industrial (machinery based) accident go up like 10,000 times when TWO people are involved in operating the same machine, and it usually happens exactly like you describe with your father.

This one time, at band camp, a company I was working at was making a machine to put the ferrules on the end of wood handles to make file handles. The machine was not feeding correctly (in the process of R&D) and so the owner was tinkering with the insertion mechanism (Easy Boys!) with another guy cycling the machine when told to do so. It went something like this:

"Cycle it".
John single cycles the machine.
"Cycle it"
John single cycles the machine.
"Hold it"
John single cycles the machine, and it did a pretty good job of actually putting the ferrule on the end of the owner's index finger. And I have to say that that machine did its job putting the ferrule on much, much faster than the surgeon did taking it back off. And the installation was free too, unlike the removal.

Back to the wood: new stove doing very well, wood consumption seems to be down quite a bit. I am currently working on an automation system for the stove though 'cause everything works better with a little electro- mechanical help. And some things work a LOT better with a little electro- mechanical help. :-)

Brian

Hey BDF, don't forget the other "Wheel Splitters" that were similarly unsafe...lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En47S7LM9zE

You have to watch all 2:40 to see where the operator forgot about the advantage of leverage in the equation...lol. Hydraulic splitters are for sissies anyway. (Says the guy who buys all his firewood pre-split now).

PS: My old man's wood-splitter is powered by a twin-cylinder horizontally opposed gas refer engine from an old milk truck. We used to be pretty fast (when I was a kid and was forced into childhood slave labor...lol). However, I once dropped a block into place just as he hit the forward lever. Now, my hand wasn't on the blade end of the block, but it was between the block and the pusher plate on the end o the hydraulic ram. It flattened the tips of three fingers, and they squirted the insides out like little fountains...LOL. Ahh, my childhood...lol, it all seemed so normal at the time. I hear they're talking about banning toboggans now....too dangerous...lol.

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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2015, 05:11:54 am »
Hey BDF, don't forget the other "Wheel Splitters" that were similarly unsafe...lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En47S7LM9zE

You have to watch all 2:40 to see where the operator forgot about the advantage of leverage in the equation...lol. Hydraulic splitters are for sissies anyway. (Says the guy who buys all his firewood pre-split now).

PS: My old man's wood-splitter is powered by a twin-cylinder horizontally opposed gas refer engine from an old milk truck. We used to be pretty fast (when I was a kid and was forced into childhood slave labor...lol). However, I once dropped a block into place just as he hit the forward lever. Now, my hand wasn't on the blade end of the block, but it was between the block and the pusher plate on the end o the hydraulic ram. It flattened the tips of three fingers, and they squirted the insides out like little fountains...LOL. Ahh, my childhood...lol, it all seemed so normal at the time. I hear they're talking about banning toboggans now....too dangerous...lol.

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I guess you should have been moving a little faster eh?    ;)
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2015, 10:14:28 am »
there's also this home made human powered wood splitter:

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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2015, 10:17:44 am »
Now that is a neat machine.
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2015, 10:25:35 am »
Now that is really slick!

And it reminds me of the drinking bird. Will it continue to bob up and down if you let it get its beak (wedge) wet in a bucket of water?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk71GY02diY

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there's also this home made human powered wood splitter:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=111_1363524786&comments=1
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2015, 06:22:48 am »

Thank you sir! I'll order the steel combustor. The ceramic combustor that I have now is still working but it's crumbling and it's just about at the end of it's life.

It appears that my steel combustor has been lost in shipping. Oh bother.

It seems that the UPS software generated a tracking number that was two digits short and no one knows where my combustor is. The vender is sending out a new one today overnight. We'll see...
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2015, 05:55:35 am »
Hopefully, the driver didn't do this...

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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2015, 08:37:45 am »
I was wondering what that strange looking puddle outside the door was about...
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2015, 08:49:00 am »
Yep, that is odd. ??

I think you are going to like that new combustor. Besides being a SS foil type, it will be brand new and the difference between and old, tired combustor and a new one always surprises me.

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It appears that my steel combustor has been lost in shipping. Oh bother.

It seems that the UPS software generated a tracking number that was two digits short and no one knows where my combustor is. The vender is sending out a new one today overnight. We'll see...
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2015, 09:05:37 am »
Yep, that is odd. ??

I think you are going to like that new combustor. Besides being a SS foil type, it will be brand new and the difference between and old, tired combustor and a new one always surprises me.

Brian

We have a cold front heading our way overnight and I was hoping that my new combustor was ready for a trial run. Down to 10 below Saturday night, I'll need all the heat I can get! 
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2015, 05:27:15 am »
The second shipment did the trick and my steel combustor is nestled in to it's new home and doing it's thing very well. It light's off at a lower temp and quickly climbs up to a nice operating temp of 1,600f.   :)

Now I see that the first shipment has been found and it was sent back to the original shipper who has sent it back to me it seems and should arrive today.   ???

Should I keep it or send it back, again?    ;)
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2015, 06:45:31 am »
Send it back. The karmic repercussions aren't worth the price of admission.  :)
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2015, 07:39:23 am »
Send it back. The karmic repercussions aren't worth the price of admission.  :)

Thus the wink D.    ;)

I'll notify the company and wait for them to send me a return label.
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2015, 10:10:56 am »
Thus the wink D.    ;)

I'll notify the company and wait for them to send me a return label.

Sorry, I didn't notice the wink. It was early and I was using my tiny Android phone. I guess I need a newer, larger phone or stronger glasses. Getting old can be a real p.i.t.a.  ;D
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Re: Woke up with wood
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2015, 10:49:13 am »
Sorry, I didn't notice the wink. It was early and I was using my tiny Android phone. I guess I need a newer, larger phone or stronger glasses. Getting old can be a real p.i.t.a. ;D

It's better than the alternative, at least as far as we know...
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