Jags homebuilt splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by Jags, Feb 10, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    256
    Loc:
    Virginia
    Nice work; what kind of wood is that it really split that stuff up, should dry quick never saw wood split like that.

    Good job nice pictures
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. begreen

    begreen
    Expand Collapse
    Mooderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    60,657
    Likes Received:
    7,676
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    I could tell that was elm, even from the web shots. Great post jags. The one skill I regret I never picked up is welding. Sure is a handy thing. Nice job!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Old farm boy, nice job.


    Zap
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. Jutt77

    Jutt77
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    19
    Loc:
    Idledale, Colorado
    Nice work Jags! Nothing like a bit of good ole American ingenuity:). Most folks can't even change a tire these days much less build bada$$ log splitter!

    So how much power does this thing produce in tons?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. Shari

    Shari
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,325
    Likes Received:
    291
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    Jags,

    Do you have a picture of your splitter from the log lift side with the lift lowered (no wood on it)? I would like to see the layout of how those pillow blocks are attached a little better.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    5,874
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    If comparing to a purchased splitters specs - it would be ~34 tons, but if you do the real math - it is somewhere south of that (and so are the factory jobs).
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    5,874
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Shari - this is probably the best pic I have of the pivot set up.
     

    Attached Files:

    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    6,770
    Likes Received:
    63
    Loc:
    Syracuse NY
    Jags, anything you would change with the lift? I have an AC winch laying around and already have electricity at the splitter. Seems like a no brainer for me.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    5,874
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    To be honest Solar - I got so dang lucky with the design and build of the lift that I wouldn't change a thing.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,585
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    What a hunk o' crap Jags. There's no rear bagger. If it was zero turn I might be impressed.

    sheesh

    Love,
    AP
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    5,874
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    But I have the 12v power supply for a mini fridge - how cool is that??
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  12. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,585
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    OK- that's pretty sweet. I can think of stuff I'd want to plug in there in the yard.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  13. Shari

    Shari
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,325
    Likes Received:
    291
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    Are there plans to install a patio umbrella holder? :)

    That's a joke folks, as another member has said item on their splitter - which I happen to think is a great(!) idea. We have a portable canopy that we set up over our splitting area. We also set up a box fan blowing on us in hot weather, etc.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  14. zzr7ky

    zzr7ky
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,053
    Likes Received:
    37
    Heck - If ya get the 'frig' and umbrella mabe you can get the Cat in The Hat to come run it!

    Very nice.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  15. kettensäge

    kettensäge
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    16
    Loc:
    N.E. PA.
    Like it! especially the log lifter.
     
  16. roxys dad

    roxys dad
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    2
    Loc:
    No NJ
    Thats a hell of a splitter, did you ever think of makiing the wedge move onto a stationary plate that way your not chasing the round off the end of the splitter mine works the way yours does and I often thought it would work better. The splitter was free just had to repair the valve so I can't groan to much. love the log lifter I have to pick the round up I uasally have to break them into smaller pieces with one of those hand cranked splitters to lift them
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  17. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    5,874
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    My work table extends past the wedge, so the log on that side falls onto the table. However, there are times that I WANT the splits to go off of the end. I create large piles off of the end of the splitter. Wedge a split behind the tires and the splitter keeps pushing the new splits into the pile. When you need to move, just pull the splits from behind the tires and allow the next couple of logs to be processed to move it backwards. Replace wheel chocks.

    The 4th pic in my very first post, shows the work table.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  18. roxys dad

    roxys dad
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    2
    Loc:
    No NJ
    Now I see the table extension great job,
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  19. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    5,874
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Thanks for the kind words (everyone included). This thread was started due to some interest in the build of the splitter and design of the log lift. It is quite a basic design and I just got lucky that everything works better than I expected.

    I did think about using the hydraulics for powering a hydraulic motor and wheel on the front stand for moving the splitter around, but decided that was more "toy" than "tool" and I already have a pretty heavy tongue weight. A power tongue jack has also been considered.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  20. wendell

    wendell
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,026
    Likes Received:
    10
    Loc:
    Madison, WI
    Looks great, Jags. Not sure how I've missed them, but this is the first time I've seen pictures of your splitter.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  21. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    17,111
    Likes Received:
    3,566
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Great pics . . . cool splitter.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  22. Jutt77

    Jutt77
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    19
    Loc:
    Idledale, Colorado
    That's fantastic. This is probably a dumb question but did you have to use a welder? Thats one tool that I dont have so it kind of prohibits my metal building plans.

    Nice job again!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  23. DonNC

    DonNC
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    Fayetteville, NC
    Jags
    That awesome splitter on that youtube link in the other thread... How hard would it be to weld a 'table' onto your beam... and then remove the wedge and replace it with a splitting box like that one had in the vid? The top of the splitting box will need to be big enough to hold the remainder of large logds.

    It seems like it wouldnt be too hard...pretty much anyone can do it to their splitter

    whatcha think?

    I like the mini fridge idea too.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  24. Shari

    Shari
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,325
    Likes Received:
    291
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    What video?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  25. Whitepine2

    Whitepine2
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    68
    Loc:
    Southern Ma
    YouTube - zendle38's Channel This is a splitter I put together listed as bill splits under zendle38 it is very much like this one only I have Hydrolic motor wench to lift. It now has a lift much like the one pictured that is lifted by the wench and makes a table. This shows early on, also note detent on valve only for someone who know how to operate not for kids or unexperenced operator but saves much time when working alone. The govenor fixed is a clip of my sawmill and 671 that we took from truck to run it a friend posted these. ZENDLE38 on google will get you to clips if anyone interested.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page