So there I was - beautiful river flowing behind me. Me swinging at a round like I was trying to kill a rabid beaver - sweating, ticked off, tired. Heck, I am only making camp fire wood. "Screw this - I am building another splitter for the cabin", entered my mind. SOoooo.... The idea was a smaller, lighter duty machine with good speed and I didn't want to spend a bunch of bean pods on it. There were a couple of items that I needed to buy, but mostly I could repurpose some steel/wheels, hoses that I have around anyhow. I literally have bins full of bolts, nuts, washer, etc. The most exotic piece of equipment I used for this build was a die grinder. I roughly have about 20 hrs in the build and I don't have plans. This is farmer style. Looks good, tack it on. :lol: First person to pick on my welding gets banned from the island. ;-) Specs: 14.5 HP briggs electric start. (donor from a lawn mower with locked up diff.) 3.5" - 16" stroke ram. (had laying on shelf) splitter has 2 inched between foot and wedge for total log length of 18" 16 gpm speeco 2 stage pump non detent control valve. Repurposed air tank from semi tractor. Purchased parts: I-beam - $100 pump - $107 half of a lovejoy and spider - $20 A few pieces of 1" pipe - $5 It is not complete yet, but I don't believe I will need any other purchased parts. Maybe a hose if I don't have the proper size already hanging on the wall. I will start from the beginning.