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Modified The Chopping Block

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WES999, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. WES999

    WES999 Minister of Fire

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    I had to replace the top of the chopping block as it had worn completely through, I add a couple of extra layers of plywood to the top.

    The other problem was the tire was not tall enough, and would tend to move around and fall off.
    I screwed the tire to some pieces of 4"x4", and built a skirt around them to keep everything in place on the chopping block. Should work much better now.

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  2. Tuneighty

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    Would seem to me you will hit the wood on top with your handle? I have noticed the tighter you have the logs in there the less they tend to fall out...
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  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I've seen where some folk will turn a tire inside out. That makes it taller and kind of funnel shaped.
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  4. infinitymike

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    I think he flips it over and the tire is on the top.
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    Good idea! Bet the copperheads 'round here would love it, though.
  6. bogydave

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    You used your "winter tread".
    I guess winter not coming this year LOL :)

    A pic with it full of splits please ;)
  7. Pallet Pete

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    Alright first off how do you not destroy your axe handle on the frame ? Secondly Where are all the splits WES ? HMM ;):p Actually it looks kinda like Richard Dean Anderson ( MacGyver ) made it out of a piece of hair and a grain of sand ! ;lol Nice Job !

    Happy Holidays
    Pete
  8. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ja, that'd be my guess too.
  9. WES999

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    The first pic shows the tire/frame upside down ( to show the construction), I could not get the other pic show as a full image.

    It will show up of you click on where it says "attached files pdr_0001.jpg", this is the correct orientation.
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  11. Pallet Pete

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    I clicked and nothing so I went to the other computer and walla there it is ! That looks pretty cool and functional nice job Wes !

    Pete
  12. bogydave

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    Now we see the plan :)
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    Very cool. And here I was just using on of the big rounds I had, and watching the splits fly. I'd like to see pics of other chopping blocks people use.

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