Hey everyone. These are some photos of the homemade log splitter I built recently. I used it to split 6 cords of oak and hackberry, then sold it to a guy in Florida (of all places) and am now looking to build another. Ideas for this 2nd one include: *10HP Diesel (china clone) engine (just because!) *16GPM 2 stage pump *auto return valve *horizontal only *8" wedge I'd like to have your input on the following: *bottom 2" of wedge in front of upper wedge (to start splitting where the rotational forces are not as bad) *what to use for the hydraulic oil tank In some of the pictures that i'm attempting to upload, you'll see where i had to beef up the wedge end with 1/2" bearing plates because a piece of oak was too much for the 12" tall wedge. This time I'll use a maximum 8" tall wedge. Here is the axle, springs and angle iron frame taking shape... Here's me happy the beam is finally welded down to the frame... Close up of the push plate. Grade 8 bolts used.