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Tried the tire trick for 1st time

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cannonballcobb, Nov 28, 2008.

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  1. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    (Back on the top, make the same 6 radial cuts from the center out toward the tread in the sidewall, again about 4” long)

    Very nice addition Frostbit and cutting out the bead is a good idea too. Thanks for the input!!

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  2. kenny chaos

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    Some people prefer a bungie cord and length of rope.
    I'd think that a small link chain (dog chain) would make it
    very easy to adjust.
  3. Duetech

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    Where can I find an axe like that?
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    [googlevideo]www.vipukirves.fi/kauppa/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28[/googlevideo]
  5. Duetech

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    Went there. Saw that. Does anyone know what 190,00€ is? What type of currency? And what the equivalence is in US? Thanks!
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    190 euros. At today's exchange rate of $1.47869 per euro, that would be $280.95.
  7. FINLAND

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    The price outside EU =155.74 EUR. equals 230.74 USD.
    The shipping to US = 47.26 EUR. equals 69.88 USD.
    TOTAL = 203.00 EUR. equals 300.62 USD.
    Value Added Tax 0% outside EU countries. check http://easyconverter.net/
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    I have used the tire method for years. It is at least twice as fast. I've also improved on the design. here is a copy from the "gear" forum w/link (I don't know how to bring the images over, hopefully the link will work OK):
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/46849/


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    Years ago, I was given a dozen uncut cords with a time limit to remove them. I googled around for the best wood splitter and saw a fellow claim in the newsgroups that he could split wood faster and better than a splitter. He described a great setup, which I copied and made my job of hand splitting at least twice as efficient. I have been unable to find the old post.

    The 32” round finally rotted to where I needed to make another. So I redesigned with a few improvements. Sorry if everyone already knows this—no one in my area does.

    Why is this good?
    - The wood doesn’t fly away after a strike. This alone is worth the price!
    - The wood is at, and stays in, a nice bundle at waist height.
    - The tire actually bounces the ax back up a bit! Recouping some energy
    - The tire keeps the ax head from hitting the cutting base, axes stay sharper.
    - Odd shapes, thin pieces, and slanted pieces are easily set for a solid strike.
    - Most chips remain below where they are readily scooped for tinder/kindling

    The design shown was made to be portable. My last weighed a few hundred pounds and had to be rolled at great effort to move.

    Fabrication:
    - Base: 4x4 treated wood, cradles Center. About 12” high. TimberLock bolts hold it together.
    - Center: 4x4 wood inserts into Base, 5” of plywood are nailed into 4x4s (no nails used in middle where ax can hit), Has two 9” nails driven in, with 4” sticking out and heads cut of—these are guides and locks for the Top pedestals
    - Top: A half ton truck tire with 4 small 4x4 pieces mounted on it. These pieces raise the tire to a good height so the ax head won’t hit the Center. They also provide holes for wood chips and water to find their way out.

    That’s it!

    Bill
  9. bigtall

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    Went there. Saw that. Does anyone know what 190,00€ is? What type of currency? And what the equivalence is in US? Thanks![/quote]
    The price outside EU =155.74 EUR. equals 230.74 USD.
    The shipping to US = 47.26 EUR. equals 69.88 USD.
    TOTAL = 203.00 EUR. equals 300.62 USD.
    Value Added Tax 0% outside EU countries. check http://easyconverter.net/[/quote]

    Yikes! That makes the super splitter that I recieved today feel even better!
  10. mtnmizer

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    The tire trick is great!! I'm using a set of 4, 10.5x31x15's flat on the ground. With
    rounds of dougfir/pine I can bust them into 1/8's in five wacks or so. I don't think I need to
    mount it on a block works fine as is. Quickes/easiest splitting trick I've ever seen.

    With 4 loaded tires I get a pretty decent workout swinging a 6lb maul. MM
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