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Who here Makes Their Own Firewood related stuff?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Jags, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    In honor of not hi-jacking the current "Firewood making tools" I thought it might be fun to see who builds stuff for firewood related use. Splitters, carts, hitches, sawbucks, coal rake, whatever. Show us your custom built tools.
    I have a list that is about as long as my arm, but I want to see other peoples innovation.
    Some of you long timers are probably tired of seeing my splitter(s) and stuff, so I will start with a couple more obscure items:
    Custom built trailer - specifically built to fit the double doors of my woodshed (not pictured) Note the "21" inch measurement between the two upright in back? It is to measure my longest acceptable split:
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    Custom hitch for the mule (garden tractor):
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    Electric conversion of a lawn mower so the grandkids can get in the action:
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  2. razerface

    razerface Minister of Fire

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    been waiting to see the electric mower,,,,from the looks of the grass you should have let him keep the blades!

    Those little beggers sure are proud when they drive stuff! I like it.
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  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    May as well put up the splitters too. There are some some new folks here.

    I haven't built much. I have lots of ideas, but don't have the tools to build em. I have had the guys in the metal shop at my job modify some things for me.
    I put together this combination trailer hitch for an IH Cub Cadet three point hitch out of some stuff I had and stuff I bought.
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    It is height adjustable and can haul trailers with a ball hitch and GT attachments with the pin hitch.
    I have some other stuff planned....
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  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    That is out in the back 40. Gets mowed once per mo. (and the grandsons were 2 and 3 at the time - no blades for them._g)

    Okay - the requested splitter pics.
    Big boy:
    big1sm.jpg

    And little boy (fast as heck too): Sloppy hoses were during the testing phase.
    Splitter build can be seen here:http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/jags-splitter-build-pic-heavy.83540/
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  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    My intent wasn't to clutter this thread with all MY crap. I wanted to see other peoples crap...er ....Masterpieces. ;lol;lol;lol
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  6. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Don't really have any particular metal fab skills but I built this here sawbuck.

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  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice. Thats what I am talking about.
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I built one of those too!
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    Wood stuff is easy.
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  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I also built this box to carry my saws and tools on the old Ford Flatbed.
    truck box 5.jpg truck box 4.jpg truck box 2.jpg

    The truck has moved on to the next caretaker, but I still have the box (under about 2 feet of snow now).
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  10. Whitepine2

    Whitepine2 Burning Hunk

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    Some stuff I made

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  11. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    VERY impressive set up. I like the custom wedge
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    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    The extent of my fab abilities was a sawbuck ;lol

    And a postal crate chainsaw carrier, Ill get some pics up if I can find any
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    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Ive also been thinking about making a kydex belt sheath for my x7 so I can carry it around with me while bucking wood
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  14. WES999

    WES999 Minister of Fire

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    Here is a couple of things,
    Sawbuck and pallet breaking fork.
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  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I forgot about your pallet fork, Wes. Simply ingenious.

    And nice work Whitepine. How well does the processor work? I don't think I have had a straight stick of firewood in years but for those that do, that is the ticket for volume.
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    Firewood Bandit Feeling the Heat

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    I posted this pic before, but it fits here. A rebuilt can't hook.

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  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    How about a custom built firewood dolly:
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    Whitepine2 Burning Hunk

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    Well there are not many straight trees around here ether. This is why I made this the way I did,if you look you will see the box like open-en with a piston atop well this moves via hydrolic piston under the table and the piston on top
    that you see captures the log which is pulled until it reaches desired length (3' piston under table) so can cut about 30" if need be. The nice thing is I can cut bowed,bent twisted ect. without too much of a problem SWEET. When ever you see a commercial store bought rig they always have stems the same diameter and of course just like an arrow and away they go O how nice it is but real life this is not the mean as you stated.I can cut 30" diameter not
    overly fast but not tired at end of the day ether. Only $800 in this unit as I used what I had it could be better with
    bigger pump and other changes. It is powered by an 80HP turbo Isuzu diesel from there PUP pickup truck so plenty of power I may put more work into it but it works well enough as is. I am going to make vid but need someone to help with that.
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  19. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    This a repost of a couple of firebox tools I made which have really, really worked out well for me. The heft and fit to my hand are great.

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  20. ClintonH

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    Sometimes I brew my own beer to drink by the fire. That counts, right?
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  21. BobUrban

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    I fabbed up this reese hitch and this thing I call my log dog - a single log skidder for my Griz. Just notch the log with my saw and set it onto the angle. If I can lift the one end the Griz can tow it to my work deck. I also fabbed up a hitch that fits into the receiver with ball, hook and tab for pin mounts. My stove tools have been on here many times as well.

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  22. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Blade sharpening guide

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    I also made a hookaroon from an old axe I had laying around. I took the right angle grinder and cut the blade into a hook. I don't have a pic It's outside in the snow



    Out feed table

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  23. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Do these covered wood racks count?
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    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    How about a box that monitors the burning of firewood?
    The three lights tell me which zone is on. Then I have supply water temp and return temp and the bottom gauge is the gasification temp Have to multiply by 10
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  25. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Very cool stuff by all. Keep it coming.

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