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Author Topic: car axle wood splitter???  (Read 7931 times)

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Offline DeerMeadowFarm

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Re: car axle wood splitter???
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2014, 08:33:41 am »
This guy uses an axle setup with supersplit parts and the other side is a chunker shear.



I really like the spiltter portion of this guy's set-up; very fast! I wonder what it would do in stringy white oak though?

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Re: car axle wood splitter???
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2014, 09:31:18 am »
Man, If I ran that thing, within a week, I would be shy at least 2 fingers.  ;D
Some thought went into the design tho..
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Re: car axle wood splitter???
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2014, 12:14:12 pm »
I believe he bought the essential parts for his splitter from supersplit.   Evidently they will sell the rack and pinion separately but a student of mine is scrapping a 3/4 ton Chevy and I'm getting the rear axle so my original idea might just get a try yet. 
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Re: car axle wood splitter???
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2014, 06:21:34 pm »
To me there are two uses for the chunker style cutter, the first is to make true chunks of wood for a gasifier but the second is to use a larger drum that would allow you to cut usable pieces quickly out of small trunks or branch wood. The European branch wood or pole wood style processes small diameter wood fast and semi-automatically. The first is the best video I have seen that shows the inner cutting head. The second video shows the more compact style that uses toothed rollers to feed in the workpiece. Unfortunately you have to watch for over three minutes to see the infeed set up in the second video.

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Re: car axle wood splitter???
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Re: car axle wood splitter???
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2016, 11:18:06 am »
Just some food for thought for building things from old rearends. I doubt it would be heavy enough for this application, but the rears out of 280Z datsuns have flanges where the axleshafts bolt on just an inch or so from the pumkin. The 3rd member flanges and all in only about 16 inches wide. I saved a couple of them for several years, thinking they would be handy to build something out of.
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Re: car axle wood splitter???
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2016, 06:59:05 pm »
I think this is the best splitter that you can make....

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