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Offline jaybe_2

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building a firewood processor
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:27:55 pm »
This is the start of my processor. It is going to be small but have a lot of power and should be fast. The engine has 91 HP  and the pump will be a 30 GPM backed by a 25GPM pump. It will take a 24" log 16' to 18' long





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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 07:29:10 am »
Awsome start! I think I change something on mine every time I shut it off. Looking for an auto cycle valve for my splitter now. Where did you get parts to build your saw and what are you driving it with?

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 09:09:37 am »
Your fabrication is better than my flabrication...

It sure ought to be fast...
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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 01:25:31 pm »
I bought the saw bar and saw motor from crd metal works everything else I have fabbed myself.

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 08:28:50 pm »
Spent some time on the splitter this weekend, It looks big in the pics but it will fit under the processor. Also got the cylinder mounted and got a few other things done.





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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 11:21:38 pm »
I am impressed!  Very nice.  Are you sure that stop plate on the splitter will hold up.  ;)

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 09:39:39 am »
NICE shop

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 06:56:33 pm »
COOL! I love watching and reading these threads when members make, build or modify something!
I'll be following this one closely so thanks for posting, jaybe_2!
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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 08:16:24 am »
Looks good. I must agree nice shop.
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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 08:24:45 am »
Looks great..but..with that shop and skills...doesn't look like firewood should be your callling lol

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2011, 12:41:04 pm »
I dont know what my calling is but its not firewood. This is for personal use only, not selling fire wood. I burn 10/11 cord a year my brother burns the same and my brother inlaw burns 12/14  a year. that is all we will be running throuhgt it.

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 07:18:08 pm »
Well it was not easy but I got the splitter slid under the processor. Also thought I would throw in a pic of my homemade boiler.






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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 07:45:43 pm »
Nice.
You have a nice shop or else access to a nice shop to work in. :)

Any more pics of the boiler? Is it auto draft control when the water gets up to temp?

Looks like someone lost their right hand and left it on top of the boiler for the pic.  :o
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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2011, 08:37:36 pm »
I will get more pics of the boiler. It does have an auto draft control. It needs no power to operate and keeps the water at a very even temp of your choice. The boiler is under pressure so it can be tied directly into the heating system no heat exchanger needed.  In the late 70s early 80 my farther built and  sold a hundred or more of a smaller version of this boiler, We used ome in my parents house for 15 plus years. my uncle is still using his ( 30 years ) same draft control. The shop is mine and thank you. I still have both my hands but sometimes I think I lost my head. 

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2011, 08:04:12 pm »
Great looking build (processor and boiler), keep the pictures coming, its always nice to see the progress.

GF

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2011, 05:26:27 pm »
I found a little time today to work on the processor. I got the outfeed of the splitter mostly done and the outfeed conveyor started. Its been slow going the last couple of weeks.










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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2011, 07:56:24 am »
Nice work!
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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2011, 01:50:43 pm »
Looks like you have alot of time and money invested in this so far!! It does look nice and well built though! How much do you figure you will have stuck in the processor just for materials?
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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2011, 02:54:04 pm »
Right now Im at $3500 (rounding up) And the only thing left to buy is the pump. Its just a crum under a grand. I have about a 120 hours in it though.

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Re: building a firewood processor
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2011, 07:31:37 pm »
Thats really not bad at all for the price of material!!  still 4500 is alot of change, but if it works well and your pleased it will be well worth it!  Yeah its hard to put a value on labor for ones self, that is alot of time, but if ya like tinkering and having a few beers while doing so its enjoyable!!  If you had to make another one and sell it, what would you sell it for??
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