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Splitting question?

Postby SitkaSpruce » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:40 pm

I'd like to be able to split wood to make things- however I have arthritis in my wrists so can't hit things, so the usual axe/ wedges seem out of the question. I can use a hand saw or levered tools like loppers. Can anyone suggest a different way for splitting wood?
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Re: Splitting question?

Postby oldclaypaws » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:02 pm

If you have a mid range chainsaw and bought an Alaskan small log mill (£139) and the appropriate ripping chain for your saw (£25?) you could turn small to medium logs of up to 15" into planks or beams. You just screw something straight like a bit of 4x2 on to the top of a log to get a straight reference line, then run the saw and mill along the top. Its a kind of 'accurate mechanised splitting', to paraphrase.

I had no trouble milling 15" Chestnut with a 50cc Stihl.

Its a cheaper version of a Logosol Bill Mill, shown in this video where a pal of mine is doing it on some oak.

...Just a thought.... maybe ?
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Re: Splitting question?

Postby Dexter's Shed » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:31 pm

SitkaSpruce wrote: however I have arthritis in my wrists so can't hit things,

In my eye's, that's a good enough reason to use........

as per the link
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