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The Best Log Splitter EVER

 
allen lumley
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1) go to youtube.com and search : INGMARS KLYV

2) Watch video

3) come back here and put in a 'link to' ( not in my wheelhouse !!! )

 
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This one Allen? http://youtu.be/ca7ZPfkcNqA

Edit: Ah, I see the thread you referenced, this one: http://youtu.be/MD0cp3g6O78

 
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THe 1st one Is a great build, perhaps a little over built, the second one is definitely something any one can build!
Thank you for posting, now lets see how many hits it gets again thank you ! For the good of the craft, PYRO -Big AL
 
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I watched the second one- it felt very satisfying to watch. I will have to build one, with -ultiple attach-ent options!
 
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http://handbok.alternativ.nu/Bygga_och_bo/Uppv%C3%A4rmning/Ved/Ved-redskap

Here is the Google Translation:

"Ingmar log splitter
This log splitter is driven by hand and a used bilfj├Ąder. The great thing is that you can stand a whole day and cleave without tiring the arm. The principle is that the power of the heavy ax in motion is difficult to stop suddenly. If one has a sufficiently heavy and rigid surface is split firewood while ax retarded.

Log splitter is almost entirely built of scrap and is an experimental model with adjustable positioning of the spring to get it in exactly the right place. The spring is probably a front spring from a Volvo 240. It is quite ideal characteristics for the splitter. Here sits yxeggen 130 cm from the joint and the spring sits 20 cm from the joint. This gives a frequency of about two seconds per shot, which is a moderately slow pace .... it is effort saving to let the ax set the pace. If you choose a harder spring should sit closer to the stand to get the corresponding oscillation frequency and so on.

In the sketch, and even in Youtube movie sits ax in an inappropriate angle to the "stem". All of the long ax is made of thick solid iron to weigh about 30 kg and ideally should probably iron bent to every part of the ax have the same distance to the trail. Then use the kinetic energy when the ax retarded. As it is, may be part of a movement larger radius than yxeggen sheep and snatches all stand out / up when the ax braked suddenly. Now it's laborious to bend the iron but you can start by letting the ax as a whole follow swing radius which it does if you attach the straight shaft of the ax of gravity and also at right angles. Yet something better will probably if you cut the angles and the ax in half so that it more accurately follows the turning radius.
 
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More here: http://www.pidia.se/ingmarsklyv.html
 
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Nice videos, thanks for posting these!

I always find it frustrating looking at videos of people using new splitter designs though. I have no problems splitting the nice straight grained short pieces they always demo on. I really want to know how these things handle in the real world, where your logs have twists and knots. Our fires take 18" to 22" logs too, not those short little 12" things. Fewer saw cuts and they are easier to stack too.
 
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What if one used a counter weight that would come down and crush something on the up stroke of of the axe? A spring would still be needed to make the stop at the end of the axe's down stroke a "soft" one, but the spring could be smaller.
I envision the counter weight as a cast concrete cylinder with an eyehook embedded at the top.
As it lowered it would slide down into a pipe, just wide enough to accept it.
It would slide past the inlet of a sanitary tee, there to add new material. It would bottom out on a metal grate, pushing the crushed matter through to a bucket below.
 
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William Bronson : I think I understand your plan but I can't visualize the material you are attempting to crush, splitting wood we are 'going with the grain', a not quite
correct term that simply acknowledges that there are natural lines that we cleave along, all our force is delivered along a knife edge line that 'finds' these natural lines
of cleavage !

Small branches, no bigger than a roll of quarters would effectively resist crushing, any failure of wood fibers at the ends of a similar stick will just allow the more even
spread of our crushing energy through the branch. Wood is very strong against compressive forces, thats why we place our wall studs inline vertically !

For the good of the craft ! be safe, keep warm ! As always, comments, questions are solicited, and Welcome ! Pyro logical Big al !



 
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Bump ! Big AL
 
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