Basically all you have to do is set your taper and then set the lathe to create a thread of about 4-6 TPI ( threads oer inch) once you have the taper cut. But setting and cutting a taper then cutting threads on a taper is about a days work for a horn the size you need.
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now if i had to split wood, that would be the way to do it.
Chadwick Holmes wrote:Satamax, there are whole Amish carpentry shops that run on horse treadmills in Indiana. I have seen horses line up to get on too.....
Howdy Mr Holmes, i used to live in Pa in an area where Amish would ride past in buggies every few minutes. They have very creative ways to not only cut wood but to do everything like you said. Pa was very nice but the laws got too draconian and i had to move.
All the Youtube vids make it look effortless but they're using easy to split wood. Trees from the forest that grow tall and straight are always easy to split. A maple that grew out on a fence line somewhere where the wind was blowing will have twisted grain and is a different story.
If you're driving a giant screw into a log you still have to hold it from spinning requiring another clamping device. Seems to me that the simple hydraulic jack method is the cheapest way to exert a lot of force.
If you have softwoods the slide hammer and gravity is something that could be made simply.
it is very satisfying throwing in a full size log as if it was a conventional wood stove and watch it burn in my rocket stove. splitting wood is for small rocket stoves. i heard someone say size doesnt matter but i disagree. i say fill it in large and deep.