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Old 01-08-2019, 12:22 PM
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Default Atten Smokin' firewood processing ideas

found this video showing some neat ideas for processing firewood. There are some new ones I haven't seen yet. Do like the "1 horsepower splittter" one.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:10 PM
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The problem I have with most Euro firewood machines is they work on less than 12 dia, straight grained, trees.

I have yet to see one that would handle thick, twisted grain, North America Elm or Oak.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:25 PM
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The problem I have with most Euro firewood machines is they work on less than 12 dia, straight grained, trees.



I have yet to see one that would handle thick, twisted grain, North America Elm or Oak.


Most of the wood I get, would not really go thru those machines either. Most of those are designed for the choice trees for processing, for sure. I buy the big ugly stuff that no one else wants and get it at a discount because of that.


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Several issues I see with the one horse power model. The fuel efficiency is terrible, the governor control is all over the place and the exhaust is terrible to handle.

We would all be better off to tub grind everything and use a chip burner.


I’m not gonna because where is the fun in that?
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Several issues I see with the one horse power model. The fuel efficiency is terrible, the governor control is all over the place and the exhaust is terrible to handle.

We would all be better off to tub grind everything and use a chip burner.


I’m not gonna because where is the fun in that?
When does the tree splitter build start?
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:20 AM
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When does the tree splitter build start?
Right after I get the house built, jeep done, dodge painted and shop addition put on.

Oh and a new bullet in the excursion.

In adddition to that I travel approx once a month for work now too.

Also when I don’t have a customers semi at the house to work on. In 2018 I had three weekends off.

Then tree splitter. By the time I’m ready we will have plans all drawn up and it’ll go together like we have built 30 of them before....
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:16 AM
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Right after I get the house built, jeep done, dodge painted and shop addition put on.

Oh and a new bullet in the excursion.

In adddition to that I travel approx once a month for work now too.

Also when I don’t have a customers semi at the house to work on. In 2018 I had three weekends off.

Then tree splitter. By the time I’m ready we will have plans all drawn up and it’ll go together like we have built 30 of them before....
So sounds like early spring then.
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Right after I get the house built, jeep done, dodge painted and shop addition put on.

Oh and a new bullet in the excursion.

In adddition to that I travel approx once a month for work now too.

Also when I don’t have a customers semi at the house to work on. In 2018 I had three weekends off.

Then tree splitter. By the time I’m ready we will have plans all drawn up and it’ll go together like we have built 30 of them before....
sounds like you need to work faster not smarter
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