Author Topic: splitting rocket-sized wood  (Read 1160 times)

Offline keithturtle

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splitting rocket-sized wood
« on: February 05, 2016, 03:26:59 AM »
One of the hassles with rocket stoves is getting the wood to a size that burns well.  I stumbled across something called a "kindling cracker" and came up with my own iteration made from cheap harbor freight chisels.  Works really good, safe and quick

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Re: splitting rocket-sized wood
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 09:08:12 AM »
Sure beats the wood chisel I was using on my bench!  :o

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Re: splitting rocket-sized wood
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 07:10:13 PM »
Yes, but it is incredibly slow compared to this thing.  Working on my own version of the popular "wheel of death" as found on web.  Trying to balance speed (rpm) with mass (added ballast) to make an effective splitter for 2x4 size wood and smaller. Not concerned with big stuff that I'll use the hydraulic splitter for.

Safety is questionable as well

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