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Offline Johnmcc69

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2015, 10:45:38 PM »
Very cool Brian! That works quite nice!

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2015, 02:27:10 AM »
Brian,
I love the log splitter.
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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2015, 03:37:01 AM »
I think we're all smiling. Thanks! Hugh.

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2015, 07:52:32 AM »
Looks good Brian, would make a good nut cracker too.

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2015, 08:33:51 AM »
Magnificent  :praise2:  :praise2:
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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2015, 01:28:43 PM »
Well done Brian  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

I was quite surprised by the speed of the woodsplitter, having seen videos of some of the full sized units and how they inch so slowly. My mistake was to think that yours was going to move fairly slowly too.

It certainly makes a nice addition to one of your engines, all you need now is an automatic "log" feeder mechanism and you'll be all set for a fascinating display at any model engine show.

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #66 on: February 09, 2015, 03:14:08 PM »
Both unique and fun to watch Brian!! Well done indeed! Now if you can only keep the wife out of the closet  ;)

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #67 on: February 09, 2015, 04:28:48 PM »
That is pretty cool.
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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2015, 05:15:49 PM »
I'm having a bit of trouble believing that "the inertia of the two steel flywheels on the splitter is doing all of the work."

Maybe I'm misunderstanding but doesn't the engine remain attached to the flywheel while the ram is moving through its stroke?  If that's true, then the engine can deliver power to the ram throughout the stroke.

If you spin the flywheels up to the approximate speed of the engine, say with an electric drill, and then detach the drill, will the device still split a chunk of broom handle?
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Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2015, 05:44:52 PM »
Marv--If there was a lot of feedback to the engine when the splitter was actually engaging the wood, the drive belt would jump. Watch the video again. Keep a close eye on the drive belt. It doesn't even twitch when the splitter is doing the actual splitting.

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2015, 05:44:25 PM »
Somebody asked the other day what I used to skid the broom trees out of the closet and over to my sawmill/buzzsaw/woodspliter. Well Jeeez!!!---Of course---I use my donkey engine/winch.

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Re: Model Woodsplitter
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2015, 06:38:26 PM »
Now that's too cool  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:. Beats snaking them out with mules or horses, the Mrs. wouldn't like the poop :lolb:

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