Wedge & Split Wood Platform - Log Splitter To Firewood Processor Ep. 1

Wedge & Split Wood Platform - Log Splitter To Firewood Processor Ep. 1

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Log splitter to firewood processor conversion. Taking an electric-hydraulic 7 tonne splitting force log splitter and converting it to a homemade firewood processor. The drawbacks of the current log splitter are the low height, single edge wedge and no firewood pan around the wedge so you have to constantly pick up pieces of wood you still want to split making the handling of the wood time consuming and annoying. Still better than splitting the wood with an axe though! Also you have to pre-cut the material you want to split. My plan is to put this log splitter on wheels, weld some steel to the trailer and around the wedge, add a log feed conveyor and a chain saw blade with separate electric motor and call it a firewood processor. It will make the firewood making process much simpler. Why haven't we done it sooner... It will take a log up to 3 m in length on the feed conveyor and a 35 cm cut log in the splitter since the stroke of the splitter is only 40 cm. I had to leave extra 5 cm wiggle room. But it's okay - our fireplaces are quite small. My sauna stove takes even as small as 25 cm firewood, and also my workshop stove. In addition to this creation I want to build firewood crates so we don't have to stack firewood ever again. And moving firewood will be as simple as that - just pick up the crate (with a machine) and deliver it wherever you want/need. No more re-re-re-stacking and unnecessary time consuming wood handling. Sounds like a TV commercial but it will be that good. Come along for the journey!

This video is part of a series of videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkmF7FAZBzkVRPU6b-IeJVu91-frjF8v3

Check out my other videos on my channel page: https://www.youtube.com/c/DonnDIY

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Soundtrack:
Pomade - Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)

Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter