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Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by gfercaks33, Apr 17, 2016.
Wow! Log picker upper and the whole deal!
When the kids moved away, and it was only me, the cherry picker became a necessity.
Wow, we have some absolute craftsmen here. Great work guys!
Dang that log splitter is a beast.
18HP? Tim Taylor built that didn't he?
Years ago, I built a log-splitter on a 3pt hitch frame and ran it off the tractor hydraulics.
Coulda sure used the cherry picker feature though. We had a cast-iron Franklin stove that would easily burn 28" logs.
Ha! I burned a lotta rods (stick-welder) when I was younger, long before auto-hoods.
I've picked up the electrode before, and automatically nodded my head before realizing I didn't have a hood on...
Makes ya look around to see if anyone's watching.
The cherry picker for the splitter only has a chain hook on the nose. To pick up logs, I found an old set of railroad skidding tongs that were used back in the day by men to pull out RR ties after the spikes were removed. Modified it with some eyes welded on and a length of chain. By adding chain, it can drag logs to the splitter for as far as one has chain and the stroke of the picker. Move a big log about 4’ at a time and it just takes seconds to drop the picker arm, take up the slack and repeat.
Started this a couple days ago. It's my first one. Been working on it between other projects. The steel is O1 tool steel. Blade 3-1/4" long and overall 7-1/4" long. The handle is kirinite (we can call it plastic if ya like). The handle pins are the permanent ones, they are just what I'm using to rough the handle scales in. I really debated on posting it or not cuz it doesn't look like much yet but it is a work in progress and we gotta keep this thread hoppin!
Is the graph paper stuck on the blade in the first pic so you can keep an eye on it to remain symmetrical?