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    Update on what did you do today. My little screw type splitter is done, could use more power though. Looking to improve with a 2 hp motor, one hp is a tad low.

  • #2
    Looks very nice! Any video of it in action?
    Andy

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    • #3
      I saw some videos on You tube, they work slick. I wanted a compact one for at the lake.

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      • #4
        So how do you cut a spiral thread on a cone??
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        • #5
          Saw a Russian site. Hand feed the cross slide with a rapid carriage travel from left to right, leave the traverse lever engaged, reverse and repeat. Not too hard once you start. Not a 60 deg. thread form. Could have used the thread feed screw for the same result and pitch.

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          • #6
            Hook it up to that thing in the background.



            The one you made looks nice and sturdy. Nice job on the belt guard, too. I'd probably be getting in a hurry by the time I got around to a detail like that.
            Last edited by winchman; 05-01-2015, 12:26 AM.
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            • #7
              Beautifully done but isnt an axe quicker and cheaper

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              • #8
                An axe might be quicker and cheaper, but building machines it's a lot more fun Nice work metalbender!

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                • #9
                  It is nice ,I would like to see the thread being put on the cone though,still trying to wrap my head around how its done.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice work.
                    Can't figure out how you cut the threads though.

                    I have one like that I attach to the PTO on my tractor.
                    It's the fastest, easiest splitter I have ever seen.
                    Bill

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                    You used to be able to buy the threaded cone from the company that built my splitter.

                    Still can ------

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                    Last edited by Seastar; 05-01-2015, 09:13 AM.
                    I cut it off twice and it's still too short!

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the replies. Having had surgery on both rotator cuffs makes splitting with an ax a real pain. The belt guard was made using my home built slip roll. I used to build stuff out of necessity when the family was young, serious lack of funds. Still have a chop saw and hydraulic arbor press I built many years ago. I could go out and buy stuff now but that defeats the purpose of all these tools in the garage. It's just plain fun to build things, engineering on the fly.

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                      • #12
                        You don't use an axe to split wood, you use a splitting maul or wedges and a sledge hammer.

                        Brian

                        Originally posted by plunger View Post
                        Beautifully done but isnt an axe quicker and cheaper
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                        • #13
                          Nice job! That's the first one I have seen with that fine a pitch on the screw.Is the thread that fine because it's being driven faster or out of lathe limitations?
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • #14
                            I made the threads rather fine to try to compensate for only having a 1 hp motor. Even with that, it's under powered. Next week at the lake will tell, most wood is around 4-6 inch stuff. Having more power one could cut 4-8 tpi. I just used the regular feed, not the screw cutting feed, seat of the pants engineering. The tool is ground for a buttress type thread. Might make a new cone, longer taper, smaller dia, coarser thread, or, sssssspppppend money for more power. New cone first I think.

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                            • #15
                              Have you considered putting notches in the thread to make it remove material instead of just pushing it out of the way? It would work like a regular tap instead of a fluteless tap. Seems like that would reduce the load on the motor.
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