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Homemade Monster Maul!

Discussion in 'Picture Forum' started by kholmz, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. kholmz

    kholmz ArboristSite Lurker

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    I just made myself a monster maul and thought I would share. It's made by welding three wedges together then pinning and welding them to a 16lb fence post sledge. The finished head weight is 20.4lbs. I know I can swing it, but I haven't tried it yet. Can't wait! The wife thinks it looks like a woodpecker, so that is what it is called now.:)
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    Looks like something Paul bunion would carry! Nice for the hard to split rounds. I wanted to do this before I got my wood splitter
     
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    Homelite410 Hack with a CNC Mill

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    My shoulder says no.....
     
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    Damn dude that thing's a beast, looks like you could rig it up like a guillotine and let it drop on the rounds lol
     
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    I'd knock the shoulders off to match the angle of the wedge so the split pieces don't get hung up
     
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    Hi Ironman, yes I thought about doing that, knocking the shoulders off, but I wanted to try it first with them on. Perhaps you don't want it to pass right through the wood and bury itself six inches into the ground. And if the wood hits the shoulders the wood should already be split. Either way I'm going to try if first, and then modify as needed.
     
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    Nice work! I think I have 100 CC chain saws that weigh less than that. Think I'll keep making noodles, Joe.
     
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    That thing looks overkill!
     
  9. Tigdim

    Tigdim Got him...

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    Video???
     
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    Dude, that thing is going to go through whatever you're trying to split AND your chopping block.
    :eek:

    Yes, we need a video.
    1. We want to see how it performs.
    2. We want to see you actually swing the thing. :)
    3. We want to see if you can swing it more than 3x before needing a rest. :D
     
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    Good luck with that welding on cast iron.
     
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    Op hasn't been on site since April
     
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    It's still stuck in the wood, he has been trying to get it out since April. Good splitting mauls are not sharp.
     
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    Ive had decent luck welding high quality cast iron (cast steel?) on import exhaust manifolds with longevity. I think the grade of metal is important.... on a maul just made to be heavy, not sure how great the standards would be
     
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    I would guess it would depend on the length of the rounds to be split & the make up of the grain of the rounds if it's all "curly wurly"the corners may need removing from the tool Just looking at the "Piccies" Iv'e had to go &have a lie down :clap:
     

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