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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Backyard Lumberjack

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    I was wondering about the handle, too! :popcorn2:
     
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    motolife313 ArboristSite Guru

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    Tested it out tonight. Seems to work I’m going to get a oak or hickory 2x4, had a hard time finding local tho . We demoed a house 5 years ago and excavator operater was good enough to save the wood. House could have been 60 years old + and that’s where this Doug Fir 2x4 handle came from D65F84EC-67A5-4864-A814-F9F8DF51196B.jpeg 7F1EC003-EFF4-4E78-81E4-DAD0F138BDDE.jpeg F44071F5-E6BF-492B-B4AC-C125C0A6CC64.jpeg its a 24 pound maul Head
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    Nice job on the welding.
     
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    Jere39 Outdoorsman and Pup

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    If you are swinging that maul head with a 2x4 handle: you are a different sized guy with different sized hands, arms, upper body than I. That looks like a real work-out before it strikes wood. Nice you can make it yourself and put it to use.
     
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    Holy crow...that's a big splitter. Might be cheaper to rent a hydro. splitter than renting the New England Patriots Offensive line to swing that.
     
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    Very nice welding job, man they look sweet! Tig?


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    Ya it’s a tig and thanks! That’s the only type of welding I do. And the handle will get thinned down. I was going to start a thread on it and show it off when I got the handle made
     
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    Welders gone wild:laughing:.
    Nice looking welds:numberone:, as far as practical:chop:, I'm not so sure:muscle:.
     
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    Pipe handle and it may still bend.
     
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    Stainless, it would look cool as the wedge :numberone:.
     
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    Rectangular steel tubing perhaps? Superb welding.
     
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    That 2x4 did have a bit of a stress rise and I left a tiny band saw undercut. I milled some oak today and used that. wood will dampen vibration much less 44D86D54-2A38-49F3-AEC7-F5B8EFB75D31.jpeg FC8CD258-CD10-42E7-9755-94B5C6A9FD60.jpeg D6111478-0EB5-44A7-8295-4A35470E9812.jpeg need some practice with that cheap circular saw lol.
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    Back about 30 years ago I made a soft ball bat out of oak. It was a real slugger. It broke on the first hit. My maple ax handle lasted about 40 hits before it broke.
     
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    Hickory!


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    Ash along with Hickory would also probably make for a durable handle.
     
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    A couple days ago in this thread I posted a picture/video of me hauling some splits in the snow. Well, March in PA is fickle - today I was splitting and removed my flannel, down to just my t-shirt, and sweated it through too.


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    Scout and I aren't ready for this kind of weather. So, I put the Fiskars and maul away and took a motorcycle road to check the condition of the local "Improved" roads.
     
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    That's awesome.
    Scout still hasn't moved lol.
     
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    hole **** big pile firewood
     
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    big F.ucken pile of firewood
     
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    Neighbors who didn't plow this year really paid the price.

    Getting stuck and shoveling a daily for his family. (4 drivers)

    Finally got his 3pt blower on and it seems to have bent the pto or something keeps walking off. 150hp tractor with as 540rpm adapter on a 1000rpm tractor... Need I say more?

    He in a rush pulled 1 daughter's car bent a rear control arm so wheel was turned not a good place to chain! We replaced it today no big deal.

    Used his 3pt blower as a box plow at night without working rear lights. Hit a plow on an old dodge one of his buddies is storing there. Bent the plow all to shoot.

    After we fixed his daughter's car we had to push n shovel to get it out. Then same with the other daughters car.

    I didn't say much about any of it to him. But I did tell the daughter who's car we fixed she should just go stay at Grandma's for a couple weeks.

    Life's to short to make all that extra work for yourself!
     
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