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Right on man! 👍 There's a few home made splitters around my neck of the woods too. My neighbor built one with to light of an I beam. He bent it on the first round! 😂🤣😂 We all told him it was way to light duty for this tougher west coast Spruce! 🤣😂🤣 But he wouldn't listen. He thought he was some kind of self taught structural and mechanical engineer. I guess He wasn't!🤣😂🤣
Thankfully they didn't make that mistake with this one the guts were a premanufactured 3 point splitter that was PTO driven that they added the axles. Ill get some Dimond plate or something and cut it on the bandsaw at work to remake that motor mount and square things up. Whoever torch cut those steel pieces apparently had zero skills in adjusting a torch. I might be able to reuse some of the plate but ill take it into work and put it on the Bridgeport and side mill it.
 

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I was milling some logs today, and I had this really nice 10' blk. cherry, problem was, it had a serous crook in the middle. I hated to firewood it, as I REALLY like working with cherry!

So, I buzzed it in half and loaded both logs on my BSM and made a cut,

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With that done I turned them 180* and made a second cut, and that made it possible to set them side by side,

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With the slabs taken off both of them, I now have a couple nice cants to take 5/4 boards off of,

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Here you can see, I'm getting some pretty nice lumber built up for future projects!

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The stickered pile on the mills deck, is the cherry I milled today, with some dry white oak on it to keep it flat!

SR
 

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Nate! Do run Stihl or Husky? And what model and size do you like best?
Don’t let me discourage you from trying a 500, they are good saws. You would probably be happy with a ported one, and little stronger if your at lower elevation. Good option if you have to do a lot of limbing and or have back issues. And your back and hip would probably feel better sense your wallet would be $2000 thinner🤣.
 

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Sachs-Dolmar KMS-4 Wankel rotary.

He's a member here last I knew.

Ding Ding, we have a winner. After sitting under the workbench for almost 50 years, one shot of mix to the carb and it fired right up. Filled the tank and primed it again and off she went. I think it was $100 well spent.
 

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Don’t let me discourage you from trying a 500, they are good saws. You would probably be happy with a ported one, and little stronger if your at lower elevation. Good option if you have to do a lot of limbing and or have back issues. And your back and hip would probably feel better sense your wallet would be $2000 thinner🤣.
No not at all. Im definitely interested in test driving one first in decent size wood like 36"- 48" before i make a decision on it. I'd also like to see how it performs in frozen wood in the winter time. Im also looking to test drive a Husky 592! I'm really curious how it pulls! Im certian its a power plant! 👍
 
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