Trailer load of White Oak..... CL scrounge!

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  1. T.Jeff Veal

    T.Jeff Veal

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    Do you get bigger rounds often? We have a good system for those...
    Quick fix #1
    The first one is a simple platform made from 2 pieces of 2x8x24 with 3 pieces of 5/4 x 15 deck boards screwed underneath to hold it together, set up behind the splitter foot. Make sure it is slightly taller than the Spurs and the round will slide on. IMG_20181001_110148436_HDR.jpg
    Better fix #2
    We have had the metal platform for several years. It's 1 1/2" pipe welded to 2x2x1/4 angle iron. The rounds slide on it pretty good. We have used it with rounds over 40"...yes it's still work, but easier. IMG_20180720_132925695.jpg
     
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    We had that problem too, so we use the platform at the back of the splitter foot and then I found some heavy duty wheel chocks in front of the tires keeps it pretty stable. Give that a try. IMG_20190806_072225328.jpg
     
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    have you tried to section big rounds with the Isocore? I was able to half 30"+ red oak rounds with the X27 over the summer and was sectioning them last week at my roadside score (24"+ white oak rounds) with the Isocore. Maybe five whacks maximum.
     
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    Here is a better view of how that platform helps, sorry it's a little long. That is our older splitter, 25 ton, 30+ sec cycle time. The new splitter where I'm stacking the quarters has 11 sec cycle time. Faster finish processing...
     
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    I have attacked big rounds like that before with mauls with success but ever since I got the hydraulics I have felt the need to use them I guess. With all the “buzz” about the isocore lately I’m thinking I may need to ask Santa for one of those this year! I go through phases with my splitting tools and currently I have been using my granafors bruk splitting maul when I do decide to hand split (mostly for shorter sessions where I don’t feel like pulling out the big heavy hydraulic splitter). The GB is a beautiful and very capable tool but I doubt it packs as much punch as the Isocore. For starters the gransfors only has a 31” handle I believe so it is super accurate but prob. does not generate the swing speed like the 36” iso. Also I think it’s about 2lbs lighter in the head.
     
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    Wow! Great video T.Jeff Veal !!!! And even greater splitting setup! I like that u have the fan set up and that chisel tipped pry bar looks perfect for prying apart and separating the those initial halves that have a tendency to want to stay together. Thanks ! I definitely need to build some type of platform.
     
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    White oak is prime stuff
    Great score!!!
     
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    I was just thinking to make the huge rounds more manageable to get to the splitter. I guess i take for granted i can take my "splitter" anywhere i need it whether the Isocore or X27 axe.
     
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    Thanks, that pry/chop bar is made from another piece of 1 1/2" pipe with a 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 6 flat bar stock welded into the end and ground sharp. IMG_20181001_105758683.jpg
     
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    A better picture of the wooden platform... IMG_20191128_133105281.jpg IMG_20191128_133121048.jpg