Homemade Firewood Processor - Log Splitter To Firewood Processor Ep. 5

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Donn DIY

6 місяців tagasi

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Log splitter to firewood processor conversion. Taking an electric-hydraulic 7 tonne splitting force log splitter and converting it to a homemade firewood processor. The drawbacks of the current log splitter are the low height, single edge wedge and no firewood pan around the wedge so you have to constantly pick up pieces of wood you still want to split making the handling of the wood time consuming and annoying. Still better than splitting the wood with an axe though! Also you have to pre-cut the material you want to split. My plan is to put this log splitter on wheels, weld some steel to the trailer and around the wedge, add a log feed conveyor and a chain saw blade with separate electric motor and call it a firewood processor. It will make the firewood making process much simpler. Why haven't we done it sooner... It will take a log up to 3 m in length on the feed conveyor and a 35 cm cut log in the splitter since the stroke of the splitter is only 40 cm. I had to leave extra 5 cm wiggle room. But it's okay - our fireplaces are quite small. My sauna stove takes even as small as 25 cm firewood, and also my workshop stove. In addition to this creation I want to build firewood crates so we don't have to stack firewood ever again. And moving firewood will be as simple as that - just pick up the crate (with a machine) and deliver it wherever you want/need. No more re-re-re-stacking and unnecessary time consuming wood handling. Sounds like a TV commercial but it will be that good. Come along for the journey!
This video is part of a series of videos: eepost.info/face/PLkmF7FAZBzkVRPU6b-IeJVu91-frjF8v3

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Pomade - Silent Partner (EEpost Audio Library)
Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter

Donn DIY
Donn DIY 6 місяців tagasi
This video is part of a series of videos: eepost.info/face/PLkmF7FAZBzkVRPU6b-IeJVu91-frjF8v3 Check out my other videos on my channel page: eepost.info Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia: Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter
Bridgette's Journey
Bridgette's Journey 6 місяців tagasi
Your work inspires the art of fabrication for myself and others, I look forward to your next project.
Oleg WoW
Oleg WoW 6 місяців tagasi
Чи продається? Куплю станок ! Жду відповіді?!
jlucasound 6 місяців tagasi
You are well on your way, Donn DIY!! Tickling that half Million Milestone! You deserve 1 Million+. You will get there. Your work is astounding! (And exemplary). :-)
Marchino 79
Marchino 79 6 місяців tagasi
You are a genius !!!!
Sunarto Siswoyo
Sunarto Siswoyo 6 місяців tagasi
Marcel Gérin
Marcel Gérin 23 tundi tagasi
Mateus Azevedo
Mateus Azevedo 2 päeva tagasi
Scott White
Scott White 3 päeva tagasi
Very nice
Steve Hamby
Steve Hamby 3 päeva tagasi
Awsome job,Dandy little machine.
John Lanthier
John Lanthier 4 päeva tagasi
Excellent engineering and fabrication.
Calvin Beauregard
Calvin Beauregard 5 päeva tagasi
Good for you man!
Fred Brooks
Fred Brooks 9 päeva tagasi
You are a true maker!
dandandatreeman 10 päeva tagasi
You built that. Awesome.
АRNI LAZAREV 13 päeva tagasi
Rimantas Lakštauskas
Rimantas Lakštauskas 22 päeva tagasi
Awesome job!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 21 päev tagasi
Thanks buddy!
Eric Overdorff
Eric Overdorff 25 päeva tagasi
This dude is pretty smart. Good skill set and set of tools.
ricky halcomb
ricky halcomb 26 päeva tagasi
u my friend are a natural born genious god bless
john hoy
john hoy Місяць tagasi
brilliant piece of engineering i enjoyed that thanks
raimondo casula
raimondo casula Місяць tagasi
saldi ,usi la mola col bidone della benzina a meno di un metro, cattivo esempio ,da censura!
Душан Танасковић
Душан Танасковић Місяць tagasi
You are doctor !🔥
Игорь Дьяков
Игорь Дьяков Місяць tagasi
10-15% excess weight
Dale Bessant
Dale Bessant Місяць tagasi
Nice job!!
mateusz wawrzyniak
mateusz wawrzyniak Місяць tagasi
Fajna maszyna ale co bedzie ja trafisz na twarde i sekste drzewo nieda rady ta łuparka bo mam cos takiego
Женя Остап
Женя Остап Місяць tagasi
Парень, тебе не дровами нужно заниматься. Голова есть.
Jeff Hy
Jeff Hy Місяць tagasi
So cool- you build some very creative stuff! Keep up the awesome work
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Cheers man!
chkrbrdvans Місяць tagasi
Pretty damn amazing! Nice work!!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
lorelei whitcombe
lorelei whitcombe Місяць tagasi
Really well built.
Nine Місяць tagasi
I own a manufacturing business and I must say that you are doing a fine job with your builds. It is evident that you are trying to work with the cheapest but best material that matches that budget. Many people working for manufacturing companies, like mine, couldn't design and build this thing. They can weld or machine or do some electrical. But they all follow orders. It takes much more than most people know to actually build some like this on a tight budge while doing all facets of the job. Well done.
Сергей Володин
Сергей Володин Місяць tagasi
Александр 2 місяці tagasi
Kempior 2 місяці tagasi
Ale maszyna. Ma pan głowę nie od parady👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Sławek J
Sławek J 2 місяці tagasi
Really thought-out design. Congratulations, not many such good ideas for YT. Both feet up . sory no spick englich- gooogle translate
G C 2 місяці tagasi
Excellent 👍😊 perfecto
S.M. Aggies
S.M. Aggies 2 місяці tagasi
thanks I have seen your Videos before, and Yea I like these two, keep up the good work, you have built many items that are on my lise. Again Thank you...
Greg Porter
Greg Porter 2 місяці tagasi
Just excellent. Perhaps it’s already been noted, but you could 1) weld a small v or u channel to automatically route the log lifting height retaining pin into the retaining hole instead of manually guiding it each time you lift a log and 2) rig a switch for activating the saw chain back at the pivot point so the saw activates automatically as you pull the cutting handle down, thus relieving you from pushing the button on the handle each time. The downside of #2 is a potential safety issue in that you can currently deactivate the saw in any position via the existing thumb button. Gee you did a great job with this. Good on ya and thanks for sharing the process.
Tank Soldier
Tank Soldier 2 місяці tagasi
Nice build lots of moving parts ,how many hours did it take? Stay safe. TANK
fisher mann
fisher mann 2 місяці tagasi
Damn dude! Just found this channel and subbed. Awesome content.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 2 місяці tagasi
Thank you very much! I appreciate it. 💪
Prize Cow Productions present ?
Prize Cow Productions present ? 2 місяці tagasi
Frederic Fred
Frederic Fred 2 місяці tagasi
Top 👍👍💪☀️☀️☀️🏆
Popa Alexandru
Popa Alexandru 2 місяці tagasi
An excellent achievement but something seems to be missing ... When the cutting chain breaks, the operator will probably collect it in his arm / chest / shoulders / head. Will he survive? If the wind blows in the wrong direction, it's crappy. By adding a steel guard this (vital) problem disappears.
Popa Alexandru
Popa Alexandru 2 місяці tagasi
@Donn DIY That guard is inefficient for the chain, it eventually catches the oil if the wind doesn't blow. I mean, the defense is only in numbers ... it's practically non-functional, so it practically doesn't exist. When the chain breaks, it can jump straight into the guard. It will most likely wrap around the guard ... its tip will describe a circular arc and the trajectory may intersect the operator's body; only if the chain remains attached to the guards! Of course, it could jump back - high probability. Too many variables, a thick aluminum / plastic / Kevlar panel would hold the chain securely. A minimally invasive upgrade would be to add it to the existing device. This is a constructive critique and if you want me to follow in this style please let me know. Anyway, I appreciate your achievements.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 2 місяці tagasi
The chain and the bar are offset from the operator. And there is a steel chain guard. Watch the video closely.
Noah Eldridge
Noah Eldridge 2 місяці tagasi
This machine is incredible. Well done!
Omara Jiménez Hernández
Omara Jiménez Hernández 2 місяці tagasi
Todo un placer ver el proceso de los dos vídeos eres un genio gracias 👏👏👏👏👏
Олександр Вовк
Олександр Вовк 2 місяці tagasi
Класна штука.
Dimitrios Maheras
Dimitrios Maheras 2 місяці tagasi
carl ameen
carl ameen 2 місяці tagasi
that was a lot of work to cut some wood!
Scrapy 5672
Scrapy 5672 2 місяці tagasi
As watch this 2nd time... I notice you sometimes get ahead yourself with the cut action before u retract, maybe put interrupt switch in the roll back to prevent chain saw from starting before the pusher fully retracted.. just a thought, hate see chain pulled down into the steel. very nice build..
Guy Patts
Guy Patts 3 місяці tagasi
Nice work
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 місяці tagasi
Денис Ведринцев
Денис Ведринцев 3 місяці tagasi
Сергей Титарев
Сергей Титарев 3 місяці tagasi
Парень ты гений и трудяга такую машину сорудил Я в восторге жаль что такие не продаются . А если продают то очень дорого .Тебе бы на продажу наладить производство :) !!!
Mark Jones
Mark Jones 5 місяців tagasi
A couple more switches (splitter empty/loaded, splitter-bed retracted) and a linner actuator for the saw and the process could be nearly automated.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 5 місяців tagasi
Yes. I left something also for the future. 😉😁
Steve Sedgwick
Steve Sedgwick 5 місяців tagasi
A lot of work, but success
Ivar Plavinskis
Ivar Plavinskis 5 місяців tagasi
Man what a fun project, great job!!! I could think of a few simple mods to streamline the process but great build over all.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 5 місяців tagasi
Cheers! Care to share the simple mods?
Timothy Kithinji
Timothy Kithinji 5 місяців tagasi
That's a Awesome idea Man. well done.
Timothy Kithinji
Timothy Kithinji 5 місяців tagasi
@Donn DIY Your welcome. I enjoy watching your videos.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 5 місяців tagasi
Thanks man!
Hunter Weston
Hunter Weston 5 місяців tagasi
Dude ur a god damn legend🤭🔥🔥🔥🔥
Maxim Burtsev
Maxim Burtsev 5 місяців tagasi
Ты просто гений, одно удовольствие смотреть твои видео, капитальный красавчик)))
Skull 5 місяців tagasi
I love your Videos you can see that your work has improved so much from when you 1st started keep it up love to watch
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 5 місяців tagasi
Thanks man!
Bill Heim
Bill Heim 5 місяців tagasi
Very cool!!!!!
Douglas Del Mastro
Douglas Del Mastro 5 місяців tagasi
Awesome build. The only thing I would add would be a sawdust collector.
Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas 5 місяців tagasi
I truly enjoy watching your projects. You’re very ingenuitive. That belt took a lot more effort than you shared. Thank you so very much...
Everett Amador
Everett Amador 5 місяців tagasi
Hats off! Was and is amazing!
Mike LaDuke
Mike LaDuke 5 місяців tagasi
Out of curiosity how much time, labor, and cost do you think you have into it? I know this type of project is hard to put a price to. I do little projects with wood because I enjoy it not for a price. Great build!
lorenz günther
lorenz günther 6 місяців tagasi
Super Teil ,Schönes Video GRUß aus Eßfeld.
Thursday Bear
Thursday Bear 6 місяців tagasi
I notice every thing you make is loud
Tony Telese
Tony Telese 6 місяців tagasi
I have been watching all of the espoides of the processor- real nice! I admire your ingenuity!
DIYDAD 6 місяців tagasi
Pablo Fernández
Pablo Fernández 6 місяців tagasi
I, like other commenters, also thought about the safety switch for avoiding to hit the cart whith the saw while it's still returning. One simple safety swithch approach would not work because you are losing time (You can start to cut while the cart is retracting). The optimal solution would be to stop the motor of the chainsaw if the chainsaw bar aproaches the cart when it's not fully retracted. So 2 safety switches in parallel. This would only stop the saw if there is real risk of hitting the metal and allows to start cutting while the cart is still in motion.
Gerhard Knaus
Gerhard Knaus 6 місяців tagasi
Einfach nur Perfekt!!
Mick Cameron
Mick Cameron 6 місяців tagasi
Mate that was absolutely great to watch as you worked your way through all the issues. A credit to you. Bravo from Victoria Australia
Glen Gillis
Glen Gillis 6 місяців tagasi
Great job
Rick Lafrance
Rick Lafrance 6 місяців tagasi
it is very hot your projet and electric motor speed it sameting speed of chain saw or more slow cut fast good
My trash account
My trash account 6 місяців tagasi
4:40 wasn't that a patented Wandel green ??
Janetta Vculek
Janetta Vculek 6 місяців tagasi
Figuring all of this out has it's great rewards. I love it, Wish I would of had one of these years ago.
mariangelamary 6 місяців tagasi
Väga kihvt..midagi ei ole öelda. Lugesin natuke vene keelseid kommentaare - ei tea kui palju sa keelt valdad aga nii mõnelgi oli ütlemist keti kohapealt. Umbes, et kui kett katki läheb on tendents edasi lennata. Võib ka inimest riivata. Võimalik ,et peaksid midagi katiseks tegema. Aga eks sul endal on selgem ja parem nägemine - igatepidi jõudu tegemistel ja tänud videode eest.
Allan Laal
Allan Laal 6 місяців tagasi
..and now automate it :D
MR anonymous
MR anonymous 6 місяців tagasi
I think you should have used rollers, connected thoorugh chain and attached to a motor or a pedal to shift the log towards the chain saw, this back & forth meachanism wastes time & power
Mannie Romero
Mannie Romero 6 місяців tagasi
Awesome build....amazing
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 6 місяців tagasi
Thanks man!
Hurry Up
Hurry Up 6 місяців tagasi
да сразу про конвейер подумал. Молодец!
Bob W
Bob W 6 місяців tagasi
Excellent build, five stars.
Peter W. Meek
Peter W. Meek 6 місяців tagasi
Super project. Looks like it will really streamline your firewood processing. It's a timesaver to begin the cut as the slider is retreating UNTIL you have to change a chain. Just like naval ships and war planes have limiters to prevent them from shooting at parts of themselves, I think you need a limiter to prevent the saw from coming down too far before the log slider is out of the way.
witeb0i84 6 місяців tagasi
I can't believe you made all of that out of a cheap harbor freight tractor supply splitter and some scrap lol absolutely amazing. Mine stops a lot. Yours seems built a little better. I'm curious to see it with a bigger log ot something with a knot. I live the idea might try it with a better splitter. I want to build my item with auto feed and log lift
Bridgette's Journey
Bridgette's Journey 6 місяців tagasi
First Great job, it works better than I would of thought with the splitter you started with, very nice. Second, without sounding rude, I have a idea for your processor. I don't know if you already thought of this or someone else commented already. But what about a spring loaded, (spring would pull clear of log) a lever with a directional saw tooth to hold the log but doesn't impede the log to advance. This way you can use leverage to hold down the larger logs with less of your energy used. Same style lever as the one used with the bar and chain.
T Lem
T Lem 6 місяців tagasi
Shane Ruff
Shane Ruff 6 місяців tagasi
Nice to see it in action. Instead of a conveyor you could always pull a trailer behind your ATV to fill.
JeMasLT 6 місяців tagasi
MINA SIIN 6 місяців tagasi
Seda masinat läheks vist igal metsa omanikul vaja. Ma tegin sama asja paar nädalat tagasi käsitsi ja mul kulus kuus tundi sama kuhja jaoks.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 6 місяців tagasi
Siis oled sama kogemusega inimene nagu mina. Mul muidugi kulus selle pilli ehitamiseks umbes 25 tööpäeva nullist kuni toimiva asjani, aga usun, et pingutus on seda väärt, kuna on vaja küttepuid nii vanavanematele, vanematele, töökotta ja enda elamisse ka. Seega peaks asi aastate jooksul ära tasuma küll.
Potato Pete
Potato Pete 6 місяців tagasi
You should get some expanded metal, to use as a guard between you and the chainsaw. Make a frame out of angle iron. Affix it to your handle so that it follows the handle’s travel. But make a single hinge for it, with a spring to keep it downward. That way, when it comes into contact with the log, it’ll still allow the handle to travel further to cut all the way through the log.
Jimmy Kinnett
Jimmy Kinnett 6 місяців tagasi
You have some serious fabrication skills.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 6 місяців tagasi
kellarihiisi 6 місяців tagasi
Ken Shea
Ken Shea 6 місяців tagasi
I don't like the color, hahaha just kidding, it's awesome.
Taz Snoop
Taz Snoop 6 місяців tagasi
You need to put a tubing ramp with gaps between tubes to let all the wood chips fall through. And make it adjustable so it can be folded up and also it makes a ramp for to to get rushed up and into a bigger pile
J.O.Z.S 6 місяців tagasi
Sa oled ikka tõeliste kuldsete kätega mees, õnn kaasa uutele tegemistele :)
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 6 місяців tagasi
Suured tänud! 💪
Андрей Егоров
Андрей Егоров 6 місяців tagasi
Срочно патент делай. Китайцам не показывай. Они если увидят его, то наделают кучу клонов "made in China" , без всякого разрешения.
Pickles Gherkin
Pickles Gherkin 6 місяців tagasi
that is flippin cool
Brent Gregory
Brent Gregory 6 місяців tagasi
great log lifter idea.
Maurice Brown
Maurice Brown 6 місяців tagasi
Well done ..
Nuno 6 місяців tagasi
Top! Great project
Anthony Sergeant
Anthony Sergeant 6 місяців tagasi
Great build really liked watching this
Wesley Snyder
Wesley Snyder 6 місяців tagasi
very very cool donn. im officially jealous
Jason Bissell
Jason Bissell 6 місяців tagasi
Pure genius. Great work.
Grape Ape
Grape Ape 6 місяців tagasi
Patrick Jaeger
Patrick Jaeger 6 місяців tagasi
When your next issue is having too big of a pile of wood, I think it turned out ok :) good build was fun watching
Ryan Griffiths-powell
Ryan Griffiths-powell 6 місяців tagasi
It might be better if all the switches and controls were on the same stick. Just an idea Keep up the good work!
Never Stop Building LLC
Never Stop Building LLC 6 місяців tagasi
Very cool. Work smarter not harder!
Алексей Бубенок
Алексей Бубенок 6 місяців tagasi
Выше всяких похвал👍✌
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