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Post Pounder-Wood Splitter
Hans Pfaeffli of Busby, Alberta, burns a lot of firewood every year to supplement his home's furnace. He found a way to speed up the job by using a splitter he made from a fence post pounder.
  He simply fitted the pounder with a home-built splitting axe attachment. Pfaeffli used the head from an old axe he had broken the handle on, and welded it onto a frame he made from 1 by 3-in. channel iron.
  To help guide the wood away from the machine as it's being split, he welded a rounded piece of cultivator chisel on either side of the axe head.
  The channel iron frame has two pieces of flatiron (also off an old cultivator) welded onto each side, and each one bolts onto the post pounder.
  "The attachment is easy to put on and take off, so it makes my post pounder versatile. I like to let it do the work instead of me," he explains. "I like to find ways to do as little work as possible."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hans Pfaeffli, P. O. Box 5485, Westlock, Alberta, Canada T7P 2P5 (ph 780 349-5576; fax 780 349-5629).

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6