2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #41
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He Makes Money Selling Wood Processor Plans On eBay
High school ag teacher Daniel Miller built a firewood processor that loads, cuts and splits firewood and then started selling do-it-yourself plans for the machine on eBay. So far he’s sent plans to people in 48 states and 11 countries.

    “The idea was to build it out of basic parts that can be purchased anywhere,” Miller explains. He kept notes and took photos to record the building process and even incorporated it into a lesson for his students.

    He sells his plans, which include 70 photos, for $24.95 for a downloadable PDF file or $32 for a CD. A sample of the plans is on Miller’s website. People who buy his plans often have their own ideas, Miller notes, and use his plans as a base or comparison. He doubts that any two machines built from the plan are alike.

    “It’s not a complicated machine at all,” he says, and he includes a “this is a homemade machine” disclaimer so people understand it won’t work like an expensive factory-made unit. The plans come with digital photos and step-by-step instructions.

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Daniel Miller, 656 Montaqua Rd., Joliet, Montana 59041 (ph 406 962-9893; info@millerswoodcutting.com; www.millerswoodcutting.com).

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