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“Stump Anchor” Braces Wood Splitter
John Houston’s “stump anchor” makes it easy to hold his log splitter in place, without tieing up his pickup.
   “I prefer to use the splitter in the horizontal position when splitting large wood because I can work at waist height. Attaching the splitter’s tongue to a big tree stump keeps the splitter from bouncing around without the need for a truck or some other piece of equipment,” says Houston. “It consists of nothing more than a large angle iron with a ball hitch bolted to one end. The angle iron is bolted down to the stump, which is 2 ft. tall and about 30 in. in dia.”
    Houston used his chainsaw to cut a long groove into the top of the 30-in. dia. stump, so that the angle iron sets flush with the stump’s surface. He used a pair of 6-in. lag bolts to attach it to the stump.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Houston, 3821 Patuxent River Rd., Davidsonville, Md. 21035 (ph 301 370-4890; jhouston@singelec.com).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2