2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Stump Anchor” Braces Wood Splitter
“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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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