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Always fun to blow stuff up.

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Where can you get one of those?


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Originally Posted by Joel/AK
Where can you get one of those?
Probably nowhere.


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Schedule 80 steam pipe, a lathe, and a really good welder- - - - -make one!


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My grandpa had several.
Never saw them used, but he always said the hardest part could be
finding the wedge afterward. His were different, they were tapered,
Not can-like. The opening was about 1 1/2" across. Knowing Pap
he was probably lubricated when he used them and used too much
powder.

Powder must have been darn cheap back in the day. I remember
$5-6 but even that would have added up 40 years ago splitting wood.

Guess they would be good for people working with hand saws, or Stihls.😁
I'd of flopped that on its side and let the Husky split it.
Gather up the noodles and use them for fire starter.


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Old man is packing, guess he can shoot the fuse man if he’s not in the clear before the fuse is lit.


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Have several, most of them have a chain that you attached to a tire to find them. Most were used to split rails for fencing

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Have blasted several big trunks by plunging a chainsaw into the middle and filling with powder with a fuse then tamp ing them with dirt but that was when powder was cheap

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How about using a big Forstner bit in a battery powered drill motor and some Tannerite? Drill a hole a few inches deep, pour in the goop, and nail a piece of 1X4 over the hole. Back off a hundred yards and hit it with a .30-06. Not very practical, but FUN!


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Owner of some land we rented when I was a kid hired a bulldozer guy to clear part of the lower ground. It had several BIG stumps left after logging years earlier. He had a big spear point, 3-4" diameter and several feet long he hooked on the dozer to poke holes under the stumps. Then he mixed nitrogen fertilizer with diesel fuel and filled those holes, adding a quarter stick of dynamite with a long electric line to set it off. He had us hide behind the dozer a couple hundred yards away and hit the plunger to ignite it. Next thing I knew the stump hit the ground 50 yards past the dozer. Dad decided we had chores to do back home.

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Looks like fun but he probably spent $10 in pyrodex to split wood worth about a buck.

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It is intended for blowing out stumps and not simply splitting firewood.


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Back in the day blasting powder an dynamite was cheap and available. Times have changed

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You can make anything fun when you add gun powder!


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Originally Posted by Timbermaster
It is intended for blowing out stumps and not simply splitting firewood.
Not, wedges were splitting not blowing out stumps

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Ones I've seen used were much longer. A hollow barrel about 2 ft long fitting over wedge with a long round stem welded to the top. The explosion forces a wedge through the log and barrel might travel a dozen ft or so. Used for splitting posts and fence rails from straight grained western larch.


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Originally Posted by Ole_270
he mixed nitrogen fertilizer with diesel fuel

ANFO- - - - -same stuff McVeigh used in Oklahoma City. It takes a pretty strong kicker charge to set it off.


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I made a few black powder splitters back in the mid-70’s. Going from memory here…I think I used 6150 steel…about an inch and a quarter in diameter, one end tapered for about an inch and a half to about a quarter inch radius … the other end square and drilled out about 5/8 x 3 inches deep. Touch hole about an inch from the end, sized for cannon fuse and a cross hole drilled through around the middle for a wire with an orange flag to help find it. They were used to split log lengths. The tapered end was driven into the end of the log an inch or so, it was charged and fused then lighted off. I was skeptical when the guy brought me the drawing, but I went up into the woods where he was working that winter to watch and it worked.



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