Monthly Archives: March 2015

My Woodsplitter Goes To Eleven: Part 10: Crude Engineering

Usually I write silly stories and jokes. Lets face it, if you can’t make a joke about spindle diameter you don’t belong in a garage. That said I’m just going to provide a few facts. These are crude generalizations and … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes To Eleven: Part 9: The Plunge

The following Monday I showed up at the tire store, checkbook in hand. “OK, what’s the damage boss?” “Can’t fix it.” “Umm… why?” “Don’t have the part.” “So? Order it?” The guy looked as if I’d just mentioned a totally … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes To Eleven: Part 8: Pics Or It Didn’t Happen

Some photos. I accept in advance the irony of being a man who makes fun of people putting their lunch on social media yet posts photos of firewood and flat tires.

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My Woodsplitter Goes To Eleven: Part 7: Pics Or It Didn’t Happen

It seems to me that most people blog about their successes. I try to balance the universe by posting my dumbshit moments. I don’t have many photos because snapping images of the splitter I’d trashed felt wrong; like taking selfies … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 6

At Ed’s Tire Store I was that guy. Just 15 minutes before closing I burst in the door raving about tires and clutching the mangled wheel. A six man staff was standing around doing nothing. They saw me and an … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 5

Many (most) cops mean well. I get that. I do. Really. It’s just that you don’t know which one you’ll draw. Your specific exposure to the random pool of police officers is a crap shoot. I’ve watched attitudes progress from … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 4

I cruised back roads at 45 MPH towing the little splitter behind my truck. It was comically out of scale. On the way I rolled up to a gas station with my huge thirsty diesel, put less than two bucks … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 3

Woodsplitter wheels are small but they’re fine for moving around the yard (or the forest). I’ve moved mine with ATVs, riding lawnmowers, tractors, trucks, and (when I can’t find any other way) pulling for all I’m worth. (It’s a bitch … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 2.5

Since I’m ranting about firewood, I want to endorse two products.  I’ve already written a review of my woodsplitter here and my chainsaw here and I still recommend both products. I bought both several years ago and have used them … Continue reading

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My Woodsplitter Goes to Eleven: Part 2

I own a gas powered hydraulic woodsplitter. I say that with reverence. It brings a tear to my eye. Doff your hat and join me in a moment of silent reflection on woodsplitters; their inherent beauty and how fulfilling life … Continue reading

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