To ignite the wood or coal, you first need to chop the chips. Using only the axe on it every time takes a lot of time. To the same right to aim with the axe in such a small firewood difficult, causing the chips not often prickly along the entire length, and cleave to the side. If chopped firewood is needed every day, you should make a simple machine for splitting it, that the work will take 4 times less time. Having the skills of welding, it will take no more than an hour.
- angle steel 50×50 mm;
- thick steel plate, flywheel or large gear;
- a wooden beam.
The process of making a machine for chopping chips
The working part of the machine will be a cross-shaped knife that can stab at one time the wood into 4 pieces. For its production need to prepare 2 cut area 50×50 mm with a length of 30 cm. Corners shall be joined edges and securely weld together. More convenient to just before that they are secure with the magnetic squares for welding. Perfect symmetry is not as important, but still desirable to weld parts as evenly as possible.
After welding, you should sharpen the crossbar from corners from the end. This machine is clamped in the vise and protectives grinder. Sharpening is done bilateral. To make razor-sharp cutting edge with long descents is not required, the sharpening is supposed to be like an axe for chopping firewood.
Next, the welded parts should be welded vertically on a heavy sole. It is possible to use a large flywheel, gear or just steel plate.
From any available hardwood timber will need to make a comfortable beater. It should be a comfortable length and moderately heavy. Optimal use of the timber of hardwoods.
Pick the chip you want to put the wood on sharpened knife crosswise of the machine and hit it from above with a mallet. As a result, they will be split into 4 parts. If necessary, small firewood can be crushed again, until the chips are not get thin enough to burn paper or just a match.
If you drill into the base of the machine a pair of holes, you can fasten with screws to the wooden deck. This will give the necessary stability. This firewood processor chip will be useful in every home with a wood burning stove. Also the device will quickly procure firewood for the barbecue and smokehouse.