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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been looking at those block grabbers that have a hose with hooks on each end. I want something for those in between blocks, 10-18" diameter that I can lift and set on the splitter.
Built this tool this afternoon from 1" square tubing. and some more scraps. The commercial grabbers are length specific and one would need a couple of them if cutting different lengths of firewood. This one is adjustable, and has a trigger to open and close the jaws. Tomorrow I will weld a rod loop under the bottom to hold it up off the block and protect my knuckles. My hand fits easily around the tubing and it is easy to squeeze the trigger with my palm and thumb to hook and release blocks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote


looks good to me. I'm cheap here and just use an old set of ice tongs.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Also take a look at a brick caddy. Or brick carrier. 5hey can be adjusted from maybe six bricks to twelve at one time. I have three types. They are on Ebay as brick carriers. The design might give you some ideas. Really handy when you are laying a sidewalk. I wrapped a layer of buttle tape around the handle on mine to cusion it a little.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I like it. I used my store bought ones this week. They are limited to certain lengths.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you can lift an 18" log that length you are a real man.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How are you getting along with it?? Does it release as well as they say???
I still have a couple of issues to remedy today with this thing. The washer on the end of the trigger can pinch my palm between it and frame, and I need to weld a loop on the bottom to protect my knuckles, and keep my hand centered on the tool. I will post a pic of the finished product.
I need to stop building this stuff. Running out of handy places to stow it on my portable firewood rig. HeHe.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That would be about a 60 pounder. I can still lift them. I have to use the jib and grapple to lift the 100 pounders. I don't need to bend down near as far and get my fingers under the bottoms to lift blocks with this. Bending over and lifting these smaller blocks that need splitting from ground level is the real issue, that this should solve.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That was one design that I pondered, but the handle over the top of the bar, would have been a bit higher to get the block up onto the splitter bed and this gives me a bit more range of bite, without adjustments.
Just my over active analytical mind at work HeHe.
They used to make battery carriers like that also.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I really like it. It saves my back from hurting. I haven't been able to bend over very much in years.
I have had no problems with it releasing.
It is also very comfortable in my hand.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think we will have to change your handle to: Adirondack Firewood King. You are the most prepared firewood guy I've ever seen.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Do you see firewood sometimes in your dreams? lol
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Jim in Ma. wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:33:12 01/13/1Cool
looks good to me. I'm cheap here and just use an old set of ice tongs.


I'm cheaper, and just use my hands.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Whipped Together Another Firewood Tool Reply to specific post Reply with quote

lol...so glad most batteries now have handles ,,.i like too the tool you made ,. i have stuff i can make it from around here ,.. but for now, i cut wood so as to leave a handle on the block that eases handling
 
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