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    Kindle cutting machine

    Hi All
    Recently I finished building a kindle cutting machine.
    The main frame is made of Bosch extrusion salvaged from two frames rescued from a skip and ♻️.

    The motor is single phase 1HP eBay purchase which came with the motor frame and taper lock pulley. The large pulley taper lock pulley, vee-belt and crank bearings are also eBay purchases. There is a foot operated switch from Amazon and the rest of the machine is made from materials lying around the workshop.

    The retractable castors are also homemade which I have posted on HMT

    This has made chopping kindling so quick and easy, after 20 minutes a bin full ready to use.
    Thank you for viewing
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    It was difficult to film and feed the wood through the machine.


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    DIYer (Mar 30, 2021), Home-PC (Mar 29, 2021), Jon (Mar 29, 2021), NortonDommi (Mar 29, 2021), Philip Davies (Mar 30, 2021), Toolmaker51 (Mar 29, 2021)

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    Type reback wolcowy into YouTube for an interesting rotary type chopper. Length varies depending on thickness but for chopping branches not much beats them.
    Last edited by NortonDommi; Mar 29, 2021 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Found reference was incorrect.

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    Thanks thehomeengineer! We've added your Kindle Chopper to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: thehomeengineer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Very inventive!

    More ergonomic than a hatchet, safer, less bending.

    Want a race?
    ,,,

    !

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    Hi Philip
    Hope you are well. Fed up with cutting with a hatchet the wife burns it like logs.

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    Hi NortonDommi
    Reback Wolcowy wow different level to my match stick maker lol



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