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.

04-Nuked tire05-Nuked fenderI don’t have many photos because snapping images of the splitter I’d trashed felt wrong; like taking selfies at a funeral.

In case you didn’t recognize it, the shredded object on the left is the tire. The wheel isn’t in the photo but the rim was partially flattened. The flexible plastic (?) fender didn’t break… it melted.

It was not one of my prouder moments. Sometimes a good machine gets hammered by a dipshit user. What can I say, we’ve all been there.

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

  1. Tim says:

    I had a similar situation with a tanker trailer with about 9000 gallons of gasoline on board. In the middle of the night on a country road a tire let go with a bang that sounded like artillery and I saw a big shower of sparks in the mirror. It destroyed a guard but no fire, thankfully.

  2. Andrew says:

    Looks like you need to bolt on a couple of hub bearing assemblies for a car to where those spindle shafts are now. It should be pretty simple. Go find a pull your own part place, grab rim and hub assembly, measure for bolt hole pattern, drill, and slap it on. Voila! High-speed capable, serviceable wheels that you can find replacement parts for when needed. As I always recommend when “frankensteining” something, ENGRAVE what the parts came off of somewhere on the thing for the future–when your now vivid and perfect memory…aint.

  3. Semi-interested observer says:

    That’s what’s causing all the trouble? Why not weld a real axle on, then use tires off a boat trailer? They’re cheap, and everyone has them.

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