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Heating with wood has its advantages and its rustic charms. And then there’s the endless chopping, stacking, and hauling of wood. If I ever go back to heating with wood, as I did many years ago, I would build me a log splitter like this one. Here, a counterweight and a spring allow gravity to do most of the work.

I couldn’t find any full plans for building one of these rigs, but you can get the basic idea from the video and these drawings that I found on a Swedish website. Here’s a Google translation of the page.

https://youtu.be/dGGH4XKNULU
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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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