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easy splitting stand

Postby sevy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:16 pm

I had some scrap 4x4's laying around, so I bought 6 - 8" carriage bolts with flat washers and nuts, and a $30 trailer jack from HF. I used my wenger adjustable ladder with two nylon straps and a come-along for the front, with my auto jack underneath as a safety backup. Worked perfectly, and it was so easy to roll the rear back. So kudos to whoever came up with the trailer jack originally! Consider this the poor man's version, for those of us without a welder.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby lowgearfarm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:09 am

I really like your splitting stand. I've had to split my '49 twice over the years. Both times my haphazard stands had "dangerous" written all over them. I don't have welding gear anymore and revert to what's laying around the yard, like heavy timber scraps and beefy bolts. But your stand is really elegant. I've saved your photos for my next split. Thanks.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby sevy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:18 pm

Elegant! Now that's not an adjective anyone has ever used to describe my low budget engineering efforts!
Glad you like it - it really does make the splitting job easy.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Stanton » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:41 pm

It is nice to be able to split a Cub with confidence.

Nice job!
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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Nelson 634 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:45 pm

This why I really enjoy reading this form every day and why I miss it when I can't. I never thought about using the A frame ladders for lifting. The 4X4s with the trailer jack is another winner. Both added to my Cub photo file to reference when I need them. Thank You.
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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Robert Cool » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:42 am

Very nice

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Urbish » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:21 pm

Very creative! Nice work.
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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby sevy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:00 pm

I finally made some progress getting my cub back together after several weeks and several carloads of parts from Tim! Like any big project, you begin all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but then as you begin to disassemble things, you end up needing to replace worn out parts that you didn't initially anticipate. Thank heavens I discovered his parts "warehouse", which is a not unreasonable two hour drive from my house.
In any case, I work alone, so getting heavy cast iron parts back into place requires some ingenuity. I have a Sears motorcycle jack for my two Triumphs, so I used that to cradle and easily move the torque tube into place, and it made the job really safe and easy.

Here's a photo:

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Rolled into position:

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Lined up slick as a mitten:

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I also painted the inside of my torque tube white to make it easier to see the innards when viewing through the access plates:

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It made it really easy to get the new throw out bearing installed.

The IH Tractor paint I bought at Ace hardware looks kind of pink to my eye; what do you think?

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby tst » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:21 pm

yes there red color is wayyyy off

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Mht » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:23 pm

I’ve used the ace IH blue and I think it’s a good match. That ace red sure looks pink to me. I’d have to repaint that. I think the rustoleum farm and implement IH red is a good match. Many people like the Case ironguard paint. I’ve not used it because I can’t get it locally and I think it’s a little more expensive than rustoleum. I don’t know if it’s a better paint or not. I personally think rustoleum holds up better than the ace paint but they don’t have a blue that suited me.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Clemsonfor » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:34 pm

I can't tell the difference. Looks red to me. But I do have a Red/Green color blindness or deficiency.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:34 am

I really like the white inside idea! The older we get, the more light we need to see. Good Job!

Yes, I think your red has a pink cast to it and will probably get pinker as time passes. With all the work, that goes into paint prep. it's a big mistake to cheap out on the paint. Like most things, you get what you pay for.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby DickB » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:14 am

If going to Tim's again then the IH-Case-whatever store is nearby/on the way in Claverack for the paint of MY choice.

https://www.salemfarmsupply.com/

They sell IH Ironclad red. You'll love it. Well, I love it: color and quality and ease on getting a pretty darned good finish with some better "Jen" foam brushes after 2 coats of Rustoleum heavy rust primer. A really top notch parts guy there too: Mike. Been there eons and knows where everything goes, how to put it together, what else you need that you didn't think you'd need, etc.

Naturally, ask around on other color source options. Tim had a really nice red on a tractor at his place a few years back that he was restoring...ask him for his source. (I'm sure you know about Tim's motorcycle work, right Not that you'd run out of things to chat about there.)

Really nice restoration that you are doing, al that homemade splitter stuff nice to see and learn about. I've bookmarked your thread...thanks for it.

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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby KETCHAM » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:20 pm

Nice.....I borrowed a set last time I did one!!!!
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Re: easy splitting stand

Postby sevy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:44 pm

I did just that and grabbed the correct paint on my way to Tim’s today! I also grabbed a new gallon of Case pumice hand cleaner. Love how multiple freeze cycles in my unheated shop doesn’t seem to make it deteriorate.

Yes, Tim is a great and generous resource, and he has helped me considerably!


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