Wooden gluts

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Project by daltxguy posted 01-14-2012 10:02 AM 3252 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of wooden gluts made from Australian Blackwood.
Used for splitting trees or splitting planks out of a tree. Basically a big wooden wedge.

I describe in a bit more detail on how it was made in my blog

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 04:16 PM

Good one Steve!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 04:43 PM

These are awesome tools. I have to make one from time to time for the big splitting chores around here…what a difference.

Nice hatchet work.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 06:24 PM

That’s a good idea thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 08:20 PM

Hand splitting Cedar and Redwood is one of my favorite kinds of wood work. Your gluts look so much better than the ones I make on site.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 10:17 PM

That is a great idea. I will have to keep that one in mind

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 12:24 AM

I wonder if there’s such a thing as “American Blackwood”, because the Aussies seem to have all the good wood!

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#7 posted 01-15-2012 07:40 AM


Black locust (Robinia pseudocacia) wood (would?) be the American equivalent. Hard, strong, but much more durable, bends as well as ash, and is much cheeper. I wish it was easier to find commercialy as it is perect for outdoor stuff and pretty wood. Who are you going up against next? Britboxmaker?


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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