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#1 posted 09-06-2011 11:36 PM


I’ve looked at the videos too… Some of the people making them are idiots. Who’s last words must have been: “Hold my beer and watch this!” I’m going to make a plunge cut with my chainsaw in the center of the log and place the charge half way between the bark and the pith. Then I’m going to use 2 oz of black powder with some cornmeal as a filler that will compress and hold in the pressure for just a tiny instant so the tree can crack. I don’t want to bounce pieces everywhere, just split it a little bit where I can get in a wedge and then a jack to split it. If 2 oz isn’t enough I’ll try a little more next time. If you do it right, there shouldn’t be very much to see. Just a pop and the log open up.

Hal Dougherty

-- Hal, Tennessee

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