I spent last Saturday afternoon splitting logs with my son's home made tractor log splitter. It's powered by my beloved Ford 3000 tractor. Number one son made it with no plans. A clever lad. It's a shame there are no apprenticeships for all these clever lads and lasses. Ireland and England (UK even) need to start manufacturing instead of importing everything.
The log splitter saves the back breaking work normally done by ME and the axe. Rather like the man who claimed he owned his grandfather's axe:
"It's had seven new handles and seven new heads.
But it's still my grandad's axe."
The old one's are the best aren't they?
Have you invented a useful piece of smallholding equipment?