What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Wood Chippers Are The Most Satisfying Machines

I made some mulch this afternoon with my cheap electric chipper that I got on Amazon a few years ago. I don’t know why, but feeding it sticks and seeing wood chips fly out the other end is so relaxing. I could do this all day. Anyway, here’s more pictures.

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Om nom nom nom.
Om nom nom nom.
Before.
Before.
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After.  Still needs swept up from all the cedar leaves, but the chipper took care of the bulk of it.
After. Still needs swept up from all the cedar leaves, but the chipper took care of the bulk of it.
Mountain laurel is in full bloom right now.
Mountain laurel is in full bloom right now.
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They smell like Kool-Aid and there are so many of them in the neighborhood that it hits you as soon as you open the door.  One of my favorite times of year, but I think in a few weeks when the bluebonnets are out is the best.
They smell like Kool-Aid and there are so many of them in the neighborhood that it hits you as soon as you open the door. One of my favorite times of year, but I think in a few weeks when the bluebonnets are out is the best.
Beer in the workshop when done.  Go Spurs Go!!!
Beer in the workshop when done. Go Spurs Go!!!
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Hi Oppo!
Hi Oppo!

I’m really tempted to buy a gas one so that I don’t need to do as much prep work getting branches down to size, but I’m bit scared of the maintenance and the temptation to cut down way more than needed just to feed the chipper.

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