They say that "He who cuts his own firewood heats himself not once but twice".
I think by time I get this split and stacked it will be at least 3 times!

No one around has a log splitter, so I figure I'll have to make one. I figured out I want to use a 30 ton cylinder x 24" stroke a 28 GPM pump and a suitable engine. I was originally thinking of a 13 horse Honda, but for $1,300 I think I'll try to pick up a 4 cylinder car engine from the wrecking yard. It'll have more than enough power and cost half as much. Anyway I need to size an I-Beam for this behemoth and lack the intellectual know-how of you more knowledgable people out there. So chime in with any recomendations!
Thanks in advance.