Hello Mr. Miller,
I can’t take any credit for the web site; it is Chris Saenz handy work.
Yes my little wood chucker will handle a steady diet of hard wood. I have cut hickory with it about the size of your arm (assuming your not too big a fellow) and it does well. If the wood has dried out then all bets are off. The wood seems to chunk twice as easy if it is green.
Just this last week I chunked a pile of strips from oak logs that had been down since our spring storms last year and they were dry. I waited until they were rain on before chunking. (Pictures are in the wood supply section of the forum)
In the photos below oak pile and a hickory pile.