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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ram 1500 with an axe..., Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    God Bless and I see you have over 23,000 posts so you must know what you are talking about for sure. I pulled the trigger last nite and bought a 25# box of the fat wood, I will continue to make nice kindling throughout spring and summer and I will be able to fireup the stove in seconds during the next burning season. By the way I will be using the fiskars x7, gotta watch the fingers, do you know what I mean?
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  2. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    My thumb can attest to that. Nicked it good while sharpening this weekend.
  3. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    My dad gave me a bag of sawdust from his woodworking projects and my mom gave me a bag of candles found at garage sales. I combined them with some cardboard egg cartons I'd been saving and made a bunch of fire starters. Pretty sweet. Sometimes I'll get a a batch of real pitchy fir or pine that works well, but whatever is free is cool.
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  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I'm not a fan of the Fiskars but for making kindling it should be okay. If you want to make kindling really fast, try it with hydraulics! I may make a video or two sometimes when I do it just for kicks. Usually I'm splitting wood now or even have it done by not but not this year. One of these days though we'll get started...

    As for knowing and the 23,000 posts, that just says I'm windy. ;)
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  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    The fiskars rocks my man! As far as kindling goes, I get solo many pieces out of a say 1x1 piece of wood, it's crazy and I love it, you just really got to watch the fingers
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  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Tried one of them Ram. Can't see why anyone gets excited about them. One day a friend brought one over and I thought, good. Now we'll see why folks get so excited. Ha! Didn't even split white as worth a hoot. Usually I find that it is the fellows with not too much experience in splitting who seem to be drawn to them. I can split as well with any old single or double bitted axe.
  7. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Maybe it was April 1st.

    Sorry, I got 3 kids here that tried to trick me this week.well I tell you, I uses 2 and the kindling thAt I make with th x7 andi have an instant fire, I couldn't be happier
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  8. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    And by the way... I've been splitting 30+ inches of fresh cut oak the past few days. A friend told me to go get 2 five pound wedges, so I did, and again, works like a charm...... We all need to live and learn my friend
    I'm just sayin, I love to split, thata all...
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  9. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    Thanks
  10. ScotO

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    I made my own this year (enough for 8-10 years) out of the heartwood from a 300 year old beam out of a barn I tore down......
    one match and you are off to the races!!

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/posts/1241423/
  11. basod

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    Lighter pine is can be easier to find than making your own fatwood. You'll see what's left of the pith of a pine tree in rotted away blow overs laying in almost any mature wood stand.
    Any recent blowovers that look punky and rotten at the base it's easy enough to knock the rot off with a maul and keep the rosin cured pith to split up later on
    This is out of a smaller - much slower growing long leaf pine
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    Now I just have to find the 300yo barn beam I have laying around;)
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  13. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I love it...

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