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claybe Posted By claybe, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

  1. claybe

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    http://www.stikkan.com/

    I contacted the distributor in Ireland and it is around $275 shipped. Every time I go out to chop up some kindling and just barely miss my finger I about say screw it I am ordering it! I guess it will have to wait until I walk in with half of my finger in my hand. And yes this is only for those of us who lite multiple fires in a season and who don't want to use cedar things.
     
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  2. gzecc

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    Another thing I wish I thought of. I have an old house jack with ridges on it that I may try to convert!
     
  3. TreePointer

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    Nope, never saw one of those but I like it! I gather my hyduaulic splitter trash fro kindling, but if I had a Stikkan I'd definitely use it.

    Thanks for posting another cool firewood tool.
     
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  4. Como

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    I keep my wood trash in paper bags, put one in, light the paper and done.

    I usually have more cardboard than I know what to do with so cut it into squares and put a couple of pieces on top if I want to be extra sure.
     
  5. Jags

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    Mounted on the wall...I will gar-own-double-dam-T that I would eventually have a log drop out and bust my toe.
     
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  6. firebroad

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    Neato!!
    Where is ScottyOverkill? Bet he can make one..or already has.;) Or Bob, the Damascus Knife Maker!
     
  7. velvetfoot

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    You could almost buy an electric splitter for that.
     
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    Winner, winner, chicken dinner...;)
     
  9. HDRock

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    Makin kindling , Barbecue tongs and hatchet, no loss of blood
     
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  10. Lakeside

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    It looks like a nice machine shop project . Thanks for posting it.
     
  11. BobUrban

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    Pretty neat and well thought out dealio - I am not sure if I would ever use one but if I ever find time to get back to the fab shop I might just have to whip one up. Certainly not worth the high price to me but I know making it, "one off" by hand, I would be loosing money at that price.
     
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  13. Backwoods Savage

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    So why are you not using that hydraulic splitter for making kindling? It is really amazing how much kindling you can make in just a very little time using hydraulics.
     
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    I'll take one if they send me $275.00 along with the thing.
     
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  15. claybe

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    I sometmes do use the hydraulic splitter to make kindling, but mostly I just pick up the thin junk that falls on the ground from splitting big wood. I keep a small hand axe next to my kindling bin to make some of the larger splits a little thinner. What I like about that Stikkan is that it looks like there's a lot more control to make very thin slices of wood that will light very easily, but mostly I like that it's a cool hand tool. Someone told me that the one who dies with the most tools wins!
     
  17. NortheastAl

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    Nice tool. Well designed. Just too expensive, though.
     
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    It is a nice tool. I won't be buying one for my wife though. I think she would appreciate a bucket full of kindling much more than the tool.
     
  19. BrianK

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    Did this in early December with my Estwing Fireside Friend. Made it to 46 years old without having to have stitches. Got eight of them that night.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. HDRock

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    I have been using my Estwing Fireside Friend lately for making kindling, it works good, guess I better be careful !!!
    Hope your all healed up good now
     
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    Not that it's not a good idea. But I already have a splitter.
    A used small electric splitter would be better. IMO (cheaper)
     
  22. velvetfoot

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    With my electric splitter, I can always make some kindling in the garage.
    Although, I wouldn't have had a use for it all winter! :)
     
  23. billb3

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    Seems to me one could slice a finger just as easily with that thing as one could a hatchet or even a splitter.

    I have tons of young pine trees with branches for kindling so I guess I just go about it completely differently enough to not see much of a benefit beyond a different way of being careful.
     
  24. HDRock

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    Truth is, I never tried making kindling with my electric splitter, I will, but if I just need a small batch , not worth the trouble dragging it out .
    I started using kindling to start a fire cuz I can get the 8 cu ft Fire Box hot a lot quicker in the morning
     
  25. velvetfoot

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    Every time, you trot out that "8 cu ft" fire box. Geez. Makes me feel bad each time. :)
     

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