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Making kindlin

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WellSeasoned, May 2, 2013.

  1. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I make my own out of some hickory that I got, it is bone dry and each split can make over a hundred pieces of kindling, I love doing it any free time that I have using the fiskars x7 hatchet that is very sharp..... Try it some time, just be careful and watch the fingers...

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  2. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I also bought a box of fat wood and split that up and tripled my volume, so when I grab a handful to start up a fire,I am not thinking about how much it costs....
  3. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    Going to try something new this coming burn season - we used to discard or burn-pile the top skinny branches and twigs only to split down straight grained splits into kindling. This was an illogical thing to do and wasteful. Now I keep enough skinnies to do the frequent relights and we'll see how that works with the old splitter trash and scrounged dimensional lumber from construction sites.
  4. WellSeasoned

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    I tried something new here, thanks to the video earlier in this thread. I have a half cord of seasoned pine I split last year, and was saving for shoulder season this upcoming season. I tried using the fiskars 7, but didn't work so well. But, in a matter of minutes with the huskee, I created a nice bundle of 1" kindlin. I think I'll re split the entire 1/2 cord I have, and that will be more than enough for next year.

    #1 I used the small log holder with some twine already on the bottom of it.

    #2 split wood

    #3 place in log holder and tie

    #4 repeat process until you have a chitload of kindlin.

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  5. tigeroak

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    I like your idea wellseasoned. What we use is pallets and scrap wood from the lumber yard here in town.
  6. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    I go to the big box store and they have plenty of scrap wood.
    Just ask, they toss it, or stack it up. 1x3 and some 2x2 pine.
    Great dry kindling. Splits easily.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Here are a series of pics. This wood was a bit too old so I actually split it a bit larger than normal. I don't bother with any cord; just use my hands. It is super fast.
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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  9. WellSeasoned

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    Awesome pics Dennis! A pro no doubt! Your pics make we wanna go out right now and make more, but its too dark out! Sadly I got no cutting in today. Wife gave me grunt work to do. A couple hundred pavers for a retaining wall. Ough! Be well
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  10. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    3 basic sources. Pinecones kids collect for us, splitter dribblings collected by big cardboard piece under splitter (just started doing this per tip on here) . This year I also kept a locust round inside with some short, small diameter maple and a small hatchet, and whaled away periodically.
  11. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    Looks good Dennis - have you every trapped anything?

    The trouble when somebody is so good at something it looks very easy - if i did that i would have to count my fingers every time just to make sure they are still there......==c
  12. PapaDave

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    Nice pic sequence Dennis.
    Filled about 1/2 of the 17 cu.ft trailer a couple days ago with slab wood kindling.
    Should be nice and dry by this fall, and I have tons more to do.
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  13. mudbug250

    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    I split some kindlin this weekend. My uncle had cut up a cedar to open his driveway up a bit. I went and got a couple of good pieces of it. Cut with the chainsaw to 6 inches or so, then went to town with the x7. Got about two five gallon buckets so far, and am not half way through. This is in addition to 3 five gallon buckets of dry pine that I have had since last year.
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  14. mudbug250

    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    Smells great also!
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    One time I got the tip of a glove but not that close to a finger. I do try to pay attention to where my body parts are! It looks easy because it is and it is also super fast.

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