Question: I recently heard of a product called a log press that you can use to make logs for your fireplace out of newspaper (we currently burn wood). It sounds like a handy gadget to have around. What do you know you know about? Since I haven't been able to fing any retailers of it- I wonder how useful a product it might be. Answer: These items are not too useful in the "real world". The logs produce lots of ash and also send this fly ash up the chimney and outdoors. Stick with real wood.