Swedish Torch - pics & video

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by PA Fire Bug, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. PA Fire Bug

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    Our daughter had some friends over the other night to celebrate her 10th birthday I had some PA legal (lame) fireworks to set off. While I was outside, I burnt our waste paper and cardboard. After most of the paper burnt, I placed a Swedish torch in the center and piled cardboard and some kindling around it. It lit pretty fast and burnt up through the center. The girls weren't impressed but I enjoyed watching it burn.






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    I obviously from this site have figured out what one is, but does it have to be a certain type wood? I would think something stringy like elm or gum would catch and burn better but im guessing 15% MC oak will light up pretty well.
     
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    I used the stringiest wood that I had since I couldn't split it. It was cut a year ago and was nice and dry. The first one that I burnt a few weeks ago took a while to burn through the center. This one took off fairly quickly withou the use of any accelerants.
     
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    I have only made them of ash. But they light quick after only a month or two...

    Looks awesome PA Fire Bug..... I think they are pretty slick.... I have 8 made up now that I am gonna try and sell. I think people would buy them for $10 (with Super Cedar shaved inside/ ready to lightl/ just add match) Its an all in one package...

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    Very Cool.
    You should have had Justin Bieber come over and light it. They would have thought it was the greatest thing in the world.
     
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    That looks impressive. I reckon you could put pan or pot on that nice flat top and cook a little feast too.

    My next project when I find some wood that will not split........ ;)
     
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    Sweet, I am definitely trying this out with the dead elm I have left to split! Thanks for the idea
     
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    It is cool, but $10? I guess to some city Yuppi that has way more money than sense or time, and drives a beamer or caddy? They can drive up and put it in their trunk and haul it home stuff it inthe corner of the garage to bun in thier $500 outdoor "fire pit" this fall.
     
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    That must be one valuable piece of firewood to have a guard nearby. We plan to take one with us on our annual trip to the Fimger Lake wineries in October. Any special steps need to be taken to produce one?
     
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    Firebug, that last pic looks cool, and I see you feel the same as it is now your avatar! :p I'm going to make some, just have to find a nice, barkless white or red oak to make them out of. Dex, I like the selling idea! Maybe label them as "redneck cookstove"? >>
     
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    we paid 8 bucks for two dinky bundles of firewood up at the Finger Lakes this week when we went camping. By dinky, I mean 4 little splits per bundle. yes, a dollar a split. And I am no city yuppie either! You list those on craigslist, you'll have us hillbillies from all over Gods creation buying them up. Paint 'em up like a Miller Lite or Budwieser can and you could probably DOUBLE the price!
     
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    Yea, but what you got was more than $8 worth of peace and everything else that goes with it with you and your family around the fire. That's what it is all about
     
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    That's exactly why I paid for it! ;)
     
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    You guys are all pyro's;)That's why we are here:cool:
     
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    $10 seems like a lot, but as Scotty said. The little buddles of slab wood (read :bark) will burn in under an hour. Where this has starter inside already and will last about 2 hrs (lasts longer, but won't be standing still).

    And yes, those Yuppies are my target. As I have enough Cordwood for yrs... You can cook on them, or just add a match and enjoy 2 hrs of marshmallows and crack'lin flames ;) I actually was gonna put $15. But $10 is more reasonable. If you were to split that round, it would be 8 nice splits. Which is equal to about 4 of those little gas station bundles..

    Got a wedding to go to in a few weeks and I have several made for the walkway to the reception area. Im pretty sure I wont have a problem getting rid of them. Especially after they see them in action :)
     
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    well, ABSOLUTELY! ;)
     
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    Might just make a nice wedding gift also;) Have it clayed inlaid from Adios Pantyhose with date and maybe words of wisdom like"Marriage is great, get past the first 100 years and it gets easier" just a thought:p
     
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    When we travel near Raystown Lake, we see many homeowners selling small bundles of campfire wood. They must have agreed on the price because everyone charges $3. Given the proximity to the lake I think people would pay $5 or maybe more especially if they were easy to ignite. The main road near our home gets a lot of boat traffic to Raystown but we are too far from the main road to set up a self serve camp wood store. Selling wood at $3 a bundle would be a great way to earn money for wood processing expenses.
     
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    Not really. I searched YouTube for Swedish torch and found many examples. I found the one at most helpful.
     
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