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Have you seen the ones where you drill a 1"-2" hole
Down about 10" then a horizontal hole to meet up.
Log stove.



I like the idea of that - a log rocket stove...

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3 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

Have you seen the ones where you drill a 1"-2" hole
Down about 10" then a horizontal hole to meet up.
Log stove.
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If you've got bigger diameter logs (maybe over 1 foot?) You can make 4 bore cuts down from the top, then 1 from the side near the bottom, and lift out the middle part which should be a long square section the width of the chainsaw bar. Then you can light a fire in the middle with kindling, and keep adding small logs.

 

Not very easy to describe, don't think I've got any photos on the computer

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Cut from the side, not the top. Gives you masses of lovely shavings to use for firelighting. I light mine by dropping coals from the BBQ down from the top - need to make more - plan is to strap them to the forks on the tractor so I can cut down without hitting anything

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Thanks for all the advice. They worked well and kept many of us amused at a wedding reception. I was surprised by how long they lasted. Lit them around 22.00 and they were still going come midnight.

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