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Swedish Torches cut on the Transaw

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Well i had a customer who was looking for something else to sell alongside the logs i sell to him, he buys from me about 150 cube a year so has a bit of time, we came up with these torches.. now i know they have been around for ages but he had never heard of them so we got figuring the easiest way to make them, i had some Doug Fir, and set the Transaw to 500mm, IMG_5871.jpgthe hydraulic clamp arm did a good job of squaring the timber, i just cut the blanksIMG_5935.jpgIMG_5936.jpg and the timber fed through great, i cut 70 blanks in 30 mins, then took a 6 inch nail put it in at 5 inches from bottom, and another an inch up from that but at 90 degrees, onto splitter and just touched the end opposite the nails and at 45 degrees to, was not sure if it would work but it was quick and easier that chainsawIMG_5924.jpgnow i wanted to see how they burnt not ideal as still a bit green but once going lasted for agesIMG_5933.jpgIMG_5928.jpg i suspect if dry it would have all burned, anyway this was an interesting project for the transaw as it has sat there unused for too long, anyway keep on chopping

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When I first started to read this I was thinking cutting 500mm lengths in a processor - nothing new, but when I got the gist of the nails concept, I though, what a great idea! Innovative thinking - impressive. 😀

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Cheers, they held together really well, i think the chap is going use screws as he was shocked at the price of nails , i did start to try and use the log splitter to push the nails in.... let’s just say that needs more work , it turned out a nice quiet way to make them and i found you can adjust the gap as it burns, just by pulling them slightly apart or by using a poker

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SS banding/strapping around the bottom might work even better, the same stuff as they use to strap signs to posts, a simple hand tool is all is need to tighten it too.

The daughters boyfriend was trying to get me to make and sell swedish candles is why we were discussing it, BUT, I never twigged using the splitter instead of a chainsaw,

btw. I imagine the riven/split surface kindles/burns better than a saw track will.

Kudos!

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