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Do the logs need to be seasoned and dry, or would fresh cut sitka work?

 

Seasoned wood works considerably better, dry does not necessarily matter as you burn from the inside of the log not the outside. It will take you less than 30 seconds to make one, if you cut the log from the side rather than the top down then you can use the noodles to light it.

 

I have used fresh cut sitka, douglas, larch, leylandii, scots, sycamore, birch & ash to make them for my own use. All burnt fine but I only use seasoned wood & keep them dry after cutting the slots if they are being sold.

 

Softwood burns faster works well for light/heat hardwood burns slower & is better for cooking on.

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Oldish thread but would a ripping chain be better for cutting these?

Yes, but not really that much better.

So unless you make a great many, I wouldn't bother swapping chains especially not if you don't already have a ripping chain.

 

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