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View Poll Results: Where do you get your kindling?
I make it with an axe 12 70.59%
I make it with a sledge hammer and maul 1 5.88%
I make it with power wood splitter 2 11.76%
I buy it already split 2 11.76%
I pay someone to split my wood for me 0 0%
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:19 AM
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My kindling just turns up all by itself:

Whenever I go for a walk in the woods with my kiddies they start collecting all kinds of sticks - to use as swords, fishing rods, walking sticks, whatever. And when we get home they all magically turn into kindling (the swords, not the children).

You didn't put that option in the poll though...
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:40 AM
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I pay $10 for kiln dried oak kindling at my firewood lot. The bag is about 2.5' x 1' x .5'. I developed some tennis elbow from splitting my own with my hatchet and maul and figured purchasing oak is cheaper than physical therapy. The folks at the firewood lot will also let you pick up as much kindling as you can find on the ground for free, but last time I had them deliver the wood so...
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:51 AM
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I bought one like this.....

It didn't last the weekend..............

Had to get a refund.

Sorry about your experience. Have had mine for almost 2 years and have used for three cords of seasoned oak - still working fine. Really takes the labor out of the equation and since it is manual - quiet. Only sound is that nice to hear crackking sound of the wood.

Highly recommend.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:29 AM
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I use an axe for the larger pieces. James, you can axe a few while heating up the oven in no time. I also go to out wood guy and pick up tons of it when needed I have seen ads in craigs list up here about mill ends for free. I guess I could check that out too, as well as the cabinet shops. More the better.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:49 PM
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I also use sticks picked up from walks. In fact this is my primary source of oven fuel. I usually walk the dog most days and cannot resist collecting wood. We fire the oven about once a week I find sticks are great fuel combined with about one branch no thicker than my wrist.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:16 PM
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David Sewell,
You must live in a well forested area, as I do. There's branches and trees down everywhere. While someone might take notice of you cutting up their trees, no one gives a care if you walk away with a branch or two. Less clean up for them.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:33 PM
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I collect my wood from local parks and the cycle/recreational path alongside our nearby river. What happens to the sticks and fallen branches in our area is that they are removed by local council gardens guys. They present a problem for them because they are a problem for their mower blades.When tey transport them out they eventually find their way to a great gas guzzling wood chipper for recycling. I figure I'm actually saving fuel and labour by removing some of it for my own use.
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David, I bought that very same log splitter from Northern Tool about two months ago...works like a champ. Splitting an entire cord with it was good therapy (light to medium resistance) after having 2 rotator cuff surgeries. To me it was a necessity at the time...a bonus for the future.

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:30 PM
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Lowe's is selling it here for 300.00. I thought about it as well, but the wife laughed, saying an axe is fine. Maybe next year.
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