home made kindling maker-

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Project by grizzman posted 224 days ago 6451 views 4 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a few month ago i thought i better do something to help me have kindling for the fire stove in the shop, and because i have a bad back , swinging a maul or small axe would not get it, so i had the idea of the maul working without me swinging it…and it works fantastic..i get a pile of salvaged boards and spend an hour making kindling, and its done for several weeks. i made a wodden foot that sits on the end, i put a bunch of screws into it so they would grab into the wood, and i also drilled a hole on the very end so i could use a tethered screw driver to release the hydraulic pump..i like it…thanks for taking time to look, and any comment you leave, thank you so much. grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 224 days ago

Clever idea

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 224 days ago

Come on Grizz did you steal this idea from Red Green ? Just kidding buddy,very creative.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 224 days ago

hey jim, in spirit, I am red green…lol.. i guess i could put some duct tape all over, and we all know what colors i would use…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 224 days ago

Me thinks you’ve got a little Da Vinci in you Grizz…

Kind of like a reverse guillotine!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 224 days ago

Sorry i could’nt resist. it is a cool idea “RED”

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 224 days ago

I’m flabbergasted! Why didn’t I think of that ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 224 days ago

Great solution!

If the maul will not go to the board, the board must come to the maul.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#8 posted 224 days ago

Ingenuity at its danged best…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 224 days ago

Ah, the McGyver of woodworking :-)). You know what they say, “necessity is the mother of invention”. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 224 days ago

Oh, it’s an actual kindling maker. When I saw just the title from the projects page I thought it was a kindling maker like any saw in my shop when I mismeasure and cut a board wrong. “I cut it twice and it’s still too short.” Nice work on a useful invention.

-- Jeff_Williams

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#11 posted 224 days ago

Very innovative Bob and a great back saver!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 224 days ago

Necessity is the mother of invention, Grizz!

As for me, I just use failed projects- I’m never cold.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 224 days ago

Way to go Grizz. Impressive ingenuity!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 224 days ago

Great idea!!!! Kinda like my log arch and the jack I use to pick up logs with. Question, when do I get to see the finished project that you teased me with a couple weeks ago? Anticipation is getting tough to handle…

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#15 posted 224 days ago

Innovative and clever—really a very cool idea.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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