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I was thinking it was explained that some bore cut were made crisscrossing each other and the log burned from the inside out. I can't remember who or when it was posted.
 

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thats what I posted. make a series of cuts from top to near bottom, stuff a gas infuzed hunk of paper or what have you down the center and light it.
I ended up making that one and giving it to my helper, he burned it this summer when he went camping and said it worked fine.

I think it was the Brits that showed it here first, from an outdoor jobsite they were cooking lunch up on one.

two more pics I found on my hard drive, these arent ones I made.
 

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I believe NoBivy posted what he's talking about. Like what Pauly showed, but with plunge cuts and a connected top maybe?
 

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plunge cut it then.....plunge the opposite. The log will burn longer before falling apart. Very nice Paul........whats' cookin?
.....oh yeah, bigger log is much better...
 

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"two more pics I found on my hard drive, these arent ones I made."

nor did I use them. maybe this winter. I havent killed a tree in a while, will have to keep my eyes open for that kind of work. :)
 

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It worked good. I cut like paul showed. Gas, rag and match and presto fire for 4 hours. One log 16 in diameter about 3 foot long. Pine at that. I am going to try the bivy style tomorrow.

For halloween i'm attempt to carve a face and get it lit up in a big piece of oak I just cut. Should be interesting.
 

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Or, do it the natural way...this was the first one I ever did...it was slightly hollow with a very small hole at top where I had cut it (about quarter sized)...hollow at bottom was about 5-6 inches. There was a natural opening at the bottom on the side where I could feed small pieces of wood.

The log on the left is the firelog. I am feeding small pieces of fat lightard into it (heavily resin-ed pine) and the resulting flames are pretty impressive.

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moon's been shining here awhile and how i missed out on, this trick of all tricks, i'll never know. too cool
 
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