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Offline Electric Cowboy

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Two Hole Hearth Board,Fail................
« on: April 03, 2016, 04:55:31 PM »
Sounds easy, burn in two holes next to each other.
Carve a channel to connect them, start grinding out a fire.
Tried this many times, no joy.
Think I first saw this in Mor's book.
Anybody try it or have luck with it?

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Re: Two Hole Hearth Board,Fail................
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 05:00:54 PM »
Worked for me. :shrug:   What type of wood were you using for the hearth sticks?
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Re: Two Hole Hearth Board,Fail................
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 06:01:13 PM »
Wolfy,
Cottonwood.
How wide was your channel?
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Re: Two Hole Hearth Board,Fail................
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 06:10:16 PM »
I can't remember for sure, it's been a few years, but I would guess about 1/32 to 1/16 of an inch.  My sticks were pretty crooked, so I had a multitude of spacings to choose from. :P

BTW, I used cottonwood, too......it was very dry and I remember that I got a coal pretty quickly.
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Re: Two Hole Hearth Board,Fail................
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 06:49:56 PM »
Wolfy,
Thanks for posting, now that I know it can be done.
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