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#21 Blackthumb

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:56 PM

Looks like sugar maple....


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#22 rogeryermaw

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:57 PM

my first impression too but i'm no expert. grows like a damn nuisance weed around here. cut it down at the trunk and it'll grow back bigger next year. i've cut some down, just need to skin it and break it up.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 11:07 PM

A good chart for reference in dealing with woods in general and sparks in particular:
 

I am torn by that chart. On one hand I wish I had seen it years ago when I started performing fire dust poi. One the other hand I am hooked on hickory which isn't on the chart, it has a good burn time, the way the sparks can pop an split multiple times is spectacular and it smells great.
I also like adding 80 mesh to my charcoal stars.

Anyone use "used" bedding? I can be a notorious cheapskate, and I have used my rabbits dry portions of bedding including her pellets. Wile I don't like it in my poi cages I have gotten saticfactory results for a firework dabbler.
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#24 dynomike1

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

I bet you got roots all over the ground to.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:17 AM

I am torn by that chart. On one hand I wish I had seen it years ago when I started performing fire dust poi. One the other hand I am hooked on hickory which isn't on the chart, it has a good burn time, the way the sparks can pop an split multiple times is spectacular and it smells great.
I also like adding 80 mesh to my charcoal stars.
Anyone use "used" bedding? I can be a notorious cheapskate, and I have used my rabbits dry portions of bedding including her pellets. Wile I don't like it in my poi cages I have gotten saticfactory results for a firework dabbler.


I was wondering about this as well. I have an enormous guinea pig habitat I could scavenge for free wood chips. Good to know my plan is viable.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:26 PM

I was wondering about this as well. I have an enormous guinea pig habitat I could scavenge for free wood chips. Good to know my plan is viable.

If I remember correctly guinea pigs produce cecotropes (dence black pellets) like rabbits. When changing the bedding do you make sure to return as many as possable? They are very moist and more dense compaired to the fecal pellets taking longer to cook.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:27 PM

I bet you got roots all over the ground to.

Oh, I finaly get it! That is very clever, especialy when you concider the fact that poi is made with the corm...

...not the roots. ;)

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:38 PM

I am torn by that chart. On one hand I wish I had seen it years ago when I started performing fire dust poi. One the other hand I am hooked on hickory which isn't on the chart, it has a good burn time, the way the sparks can pop an split multiple times is spectacular and it smells great.
I also like adding 80 mesh to my charcoal stars.

Anyone use "used" bedding? I can be a notorious cheapskate, and I have used my rabbits dry portions of bedding including her pellets. Wile I don't like it in my poi cages I have gotten saticfactory results for a firework dabbler.

Am i the only one who doesn't get it? 


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:33 AM

Roger I am sorry I just saw where you posted the picture like a month ago... LOL......  that is Silver Maple. Silver Maple trees are a double edged sword... on one hand, they are fast growing, and make the best shade trees there is. However, they are inherently weak, and storms easily split em and tear em down. They grow like weeds around here too. 


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:05 PM

Thanks Brad. I have some cleaned up to roast. Going to give it a try. It feels pretty light.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

I know that I am pulling up an old post but I am trying to find out more about the Chinese Tallow Tree from Paddy.

 

Have you had success in making good charcoal from it? I am in South Louisiana and this tree is everywhere. I also saw that is was considered for an alternate fuel source. I know that I need to make some and test it, but if you have already done so and find out some results it will save me time of doing it myself. 

 

Thank for any advice with this.


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