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Is this wood fat ? ( Fatwood )

old4570

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We had some fur trees in the front yard ( Had )

So I had a look at some of the off cuts and they have dark cores ..
Dont know if thats resin or not ... ( Fatwood )

But I had some time to kill , and I did process one chunk down to the core ... For the heck of it !
The rest of the wood , was very moist ( wet ) and did not want to burn .
Dont know how that little core will go , just might not be fat at all !

I know , I could get some fatwood from Bunnings !
 

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fatwood resin is very sticky and smells of a strong smell of pine. When it burns the telltale black soot tells you of the turpentine content burning off.

The resin looks in different shades of red, yellow and orange and once you see a good example of fatwood you will quickly start to be able to identify it.

notice the red, yellow and orange resin in these pieces of fatwood
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I have seen video ( Recently ) on harvesting Fatwood .
This piece I have is very pine scented and is redish pink colored ..
Might have to go to Bunnings and buy a bag of fatwood for the heck of it .
 

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Ok . tried to burn it ... And if anything , more of a fire retardant ...
 

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Ok . tried to burn it ... And if anything , more of a fire retardant ...
not fatwood then, fatwood is fuel and burns with the slightest spark. I've even got it to burn when wet.

Store-bought fatwood is a solid investment for $14 you get 1.8kg's of premium fatwood.
 

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Went to bunnies , $15 for 1.8kg ....
It's McNasty weather , so ? Hopefully play with some fire soon .
 
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