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Self-immolating wood oven

I love this log, spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool, cut with an air intake and a chimney to create an outdoors self-contained heating unit.

All in one, disposable oven

10 thoughts on “Self-immolating wood oven

  1. The chimney hole is from rot/disease/etc. I wonder if this is as easy as cutting a slot to meet the bottom of the naturally-occurring hole?

    1. or a few plunge cuts with a chainsaw?

      I’m going to have to try this with 4 small logs and some baling wire…

  2. One name for them in Finland is Jätkänkynttilä, which roughly translates as lumberjacks candle..

    Block of wood, slits using chainsaw, rag dipped in gasoline and a match. Fun for the whole family :)

  3. This is awesome. I love the simplicity. I was thinking the same thing about it being a couple of plunge cuts and a cut on the side. I may be able to work outside this next winter.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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