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Harvesting fatwood

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John McDouall Stuart
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Maybe I'm wrong but this looks like there's a bit of fatwood in there. This is probably a dumb question but how should I go about collecting it?
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Here's the whole stump. It's from an old pine tree that got cut down a couple of months ago.
 

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You could just cut/snap off the resin as it appears, it will continue to do this for a while.
 

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I would go for it, hand saw and just work my way into it. That or an axe and be careful. A chainsaw would make life a lot easier as well, again very slowly as you don't want to destroy the fatwood.

Fatwood is too value a resource to leave.
 

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Yeah , those chainsaws ..
Slice 6 inches off the top for a cleaner look ..
The picture as a little white , but looks like the stump could be fat .

Bunnings wants $15 for 1.8kg = Around $8.30 per KG
If that's a 50KG stump , it's worth $400 bananas . ( Bunnings Retail )
 

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I think I might try with an axe and a saw, see what I can find. Chainsaw is out as I don't have one.
 

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Wow I had no idea what fat wood was, but now realise the fire starters are in fact that.
I have four 100 year old cedars that we had cut down and now the stumps are exuding sap, so I hope I can use this technic on them
 
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