With all the woodworking The Captain does in his spare time, he's forever looking for a way to
get rid of use all the sawdust that he gathers from him projects. He read somewhere about making fire-lighters with sawdust, candle wax and egg cartons and since we're still having cold evenings and making a fire every night to keep warm, I decided to give it a try. Glad to finally have another use for my egg cartons (besides the seed bombs I wrote about here), and of course, all the little bits of wax left over from the candles that I love to burn so much, this is what I did;
You will need:
a few handfuls of sawdust
leftover bits of candle
- Put the wax in a heat proof dish and melt it over a pan of boiling water
- Stir in enough sawdust to absorb the melted wax
- Immediately scoop the mixture into the hollows of the egg cartons and press down firmly
- Allow to set and ................
ready for use
I break them up and use two at a time...
they burn so well, and you don't have that nasty smell that one can get with store bought fire-lighters