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    I used to build houses with a guy from West Virginia. He had never heard of fat lighter before. We were building a fire in a fire barrel and i walked in the edge of the woods to find some lighter. Came out with a little stump and he asked me what I was going to do with that. I explained what it was and he looked at me like I had three heads. I busted off a little peice and started the fire and he was amazed. I gave him the rest of the stump, and told him about how to find more. Now anytime he has someone come down from WV to visit he sends them back with a bunch of it. They will come down with orders for it. I have thought about taking some up there and seeing what i could sell it for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur hunter View Post
    If you got a stand of knotty pines then you know where there is all the fat lighter you will ever need. I got as much pictured here in about 15 minutes a couple years ago. Should last for several more.
    Unfortunately, my wife can't handle any wood smoke/fire smell in the house any longer, so my 'fat lighter' supply will last a few lifetimes.
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    Industrial Uses

    Another use is in the production of dynamite. The largest company that utilizes Fatwood for this process is located in Brunswick, Georgia, USA. The exact process by which they process the stumps is a company trade secret, but it is understood that the stumps are ground and turpentine is removed from them, while the remaining sawdust is used as a binding agent for nitroglycerin.

    Hercules Used Fat Lighter To Make Gunpowder

    Then I met a forester working for Hercules Inc. Back then, Hercules made several by-products from ‘Fatwood,’ including gunpowder. They had two foresters traveling the Southeast looking for and arranging the harvest of fatwood stumps.
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    See trucks frequently loaded down with heartpine headed to bruswick
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    Must be nice

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    Worked on an ole stump for a few minutes after work


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    I can almost smell the fat lighter just looking at that picture. Nice work
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    There is about 2 foot of it underground I need to get to. Worked me to death getting this with a hatchet


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    Quote Originally Posted by b35w View Post
    There is about 2 foot of it underground I need to get to. Worked me to death getting this with a hatchet


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    dig around it when the ground is wet and a come along and chain will usually get them
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    GBelly pulls them out with his left hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highstrung View Post
    GBelly pulls them out with his left hand.
    With his pinky out.
    I had an ant farm once......them fellas didn't grow shit.

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    His beard allows him to get away with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highstrung View Post
    GBelly pulls them out with his left hand.
    you the president of the gbelly fanclub or something?
    Houndsmen are born, not made

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    I STAND WITH DUCK CUTTER!
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    Huh, no. I like G, he's a friend and funny. I don't think he has a fan club, it would be news to me.

    NUTZ, did you know G had a fan club?

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    Mother fucker. I want a fan club.

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    Not really.

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    b35w,

    Don't split more than you need reasonably soon. It is more perishable after it's split.

    During high school, I worked at the Charleston Rifle Club bowling alley as a pin boy. I had a few opportunities to climb up into the attic of that old building. All of the rafters and tongue and groove roofing boards were made of fat heart pine. The sap had beaded up on it to give it a rough pebbled look. There were still wires running across insulators up there. Then the place caught fire a few year later, it went up like a torch.

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    Google "Ralphs fan club" and this is one of the first 10 pictures...



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    Still want a fan club?

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    No, you sure you didn't google the last name Ray, and just went with those fan clubs?

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