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#225954 - 06/15/11 01:24 AM The 1$ Kudlik
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Just got a simple soapdish from the dollar store and bamf I now have a kudlic. Using Papertowel folded up abit and PJ for fuel I had atleast a 2 inch flame going on it. I didnt burn it for long since Im inside and it was pouring out black smoke (I think due to the wick being to big as with a thinner piece it didnt).



Soon I will be testing other wick materials and Fuels Ill post updates as I do any suggestions on fuels would be great.


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Edited by Frisket (06/15/11 01:49 AM)
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#225961 - 06/15/11 02:54 AM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Frisket]
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#225963 - 06/15/11 09:34 AM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Frisket]
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Great idea, but be careful. If not designed to be heated, some ceramic materials are frangible under localized heat and subject to spalling. These could forcebly expel a sharp piece of surface material into your face due to uneven expansion.


That said, I would be interested in seeing how 'found' fuels compare:. A burn time and smoke comparison with a similar wick (a small strip of cotton sock for example) between equal amounts of:

various cooking oils
oil from a tuna can
oil from a piece of beef fat
crisco shortening
margerine
parrafin wax
motor oil

Probably should do outdoors.....
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#225966 - 06/15/11 12:26 PM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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a small piece of cloth you wipe all over your face (natural body oils). I hear that with old flintlocks, you'd wipe the wadding over your face to make it ram home a bit easier.

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#225970 - 06/15/11 01:04 PM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Frisket]
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Very ingenious and cost effective, there is bound to be lots of blubber going to waste after the event. whistle



Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (06/15/11 01:16 PM)

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#225971 - 06/15/11 01:32 PM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
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Originally Posted By: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor
Very ingenious and cost effective, there is bound to be lots of blubber going to waste after the event. whistle


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#225973 - 06/15/11 01:44 PM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: MDinana]
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Believe me there are plenty of folks over here who would be on the adipose supplement program if it were available. laugh

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#225976 - 06/15/11 02:41 PM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
Arney Offline
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Originally Posted By: Byrd_Huntr
Great idea, but be careful. If not designed to be heated, some ceramic materials are frangible under localized heat and subject to spalling.

Or, if left unattended and it cracks under heat, it could start a fire, especially if you're using it indoors. Not that long ago, I was watching an old video of a ceramic ashtray (which should tolerate heat) crack open and dump the hot ashes and lit cigarettes onto the table below it. (The point of that particular video was to warn users not to let too much ash and too many cigarettes build up without emptying ashtrays.)

But still, a nice idea if it can take the heat.

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#225987 - 06/15/11 05:04 PM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Frisket]
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Could this be used as an emergency warmer/light source for the winter car kit?
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#226271 - 06/21/11 02:44 AM Re: The 1$ Kudlik [Re: Mark_F]
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Great idea. An altoids tin would make for a not as cool, but free kudlik. And you wouldn't have to worry about a piece coming back at you.
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