Here is a simple guide on how to make a Swedish torch using kiln-dried logs and wood wool firelighters:
- Kiln-dried logs (2-3 inches in diameter, 8-12 inches long)
- Wood wool firelighters
- A drill with a 3/4 inch spade bit
- A saw (if necessary, to cut the logs to the desired length)
- Start by cutting your kiln-dried logs to the desired length (8-12 inches is recommended). Make sure the ends of the logs are flat and level to ensure a stable base for your torch.
- Using a drill with a 3/4 inch spade bit, drill a hole through the center of the logs, about 1 inch from the top. The hole should be about 1 inch in diameter and extend through the entire length of the log.
- Stack the drilled logs on top of one another, making sure that the drilled holes are lined up. If necessary, use a small amount of glue or adhesive to keep the logs in place.
- Pack wood wool firelighters into the drilled hole, making sure to pack them tightly. You can also add a small amount of kindling or paper to help get the fire started.
- Light the firelighters, and the fire will begin to spread through the hole and ignite the logs. As the top log burns down, it will fall into the hole and feed the fire below, creating a self-sustaining flame.
- Make sure to keep a close eye on the fire and never leave it unattended. Keep a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergency.
With this guide, you can make a Swedish Torch, a great addition to any outdoor gathering. This torch is perfect for providing light and heat in outdoor spaces, and it's easy to make and maintain. Remember that safety precautions should always be in place and to have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby.