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Turn Leaves Into Logs
Bag them, burn them or let the wind blow them are three things you can do with leaves.
A California innovator, Robert S. Welther, suggests a fourth alternative - press them into logs and burn them in your fireplace.
Welther has designed a handoperated leaf press called the "Leaf Logger". It can be easily built by the average home owner with locally purchased supplies (excluding jacks) for between $60 and $85. Plans for the press can be purchased for $3.00.
"Leaf Logger" is designed for a 12-ton press which turns out a log 4 in. in dia. and 6 in, long. Says Welther: "Logs made with 8-10 tons of force have a density and burning rate about equal to dry pine wood."
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Leaf Logs, Inc., 6413 W. 80th St., Los Angeles, Ca. 90045.

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