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# 173869 9-Jun-2015 10:40
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Well done to her, but, I am sure I have seen this exact thing for sale over the years many times?

Does anyone else remember seeing this and think it's not at all a new invention?

It could have been in those old school 'home innovation' home shopping magazines that get delivered around...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/69163780/taranaki-teen-lands-major-business-deal

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  # 1320107 9-Jun-2015 10:55
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Its not a new invention at all - but no doubt new to her :)

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  # 1320125 9-Jun-2015 10:59
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rphenix: Its not a new invention at all - but no doubt new to her :)


Coming soon to Taranaki - The Wheel! ;-)





 
 
 
 


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  # 1320136 9-Jun-2015 11:14
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Geektastic:
rphenix: Its not a new invention at all - but no doubt new to her :)


Coming soon to Taranaki - The Wheel! ;-)


Don't get ahead of yourself...they need to invent fire, yet. 




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  # 1320145 9-Jun-2015 11:20
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"It had been a whirlwind two years for the innovator who started the lucrative journey as a year eight student crafting a school science project. "

I remember seeing it back then.... so you might actually be thinking of the same thing anyway, but its taken this long to get traction.





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  # 1320166 9-Jun-2015 11:23
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You guys can have a laugh while she is laughing all the way to the bank :)

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  # 1320170 9-Jun-2015 11:24
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I say good on her she at least is doing something good,   count down to the good old kiwi knock downs in 5...4...3...2...1...




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  # 1320175 9-Jun-2015 11:27
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Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
rphenix: Its not a new invention at all - but no doubt new to her :)

Coming soon to Taranaki - The Wheel! ;-)

Don't get ahead of yourself...they need to invent fire, yet. 

Of course they haven't invented fire yet - they've only just got the kindling...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1320178 9-Jun-2015 11:30
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looks like a nice invention/innovation, and good on her for taking it further.

But also looks like it might be a real PITA to sharpen it, and if you are using a sledgehammer to knock the wood downwards, it;s going to be hitting that blade quite a bit and so the blade is going to get blunt rather fast and often.




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  # 1320348 9-Jun-2015 14:59
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MikeB4: I say good on her she at least is doing something good,   count down to the good old kiwi knock downs in 5...4...3...2...1...

tall poppy syndrome hehehe

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kendo:
MikeB4: I say good on her she at least is doing something good,   count down to the good old kiwi knock downs in 5...4...3...2...1...

tall poppy syndrome hehehe


More like tall choppy syndrome...amiright 

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kendo:
MikeB4: I say good on her she at least is doing something good,   count down to the good old kiwi knock downs in 5...4...3...2...1...

tall poppy syndrome hehehe


More like tall choppy syndrome...amiright 


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BigPipeNZ: looks like a nice invention/innovation, and good on her for taking it further.

But also looks like it might be a real PITA to sharpen it, and if you are using a sledgehammer to knock the wood downwards, it;s going to be hitting that blade quite a bit and so the blade is going to get blunt rather fast and often.


Business opportunity - the kindling cracker sharpener

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  # 1320367 9-Jun-2015 15:22
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Wish I had of come up with some invention at that age so I don't have to slave my arse off like I do now.

Good on her.




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  # 1320370 9-Jun-2015 15:30
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BigPipeNZ: looks like a nice invention/innovation, and good on her for taking it further.

But also looks like it might be a real PITA to sharpen it, and if you are using a sledgehammer to knock the wood downwards, it;s going to be hitting that blade quite a bit and so the blade is going to get blunt rather fast and often.


Um, no. The wood splits before you manage to get your hammer down to the sharp bit, there is also the small matter of getting the hammer past the bloody big ring around the top of the device. 

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  # 1320379 9-Jun-2015 15:39
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kiwitrc:
BigPipeNZ: looks like a nice invention/innovation, and good on her for taking it further.

But also looks like it might be a real PITA to sharpen it, and if you are using a sledgehammer to knock the wood downwards, it;s going to be hitting that blade quite a bit and so the blade is going to get blunt rather fast and often.


Um, no. The wood splits before you manage to get your hammer down to the sharp bit, there is also the small matter of getting the hammer past the bloody big ring around the top of the device. 


but wouldn't your hammer swing continue down onto the blade once the wood has split?

 It's hard to see the exact size of the thing, but looks like the height of the ring might stop the hammer head from hitting the blade,  but might not.  A sledge hammer head protrudes about 3-4" from the shaft, so could hit the blade if it's only a few inches below the ring..



ETA:  just watched the video, I misunderstood the purpose of this thing. thought it was for splitting logs, not just small peices for kindling with a tiny hammer




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