I’ve been playing with my new toy.. the paper log maker. I still can’t decide if it’s useful or not. The first lot of bricks still haven’t dried since Friday evening, but then the weather’s been so wet that nothing has really been drying.
Step 1: Assemble ingredients. Brick maker, and shredded receipts soaked in water.
Step 2: Fill brick maker with soggy paper, squeezing just enough water out so that it isn’t dripping, but not too much that it makes hard lumps that don’t squeeze together.
Step 3: Press down on the handles, squeezing some of the water out. This is (I think) the crucial difficulty with the process, the handles have a stop point which means that you get a nice brick-shape, but doesn’t let you get all the water out of the paper.
Step 4: The finished brick.
Step 5: Here’s one I made earlier. One newspaper brick and one shredded paper brick.
Haven’t managed to burn any of them yet, I ended up making 4 bricks and some pellets with the stuff floating around in the bottom of the bathtub.