How to Quickly Measure and Mark Firewood: Experts at Log Splitters Direct offer some advice on how firewood markers, like the Mingo, can make measuring and marking logs easier and faster. The Mingo log marker is the first of its kind for marking logs in one fluid movement.
The Mingo is made from heavy-duty Lexan, and comes equipped with a 16-inch measuring wheel. Just insert a can of surveyor’s paint and roll it down the log. The Mingo will mark 16 inch cuts over and over. If you'd like to measure a different length, additional wheels can be purchased separately for measuring 6", 12", 18" and 24" long.
The Many Benefits
This is one of the greatest logging tools around for several reasons. First off, it's efficient. You can mark 75 cords of wood with the Mingo before you run out of paint!
Unlike the variations in size associated with marking by hand, the Mingo will measure accurate increments every time. This means all of your logs will fit neatly on the rack when you're finished.
Cut your wood the right size the first time. Otherwise, you'll be sawing off the ends to fit your firewood into small spaces like wood stoves and wire fire pits. And firewood that properly fits your firebox will burn longer and cleaner.
If you've ever tried marking logs in the winter, snow likely gives you some trouble. However, the Mingo can apply the paint markings over any snow or ice still stuck to the log.
Finally, as an added bonus, it's also handy for marking fence or deck boards, planting locations or anything that needs to be uniformly spaced.
The Mingo is extremely difficult to find locally. However, the spray paint can be purchased separately at any neighborhood hardware store. Just look for the very popular inverted surveyors paint.
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