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The Rosary Shop

Supporting the life of prayer since 1996 with custom handmade rosaries, rosary kits, supplies, kneelers and prayer books.


Yes, this is kind of a weird thing for us to carry, but when you spend as much time as I do making furniture for or working on your home, making canoes or the like, you end up with a fair amount of wood dust left over -- drums full of it. Rather than just throw this in the dump, we mix it with paraffin wax and place the mixture in small paper cups. These make outstanding starters for campfires, woodstoves, fireplaces and barbecues. It saves having to tote around extra paper or hazardous liquid fuels.

Earlier today -- a cold, rainy December day here in Oregon -- I lit one as a test in the middle of my wet driveway. It burned great, with very little smoke or odor. After 20 minutes it was still burning and I tired of monitoring it, so used a stick to disperse it... but it ignited the end of my stick in the process! Of course, actual burn time may vary.

The starters are easily lit with a match, but could also be lit with a spark if you scrape some shavings off of the top.

We sell them in units of 10 starters for $5 (50 cents each). If you order more than one unit, we simply put more into the box -- in other words, if your order "5 boxes," we don't ship five boxes of ten, but one box of fifty.

Add boxe(s) of 10 to my shopping basked.