Wood split­ting win­ner

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Ayla Hutchin­son, the 14-yearold in­ven­tor of the Kin­dling Cracker, which pro­vides a safer faster and eas­ier way to split kin­dling, showed her in­ven­tion at the Fiel­d­ays last year where she was awarded the 2013 Young in­ven­tor of the year as well as the James and Wells in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty award.

“It was a priv­i­lege to win last year and I am ex­cited to find out which new ex­hibitor will win this award for 2014,” she says.

She had “heaps of of­fers” of in­vest­ment to de­velop her split­ter, but the young en­tre­pre­neur wanted to go it alone.

Af­ter build­ing up her busi­ness Ayla has her prod­uct in full pro­duc­tion and is sell­ing them via her web­site www.kin­dlingcracker.com

The Kin­dling Cracker op­er­ates by tap­ping wood with a mal­let onto a sta­tion­ary blade that splits it. It re­quires less force to split wood than us­ing an axe, and is suit­able for peo­ple with arthri­tis and other dis­abil­i­ties too.

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