Wood splitting winner
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.