Step 8: Light the charcoal

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I stuffed some newspaper in the base, loaded some dry guava wood chunks in the top and lit it off. it took more than one load of paper, I had to feed in a couple more sheets while it was burning to keep it going.

Commercial chimneys have a shield between the body and the handle and I just assumed that it was a liability issue, they didn't want anyone carelessly touching the body and suing someone but I realized that the handle DOES get hot! I may modify to address that issue.