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ok, i am thinking of creating an instructable on how to ignite saftey matches with-out the box, but i dont know if people would be interested or already know how to do this, please say "yay" or "nay" for this instructable to go ahead, thanks.

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LasVegas9 years ago
The instructable is sorely lacking content. It's supposed to be a step-by-step how-to to do something. Not a introduction to a video that isn't even part of the instructable, but a link. As to lighting a safety match away from the box... Just about any mildly abrasive surface will work. I like to light them from the thigh of my jeans, the zipper, sole of my shoe, thumb nail, teeth, etc. Showing multiple techniques could have made a great Instructable.
andy60 (author)  LasVegas9 years ago
well all of those ways to light matches seem great... for strike anywhere matches, u try lighting safety matches on jeans for example, it just doesnt work!
andy60 (author) 9 years ago
YEAH!! i have fixed the video and the instructable, published! so now u can see for ur self how to light the match :D
Goodhart andy609 years ago
In essence it appears you are lighting it by the heat of the friction of the strike. I would also surmise (correct me if I am wrong) that it took quite a few attempts before you got a "light" (there were quite a few "scratch" marks before the one lit that you have on video).
andy60 (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
well it took, around 2 strikes per match, yer i know theres a lot of those marks lol, but those were of previous matches. :D thanks for the input
BTW- The way you ignite the matches, is it completly impromtu or do you need a battery or something?
andy60 (author)  IlluminatedAntichrist9 years ago
all you need to light the match is a cupboard door and a safety match lol check the instructable out its now published and i'm trying to fix a video
You can do it on glass but it leaves a little line where you dragged the match head down the glass, Also if you spend time and are patient with good hand eye co-ordination you can light the heads of two matches of each other but that is hard to do.
I tried that glass method about 600 times and it still did not ignite, it did not even sparked.
andy60 (author) 9 years ago
GOOD NEWS!! the instructable is finished BUT the video isn't working i even tried it through you-tube :s but atleast the writing is there!
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