safety matches...

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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LasVegas10 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)  LasVegas10 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) 10 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 andy6010 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)  Goodhart10 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)  IlluminatedAntichrist10 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) 10 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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