Introduction: Cool and Easy Match Trick

A really simple and quick trick, all you need is a small box of matches, a saftey pin, and a rubberband. Sorry if this has already been done but I have not seen it on this site.

Step 1: Materials

All you need is a small box of matches, a safteypin, a rubberband, and a pen knife.

Step 2: Seperate Strike Strip

Cut of the strip of sand paper on the side of the match box.

Step 3: Putting the Strip Through the Safteypin

Fold the strike strip thing over the saftey pin.

Step 4: Wrap the Rubber Band

Tightly wrap the rubber band around the match and strike strip.

Step 5: All Done

Pin the safteypin to the backside of your shirt so the match is not showing. When ready pull the match out, it will light making it seem like you had a lit match under your shirt.

Comments

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balodabazar (author)2010-10-02

i couldn't understand dis trick .What happens at the end

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mavaje (author)balodabazar2012-01-07

You pin the safety pin to the inside of your pocket or somewhere, pull the match out quick and it will look like you were carrying a lit match.

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k_m4n (author)balodabazar2011-08-25

what do you think???
duhu

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corey11 (author)2009-04-19

i bougt that same knife from cheveron in yuma arizona

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benduy (author)corey112011-05-29

i got one from holland

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TheAmazingJampie (author)corey112009-05-20

I brought a knife like this and the blade broke and cut me. Be careful...

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Jor2daje (author)2009-04-22

I figured out an better way, instead of using the rubber band which can be a pain to get a new match in i used a big clip (not sure whats its called).

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Agroking (author)Jor2daje2009-08-13

bull dog clip

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knex_mepalm (author)Agroking2009-08-25

Mauly or Molly

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codongolev (author)Jor2daje2009-08-12

(binder clip)

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bassmonkey (author)2009-05-17

ooooooooooohhhhhh!!!! that would be great for new years eve!, it's just like a popper, but when you pull it, fire!!

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-04-13

Nice! Knife from HFT?

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Jor2daje (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-04-15

The knife is from OSH, it was like $3.00 so i had to get it

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Jor2daje2008-04-15

Orchard supply in cali?

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Jor2daje (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-04-16

Yep In Santa Barbara

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Jor2daje (author)Jor2daje2008-04-16

They just made a new even cooler knife thats only 5 so i think ill have to get that. U can never have enough knives.

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Jor2daje2008-04-17

agreed! I'm going to start forging some.

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MrPyro1010 (author)LinuxH4x0r2009-04-15

haha screw that .... went to belieze and bought a stiletoe (probably didnt spel that rite) for 5 $$$ ya i feel special

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yeerk21 (author)Jor2daje2008-08-13

i got the xact same thing from dola store

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Rossiroller (author)2008-04-15

Another fun one is to put the match standing up on the strike pad thing with the head down and hold it like a paper football and flick it at something. It lites and flies through the air and scares people, and usually goes out before it hits the ground.

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yeerk21 (author)Rossiroller2008-08-13

iun get it..can u xplain? plzzz

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Rossiroller (author)yeerk212008-08-14


// [ ]
// [,]
\\ |-------|

the thing on the left is your hand
|--------| is the match strike pad
[ ]
[,]is the match the bottom of which is the head
flick the match with your other hand

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yeerk21 (author)Rossiroller2008-08-14

er..but evrytime i flik it the match comes out but it doesn't light

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alterator (author)yeerk212008-10-22

press on the match stronger.

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fwjs28 (author)alterator2009-04-14

or harder *thats what she said :P*

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firefighter1333 (author)2008-06-27

i've already used it as a fuse, works realy good! only it was to quick and the smoke bomb was almost burning in my hand... and it was an other design i think this one is better!so thx :)

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awkrin (author)2008-05-24

and what's the safety pin for?

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Jor2daje (author)awkrin2008-05-24

it pins to the inside of your shirt so you can pull the match out and make it seem like you had a lit match inside your shirt

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zumbo333 (author)2008-04-12

amazingly simple and conventional great job!

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Obsessive (author)2008-04-12

Hey! I made a few of those last night and it got me thinking. So I incorporated your idea into an easy match lighter for my incense tray. Every time I'm ready to light up a stick (Incense...) I just yank the match out and light. Then I take a match out of little holder I made, apply pressure to the sides of the lighter, and slide it in for next time! Very convenient. Thanks for the instructable.

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pyro13 (author)2008-04-11

well done, i like it

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Obsessive (author)2008-04-11

Awesome!! I love it! It really works, and it takes like two seconds to make. This will be a great party trick. I'll look real smooth. ; D Although it may be more effective to attract all the women smokers... Nice job.

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joejoerowley (author)2008-04-11

Cool! Great Instructable!

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i make shooting things (author)2008-04-11

or you could put a ring on it instead of a close pin, insert it in pyro device (like a smoke bomb) pull ring and throw for an awesome effect that would be great in a cheep diy movie.

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