Easy Match Fuse

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Introduction: Easy Match Fuse

A very easy fuse using matches

Step 1: Materials

Stuff you need

(4) Match books (I use them because they're cheep)
(1) small pan
Scissors
String

Step 2: Match Heads

Cut off the match heads with the scissors

Step 3: Boil

Put the match heads in a little water and simmer stirring with a toothpick

Step 4: String

Run the string though the match soup to coat and lay on the wax paper

Step 5: Dry

Let the string dry simple

Step 6: Have Fun

This fuse burns super slow like 1in a minute

Step 7: Faster Fuse

For a faster fuse you can coat the fuse (when dry) with testors model glue let dry then light

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    43 Discussions

    If you're going to use a gas burner, don't forget to make sure it's on an EXTREMELY low setting to avoid a potential flare up. Another (safer) option woul dbe an electric burner as there is no naked flame. The same applies though, low low LOW heat. Remember: You're not cooking, your just melting! Be safe everyone! Good instructable.

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    Yeah. They're match heads. It wouldn't be that big of a deal unless you're dumb enough to put something very flammable above the stove.

    I used White Vinegar for Black powder maybe this will work on soaking/Simmering the match heads? It evaporates FAST

    This won't flare up because it is in fact n WATER sorry I did have a flare up once but i used alcohol in stead of water Thanks for the comments

    sometimes people drink mouthwash when they're an alcoholic with nothing else to drink. it's still alcohol, and they go through withdraw without it.

    The alchohol i tried in the burner was so i wouldn't have to wait as long for the fuse to dry BAAAAAAD idea the alchohol lit on fire so i put the lid on and let it burn out. As i said in the instructable testors modle glue works great for a flame alchohol would just evaporate. If i understood your comment right you wanted to put it on the outside?

    oh ok then you wanted to use the alcohol in place of the water right? thats what I was talking about

    I used White Vinegar for Black powder maybe this will work on soaking/Simmering the match heads? It evaporates FAST and NOT flameble