Introduction: Flint Throwies

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This is how to easily turn a disposible lighter into a cracker bomb firework.

Disclaimer: This involves fire. Fire can burn you. I suggest that no one tries this.

PS. when watching the video you can see how super bright red the flint gets.

Step 1: Materials

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One disposable lighter.

Basic Bic flint lighters work well (see picture). Electric lighters will not work.

Step 2: Remove Hood

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Carefully remove Steel hood. You may need to use a key or a screw driver to pry it off.

Step 3: Dismantle the Rest of the Lighter.

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Be very careful and remove the flint wheel. The two parts we need are the flint and the flint spring, these tend to fly out when you remove the flint wheel so be careful.

Step 4: Stretch the Spring Out and Wrap It Around the Flint

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Make sure the spring is wrapped tightly around the flint. Putting the flint inside the spring loops works best. Keep the flint close to one side or the other. This will give a handle to hold while heating the flint.

Step 5: Heat Flint

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Heat the flint with another lighter until it is glowing bright red.

Step 6: Stand Back and Huck

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Throw at a hard surface and the flint will blow up into a bright flash and a shower of sparks.


girrrrrrr2 (author)2007-06-16

why so long for a spring???

The spring looks as if it is used to push the flint into the flint wheel, because the flint wears down, when the flint is new it is probable several centimetres long so the spring (and cavity) have to be long enough to hold it against the flint wheel when it is both long and short.

slayerforhope (author)2007-02-24

how do i add peoples instructables to my favs?

Jedi_man (author)slayerforhope2011-10-12

It's right above the steps list, and to the right.

over on the right top it will say fav. click it

Mr. Deeds (author)slayerforhope2008-01-19

I'm thinking it just might be the word 'favorite' under the last step in the instructable. Just maybe...

Gjdj3 (author)Mr. Deeds2008-03-12

Haha. I think he may have given up on it now... a year later.

slayerforhope (author)Gjdj32008-03-13

No, Sorry I asked a simple question about this site when I just joined. Have a good one though.

Gjdj3 (author)slayerforhope2008-03-13

I know. I was just making a joke to Mr. Deeds. Your question was in 07 and his answer was in 08.

slayerforhope (author)Gjdj32008-03-14

Yeah, I was waiting for that reply from someone. lol jk.

Mr. Deeds (author)slayerforhope2008-07-18

Hey, cool. Someone else besides me has been converted from leet (or whatever its called) speak to actual proper English. Go us.

slayerforhope (author)Mr. Deeds2008-07-18

leet is the speech with number subs. Like, 8311 or bell. lol and jk are acronyms.

Mr. Deeds (author)slayerforhope2008-07-27

Okay. 7h4|\|k5 4 c|34r!n9 7hat up 4 m3. Wow, that took me about 30 seconds to type out. What a hassle.

grizzly g (author)Mr. Deeds2009-04-05


mwwdesign (author)Mr. Deeds2008-07-29

Laugh out loud. Clever.

octavian234 (author)Mr. Deeds2008-07-26

i would not call lol and u instead of you leet i would call that being lazy |(){


Mr. Deeds (author)slayerforhope2008-07-27

I think he means to say: "I would it leet. I think it would be called being lazy." Or at least that's my interpretation.

punk12345678 (author)2011-05-31

This Is Dangerous You Could Burn Yourself When You Huck It

weaponscollector94 (author)2010-06-27

try getting some real cheap butane lighters from a gas station, remove the metal cover, rip the flints out of them to use in a zippo, rubberband the fuel on with a strong rubberband, use another lighter to light the escaping gas, then place it sideways on the ground. in a few minutes it should blow up. they have a wonderful pop to them. i used to drop these things all the time in the halls of my school, i would tell the teacher i was going to the bathroom and place one next to some classroom, then go back to class and listen for the boom, then i would be over in the corner snickering after a small bang like it was the most hilarious thing in the world! lol

xZCodmaNZx (author)2009-02-22

huck,huck,huck,huck,huck,huck.huck,huck, i like that word

VagsmaCutter (author)xZCodmaNZx2009-02-28

That's hucked up!

yourface101 (author)VagsmaCutter2009-03-07

ITS OVER 9000!!

yourface101 (author)yourface1012009-03-15


bowmaster (author)yourface1012009-03-22

I FeLl Up ThE sTaIrS wHiLe EaTiNg A sCoNe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1spartan95 (author)bowmaster2009-04-19


bowmaster (author)1spartan952009-04-19

Is It JuSt Me Or Do LaSeRs, SpIkEs, AnD fLaMeThRoWeRs MaKe EvErYtHiNg BeTtEr?!?!?!?!

Colonel88 (author)bowmaster2009-11-27

BaCoN MaKEs evEryTHiNG BeTtEr!11!

MrMadmonkey4 (author)Colonel882010-06-11


bowmaster (author)MrMadmonkey42010-06-13

I had like, 10 strips of bacon today.

MrMadmonkey4 (author)bowmaster2010-06-25


fishgish509 (author)Colonel882009-12-10


bowmaster (author)fishgish5092009-12-10

FILE NOT FOUND!!!!!!!!! DELETEING YOUR HARDDRIVE IN 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1!! *Blank Screen*

yourface101 (author)bowmaster2009-12-11


bowmaster (author)yourface1012009-12-15

BLANK SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colonel88 (author)yourface1012009-12-13

Huck this thing up !

VagsmaCutter (author)Colonel882009-12-13

Man, that's hucked up.

Vulcanator (author)bowmaster2009-04-24

it is not just you, they do make everything better

VagsmaCutter (author)bowmaster2009-04-20

I'm not sure. I know that Lasers make me better, so it's not just you with the lasers thing. Spikes make me better sometimes, but not always. So not sure about that one. I'm thinking that you're two for three because I know that there is nothing that throwing a little spiked salsbury pie can't make better. Not even a flamethrower....Kaboom! Back to the Flint Throwies; is there a point where the flint gets so hot that it just explodes? Or can I still let my 92 year old Grandma hold it for while she's gabbing on the phone and not paying attention?

bowmaster (author)VagsmaCutter2009-04-20

I lIkE mY nEw FoNt!1!1!1!

PKTraceur (author)bowmaster2009-03-26

:P :P :P :P :P :P -PKT

bowmaster (author)PKTraceur2009-03-26

Someone should make a balisong with built in brass knuckles, a zippo, nunchucks, and lasers.

Vulcanator (author)bowmaster2009-04-24

my thoughts exactly, but i do think that they make butterfly knifes with brass knuckles

yourface101 (author)Vulcanator2009-04-24

i b4keD u a M4573r ch33f, bUt 1 eaT3d 1t.... :(

bowmaster (author)yourface1012009-04-24

YoU aRe SuCh A nOoB!1!1!1!

yourface101 (author)bowmaster2009-04-25


bowmaster (author)yourface1012009-04-25

I tHoUgHt It WaS cHoCoLaTe!1!1!1!

MrMadmonkey4 (author)2010-06-11

WTF man!those things r so dangerouse (like i care)

Colonel88 (author)2009-12-13


Colonel88 (author)Colonel882009-12-13


Make it so you only see the profile pic !

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