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The wooden matchstick has a long and colorful history. According to Wikipedia the match was first discovered by Marco Polo over 5000 years ago in the ...
To determine the measurements of a match I picked the most stereotypical looking match out of a box of strike anywheres.The dimensions of a regular st...
4x4 - more on this in the next stepMatches- lots of matches. 15,000 to be (near) exact. One matchbook contains 20 matches, one matchbook box cont...
**Warning: Make sure the 4x4 is not CCA treated (Copper, Chromates and Arsenic). CCA treated wood releases Arsenic when burnt.** For the wooden part...
1. Cut off the head of a match 2. Repeat step one 15,000 timesI spent about 8 hours cutting off match heads to get enough for the tip of the giant mat...
I use nitrocellulose secure the match heads to the tip of the giant match.To prep the match head mixture:- Get a large bowl. Wok size is perfect.- Cu...
Lay the 4x4 out on a smooth flat surface. Draw a line 6.71 inches from the top. Everything above that line needs to be coated in the match head mixt...
The giant match should somewhat resemble a regular match by now, but a second coating and shaping is necessary to make it more realistic. The entire ...
Tape off the wood underneath the match heads with painters tape. Spray paint the entire head of the match.
The tip of the giant match will be coated in strike anywhere match heads. This gives it the ability to be struck anywhere, and I literally mean anywh...
Using the nitrocellulose lacquer paint a layer down around the perimeter of the strike anywhere tips (as shown in photos 2 & 3) Wait for the nitrocel...
It is not necessary to build a surface for lighting it, as it can be struck against the street or the side of a building, but I decided to build a sma...
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