This is an easy way to make a fire piston. A fire piston is a method of creating a fire by compressing air, causing heat, and igniting some tinder! More info on the fire piston. DISCLAIMER:
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS CAUSED OR RELATED TO THIS INSTRUCTABLE.
Step 1: Materials
Supplies needed for the fire piston:
1 Bolt 4'' x 1/2''
1 Hex cap 3/8''
1 O-Ring 1/2'' x 5/16'' x 3/32''
1 Steel pipe nipple 3/8'' x 3''
Some J-B Weld
Circular shaped files
Drill and drill bits (range of sizes from small to LARGE)
Awl and small hammer (optional, but helpful)
Water and soap
Step 2: Checking your steel pipe nipple
In this step we are going to be looking at your steel pipe nipple. We are looking to see if your pipe has a bumpy ridge inside of it. If it does, go to step 3, if it doesn't, go to step 4.
Step 3: Getting rid of the ridge
To get rid of the ridge in the steel pipe nipple, take your file, and file it down! Now, this does take a while, so put on some tunes! :P After you are done, it should be smooth.
Step 4: Assembling the chamber
To assemble the chamber, grab your J-B Weld, hex cap, and steel pipe nipple. Mix up just enough J-B Weld to fill the hex cap up about half way. Also, put some in the steel pipe nipple. Screw the steel pipe nipple onto the hex cap. Take your dowel and pack/tap the J-B Weld down in the chamber. After you have packed/tapped the J-B Weld down, set the chamber upright in a safe place for the night so it can dry.