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This is my first stab at an instructable. This should be fairly simple to follow as I took pictures along the way to illustrate the steps. The firesta...
Typically called "Dixie cups" these will cost about 4 bucks for 200 cups.
If you want you can collect the lint from the laundry for several weeks like I did so that you have lots of lint to work with. We have a dog so we hav...
You could probably use the lint and debris you collect fromo the vacuum cleaner as well but I use the stuff the dryer. Pack the cups til they are full...
Using scissors cut the wicking into 1" to 2" segments.
Pretty self-explanatory, tuck the end of the wick material into the cups so that a portion of it hangs out of the cups.
I would recommend that you use a glass pickle jar to melt the wax. This prevents you from ruining one of your good pots. Place the wax to be melted in...
Using the oven mitts (I used those little winter mitts you get at the dollar store) carefully lift the jar out of the water and slowly pour the melted...
Set up your wood in the fireplace so that there is a place to set your firestarter underneath it. You don't even need to be very good at "teepeeing" t...
If you have some kindling you may shove it near the firestarter but as you can see I started this fire with none!
If you come up with some other stuff that would work send me a note here, I know a co-worker of mine uses wood chips, those little cups they serve ket...
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Posted:Nov 1, 2006
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