Introduction: Matchsticks Cube (no Glue)


Step 1: 1

Put 7 matchsticks

Step 2: Again 7 Matchsticks

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Step 3: Well

Make well 12 matchstick high

Step 4: Close Well

2 x 7 matchsticks

Step 5: Put 6x6 Matchsticks

slowly !!!! have they to enter in these same slot on down what on the top

Step 6: Squeeze

also slowly and easy

Step 7: Enlarge

1. put matches from the top, draw out the bottom line leave two side matches.
2. turn cube, and put matches from top.

3. point 1
4. point 2

Step 8: Finish Effect

Good luck

Comments

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ricky bhardwaj (author)2016-01-04

have u post it on youtube

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woodland sprite (author)2014-07-15

This is a fantastic ible and I really enjoyed reading all the comments lol Thanks so much for posting it.

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jfc115 (author)2013-09-05

http://youtu.be/_iDPnPJbJhg

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tanksterbot (author)2013-04-04

Ill get the tweasers my hands aren't steady enough

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sdimitrov1 (author)2012-09-03

How do you go from step 5 to 6 ?!?! Do you turn it or something ?? Cuz in 6 the green heads are facing down ... please make a better explanation for that step !! That's the only thing that bothers me and gets my cube messed up ...

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allen401 (author)2012-04-26

but it would be nice if you had a better explanation of how you went from step 5 to step 6.

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allen401 (author)2012-04-26

this is so neat, i found it helped enormously when i used tweezers

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danjo62 (author)2011-09-28

you should make a lot of them, and catch them on fire

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ScienceWiz (author)2007-10-27

I'll give someone 10,000 dollars if they make one of these with the giant match instructable, wow that would awsome!!!!!!!!!! Amazing instructable, im gonna make one and fill it with explosives!

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knex_mepalm (author)ScienceWiz2010-02-28

 10,000 in what currency? Ill make a medium sized one is that ok?

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Dollars... he did say that

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preske (author)Callum Snowden2011-09-27

There are at least 20 different currencies that use the "dollar" denomination.

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szulli-randall (author)preske2011-09-27

I think, actually, I am pretty sure that he meant American

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you better hope its not in Zimbabwe Dollars.

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TheRacker (author)bloodyflail2011-09-27

How true. Isn't that about .5 cents?

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...And then burn it!

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mg0930mg (author)ScienceWiz2008-11-06

but the expenses of all the matches could go pretty high. Hmmmmmh, I might just do that.

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PyroManiac96 (author)ScienceWiz2008-05-07

hmmm, 10,000 eh? im gonna hold you to that :)

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ilpug (author)2011-09-27

must make. and then burn.

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Gnutella (author)2011-09-27

When i look at this . I imagine myself Lighting it on fire

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hasha2000 (author)Gnutella2011-09-27

So do I....

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Afif_D (author)2011-09-27

Man, You are my hero. You got a great thinking mind...

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msutton1 (author)2011-09-27

I'm waiting for someone to drop it the wrong way and you end up looking at nothing but a ball of fire haha Awesome idea though! Definitely want to try is soon!

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someniceguyon (author)2011-08-13

Can you make an instructable about the other side of the box you didnt take a picture of? You know, the side that easily falls apart and turns a nice box you spent an hour on into an evil pile of matches.

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rheinze1 (author)someniceguyon2011-09-27

Hahahaha I'm sorry that was funny! =)

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Jedi_man (author)2011-08-07

Do you build 12 high ONTO the 14 matches you placed in the last 2 steps? Plz reply!

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psukram (author)2011-04-25

My Cube collapsed at this step!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :(

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drahcus (author)2011-02-06

So I've been trying to use rubber bands like someone suggested but how do you get them on? it always falls apart.

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starrymirth (author)2010-11-20

It's like pick-up sticks in reverse!!

I used to think I was patient and good at building little things... Wow this is hard...

msolek, you have my respect... your matches are unbelievably straight...

Some of the instructions are a bit unclear - maybe you could give us a few tips on how to keep it all together? I'm a bit stuck on how to get from step 7 to step 8....


Oh well, here goes attempt 3...

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instructables123456 (author)2010-11-13

Very good ,did u have a look at https://www.instructables.com/id/Matchstick-castle/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/750-matchsticks-house/ coz they are very good as well

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IRON-MAN (author)2010-11-04

VERY CLEVER!, i have to try it some time.where did you get the idea from?

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popscott3 (author)2010-09-01

lets light it on fire!

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painame (author)2010-08-04

hey guys can somebody tell me how many matchstick do i need? thanks

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danlab (author)painame2010-08-12

The finished cube should have about 120 matches but you would need more because of the enlargement method used, a box of 250 kitchen matches is only about $1 and one of those would easily make you a cube

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yespotato (author)2010-07-25

ok if u have ever built a log cabin or a log cabin fire or played with Lincoln logs its just like that. 7 going vertical, 7 horizontal.

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JcBeaver (author)2010-07-08

i cant get the pictures to show up, can somebody help me please!

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geojen144 (author)2008-11-06

And this is where I get stuck. Although my matches seem to be as tight as they can be, my cube will not stay together. Any hints or suggestions?

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destroyer2012 (author)geojen1442010-06-20

I used rubber bands to hold the matches together. You attach the rubber bands around one set of matches, loop around the front and back. Then as you keep adding more layers you will have to disassemble the matches that make up the rubber-band-held square, but leave one in the corner, so it will stay together. At the end you can take off the rubber bands (carefully!) and it should stay by its own friction. Without the rubber bands it's really hard but with the rubber bands it's a bit easier.

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iamthemargerineman (author)2009-01-04

where are the green and black matches from. i've only ever seen red ones in real life...

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 They are sulphur, 40 yrs ago they used to have free matches at restaurants casue of heavy smokers, now smoking is prohibited, in restaurants.

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Kaiven (author)2009-05-28

First, fill the inside of the cube with something flammable.... Like flash powder or something.

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knex_mepalm (author)Kaiven2010-02-28

 redheads sell flash cubes, theya re like flash powder tightly packed so when it hits something hard boom! and they light up your bbq yay!

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zxx (author)2008-12-04

Difficult to see i cant understant this part...

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bears0 (author)zxx2010-01-29

 if you look at the front its a cube so it should be square (duh) so if there is seven match heads on the bottom there should be the same on the side

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gustavszelmenis (author)2009-10-19

hard

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jonnyboy323 (author)2009-08-03

Well I decided to make a new one but fill it completely with matches. The easiest way to make this is use two credit cards and use them to square up the cube after each step keeping it very tight.

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Graffix10g (author)2009-06-01

OMG this is really hard, not the placing but flipping it on its side. any1 wanna tell me how they did it?

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autigers23 (author)Graffix10g2009-07-02

i did it using credit cards like someone suggested below. it makes it alot easier. you hold the side that will be on the bottom then flip the original bottom to make a side! BTW GREAT INSTRUCTABLE! :) it was haaaard though.

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twenglish1 (author)2009-04-19

i'm not going to lie i light everything on fire and i have even made some high explosives

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kicker109 (author)2009-04-19

LIGHT IT!!!

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