You will need:
Torch Wick (available at Renegade Juggling) I used 6' total of the 2" wick; 3' per poi. This made for
smaller-than-normal poi, but I didn't want them to be huge. You may like yours larger.
2 screw bolts with loops at the end (highly technical terminology here) I used 1/4", the length will be
determined by how much wick you buy.... therefor how thick your poi will be.
2 cap nuts
2 small 'carabiners'
Chain : purchased in bulk from hardware store - you will need to figure out how long you like your poi
to be (via practice!) to know how much chain you need. Typically you want the poi to reach
from your palm to just about your armpit.
Fuel (I like lamp oil or kerosene)
**Note: Please practice with non-flammable poi before you jump into this. I spent about 3 months of near-daily practice before I first attempted fire. My multiple bruises from whacks-in-the-face can attest that you really, really want to practice a lot.**
Step 1: Fold the Wick
Then, you will fold it, back and forth, tucking in the edges, until you have a nice little wick cube.
I have lots of pics here to demonstrate how to fold... ;)