Introduction: Steel Wool Fireworks - Tips & Tricks

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Two years ago I uploaded a video showing how I make fireworks using steel wool and a length of wire. I had a great opportunity to film under a nice sunset and decided it was about time I filmed these fireworks again, with a little bit of an updated method. Here is my previous video for anyone interested in seeing more:

A note based on a question or two asked: These fireworks are very environmentally friendly. The only significant byproduct is rust, which is a common natural mineral all over the world, and is quite healthy for aquatic ecosystems.

There is clearly a fire hazard when using steel wool in this way so I am always very careful not to attempt this in dry environments.

Music: Living Voyage, Kevin MacLeod (
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florman (author)2013-12-13

This is awesome I'm going to have to try it

blorgggg (author)2013-08-25


monkeybones1999 (author)2013-08-25

Hey i saw you on youtube you are so creative, you're an inspiration

rimar2000 (author)2013-08-21


Thanks for the subtitles!

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Bio: I like turning boring things into awesome things! Usually on video.
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