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You will need: Safety matches (with matchbox), sanding paper, a small container, something to stir with, a pair of pliers, a tube or a D-cell battery, and water. ...
Sand off the phosphorus on the sides of the matchbox (striking surfaces) and put the powder in the container.
Put a few drops if water in the container and stir well. Take the matches, one by one, and dip them in the mixture. Then lay them on ...
When they're dry, take some new matches and squeeze off the heads with the pliers, then pulverize the powder with the pipe or battery by pressing it down ...
Please be sure to wash your hands after making these matches, phosphorus is toxic.
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