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Step 3: Apply the wick

For the metal handle: Wrap the 2 feet of wick very tightly around the top 3 or 4 inches of the pipe. When you finish wrapping it tuck the last few inches into itself. (Warning: Unless it is wound and tucked extremely tight it will fall off when it is on fire and that is not good for anyone, that is why I recommend a wooden handle) A finishing tough for the metal pipe would be to wrap electrical tape around the base of the handle where you are holding it so you can get a good grip.

For the wooden handle: Wrap the 2 feet of wick very tightly around the top 3 or 4 inches of the dowel. When you finish wrapping take one of the remaining nails and hammer it straight down through the wick into the dowel. Finally put a second nail wherever you feel the wick is least secure, and you are finished.

Now on to igniting the torch.
 
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no offense but your torch is kind of poor quality
Tetranitrate (author)  hippieofvenus7 years ago
That was just a photo demonstrating the process of building one. When I wrote this instructable I already had a torch, and since I didn't want to build another one just yet, I quickly scrapped those pieces together for the photo.
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