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Seeing the instructables on fuses I thought I will make a similar one with just a length of string.This 'Fuse' took me 6 seconds to make.

Note this is not really a fuse.I'm only using the term fuse as I don't have a better way of referring to it

This is useful if you want to light several things like Cigarettes , fireworks and other stuff but you only have one match to do it all. I have attached a video to show how easy it is. This fuse is very safe and can burn for a long time but the cons is that it doesn't produce a enough energy for lighting bigger stuff (like charcoal ).

 
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Step 1: Light your string.

Really all you need to do is light your string and kill the fire by shooting it with your finger or blowing it out(as shown in the video).

Disclaimer:Do this at your own risk.(not that it's a risky process)
If you have a box of matches you can cut off all the heads, grind them up and dissolve in water. Then soak the string in the solution and let it dry. That's how you can make an actual fuse. (Not sure if a box is enough or too many or what ever, I am just estimating at 1 box.
DO NOT DO THIS WITH STRIKE-ANYWHERE! THE CHEMICALS WILL COMBINE AND START A FIRE
Edit: This is a fuse not a punk.
 Just soak the string in gasoline and.... better yet: spread gasoline liberally on surface and light with match so you can light up more strings which will light up more gasoline and.... nvm
Robot Lover4 years ago
I would light a candle
Briguy95 years ago
I'm really sorry, no offense, but this isn't an instructable.
Should I give him a FAIL sticker then?
baneat5 years ago
You buy a lighter, and forget this ever happened.
codongolev6 years ago
and what is this supposed to do?
Oorspronklikheid (author)  codongolev6 years ago
This is useful if you want to light several things like Cigarettes , fireworks and other stuff but you only have one match to do it all. I have attached a video to show how easy it is. This fuse is very safe and can burn for a long time but the cons is that it doesn't produce a enough energy for lighting bigger stuff (like charcoal ).
hm.... so more an idea, than an instructional.
BenH codongolev5 years ago
Oh, you could probably make that into an instructable.
More than an idea, less than an instructable. So you're saying that it's a candle? Lol.
i gotta solution for lighting bigger things. light ure buddys shirt on fire an tell him to lay on it
these are called punks. you can also use those fragrance sticks. p.s. you get punks for free at the fireworks store
The cost money in the UK....
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Drumboy4107 years ago
this is called a "Punk" and is often used to light multiple fireworks with one match. (Just to clarify) 
an insents stick is better :-)
yeah, it smells nice too!
Oorspronklikheid (author)  Drumboy4107 years ago
Cool there's a term for it.
wilsonater5 years ago
i don't mean to be mean or anything but... i think you should probably consider whether a lot of people would have already thought of what you re saying before you waste time creating an instructable about it. essentially, this is just lighting the end of a bit of string... everyone knows how to do that.
its just n ember but it works
ryanohal6 years ago
thats just a string isnt it
thatkidej7 years ago
I think being a little more specific on what type of string to use is one way to improve this instructable.. But I just don't get the point in general, there are easier ways. Like people said, incense sticks work good. Hell, twigs from outside would work. Even without a match, I'm sure you have a stove. What about a candle? The possibilities are endless..
thank u very much but fyi butcher string wiil work for a while
Oorspronklikheid (author)  thatkidej7 years ago
when i was younger and fireworks were legal we would go out with our fireworks with just the string for several hours.
Cotton string. Also, if you give it a light coating of sulfur it will work better.
$T.ars3nic7 years ago
Punk is a stick of compressed sawdust that burns extremely slow, used for igniting consumer fireworks.
teh_pyroazn7 years ago
soak it in meth spirits then ignite!!!! MUHAHHAHAHA!!!! lame but it burns! thats what counts!
wEiRd LOAD7 years ago
try some parafin wax and insertthe string in a small brass tube with one end pinched havent tried it may get hot get out the electrical tape:)
wtf its a piece of string. not that great for fuses.
As I said its not a fuse
Sorry, I was helping and showing another use for your idea. An enhancement as a fire starter or heat store is to use bound cord, or cord in a sheath, they are used as they are more difficult to put out in high wind.:-)
Oorspronklikheid (author)  Jezza Bear7 years ago
Don't be sorry this just helps to expand the whole idea
Jezza Bear7 years ago
This method is used by farmers to scare crows. In UK terminology a "crow scarer" is a small firework or banger. The farmer takes a piece of cord or thick string and weaves the fuse of the crow scarer into the cord, very simplyby pulling the thread apart and inserting it. They will do this a different distances apart , hangs it from a tree branch, lights the cord as you have and it smoulders, gets to fuse of scarer sets it off, BANG, smoulders, BANG ad nauseum. Useful method, but your string may need to bethicker as I have seen this thickness blow out easily.
Oorspronklikheid (author)  Jezza Bear7 years ago
I agree that the string should be thicker