Picture of Easy home made flexible fuse
a fuse made from sparkler, cotton thread, and water

you need sparkler,thread,water and a pestle COMMENT PLEASE


Step 1: Crush the sparkler

Picture of crush the sparkler
crush the sparkler into fine powder
jpoopdog4 years ago
well i see that it burns just like string would if lit like that, according to what ive seen, nothing has changed about the string, how well does it burn downwards into a very confined hole only just big enough for the fuse to fit in?
jpoopdog4 years ago
i really dont see how this could possibly work, at least not like a normal fuse if it wasnt using 10 year old sparklers that still contain chlorates.
are you certain this works like a normaal fuse, that could burn through even tiny holes, that could burn even if wrapeed in tape?
also please retake those pictures, quite frankly, your better off drawing your pictures, than using those ones, every things a blur
dan.kent105 years ago
do you think it would work with these?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olV-9AMRhZ0
goeon (author)  dan.kent105 years ago
it might but just to say match rockets really suck with fuses
This Instructable seems to pull it off:

goeon (author)  dungeon runner5 years ago
 It doesn't go that far anyways so why do you need a fuse for it 

Its not like its going to blow your face off : /
It's more about aesthetics, really.  Everyone knows it's not an explosive until you add a fuse ;).

Plus, if you live in Maine where it's windy (like me), lighting one of these is a total pain. Matches blow out too easily, lighters burn your fingers, and other more dangerous options will destroy the rocket completely. Don't ask.

What do you mean by "make it mash"? Do you mean add water?
goeon (author)  dungeon runner5 years ago
 "make it into a mash", yes 
Ah, thanks! Nice instructable by the way!
goeon (author)  dungeon runner5 years ago
Bromac5 years ago
 I have a ton of Visco Green waterproof fuse for sale.mac802@gmail.com
goeon (author)  Bromac5 years ago
 no thanks ive already got some 
GZNG7 years ago
dude why waste materials when you can simply just put a sparkler straight in and besides sparklers can burn in low oxygen
goeon (author)  GZNG6 years ago
the metal rod is a pain
GZNG goeon6 years ago
i don't see how since the rod can be bent...
goeon (author)  GZNG6 years ago
though after you have a burning hot metal rod a pain to pick up (yes I'm too impatient to let it cool)
That is what water is for :-0
goeon (author)  thermoelectric6 years ago
yeah but what happend one time is i made a super powerful firecracker and it shot the rod out
Yeah! That's not a pain, that's awesome!
goeon (author)  thermoelectric6 years ago
when it almost shoots youre uncle... thats no awsome
kibbler GZNG6 years ago
The powder comes off and it can jump the fuse, as the burn on my thigh shows.
GZNG kibbler6 years ago
then wrap it in a thin layer of tape before bending
Plasmana6 years ago
I made one of those, but it does not burn well, I find that using black powder works better.
goeon (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
worked fine for me really hard to get my hands on blacpowder
make it :) doesnt need to be quality if its just for a fuse. just mix charcol dust with an oxidiser (e.g. pottassium nitrate) mix it up with some dextrin (or epoxy glue) and coat the string
=SMART=7 years ago
pretty good, could do with better pictures and a bit more instruction, The video is good though
goeon (author)  =SMART=7 years ago
my camera it terible
=SMART= goeon7 years ago
oh ok, you could buy a webcam from the dollar store, that would take pictures
goeon (author)  =SMART=7 years ago
thats what im using
=SMART= goeon7 years ago
oh... well maybe buy a cheap piont-and-shot digital camera then
goeon (author)  =SMART=7 years ago
maybe i could just focus this one
Marche7 years ago
You need new pictures.
guyfrom7up7 years ago
no bad notes: needs better pictures use the instructables notes feature give a bit more info, like how to get it on the thread, what kind of thread, etc. have a little section or place that says homemade fuses are unsafe