Introduction: Quickmatch Fuse

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Ever wonder how to make a simple fuse that actually works? Here are some easy instructions on how to make one that really does work. All the credit for this goes to skylighter.

Step 1: Materials

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For this project, you'll need:

2" wide masking tape
smoke powder/ gunpowder/ etc. (I used smoke powder)

Step 2: Readien' Stuffses

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Cut a strip of tape a little longer than the paper, and stick it as neatly as you can on the edge of the paper as shown. Cut off or fold over extra tape. Now fold the paper over an inch or two past the tape.

Step 3: Making the Fuze

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Using the scissors, cut a strip of tape as long as you want your fuse to be. Now put it on the taped paper so 3/4 of it is hanging out over the paper(see pic.).

Step 4: The Fuse

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Put your powder on the paper where the tape will be when it's folded down (see pic.). Now fold the flap down and press on the exposed tape to pick up the powder. Lift the flap to see where the powder wasn't picked up, fold it back over and press in those spots to get an even coating. Take it off and fold a little bit of the powder coated end over and roll it up tightly (the part without powder is to hold it together). Recycle unused powder.

since it doesent seem to show up anywhere, heres a smoke bomb that this can be used with


MagicMan_ (author)2013-07-28

Hey recycle bin I love your stuff

The Mollusk (author)2008-06-15

my dad showed me how his cell mates used to do this in prison with rolling papers and matches to make "snitch bombs"

sharlston (author)The Mollusk2009-05-21

your dad was in prison why? ps if you got upset i dint mean to sorry

The Mollusk (author)sharlston2009-05-21

He went a few times. He never really told me why though. I know one of them was large-scale theft.

sharlston (author)The Mollusk2009-05-22

kk i dont mean to upset you or owt

The Mollusk (author)sharlston2009-10-15

Its fine. He wasn't really around when I was little so I thought it wasnormal for someones dad to not be around.

dla888 (author)The Mollusk2009-12-09

How'd they make snitch bombs? How'd the bombs get their name?

pyrorower (author)dla8882010-01-03

 not sure how they were made, but they probably got their names because they would be used on people in the prison who were "snitching" to the guards on other prisoners

the mechanical engineer (author)2008-11-26

dude, sireusle lern too speel, i kan hardle reed yor instruktabole

sarcasm? Troll?

ARGHHH my head hurts from YOUR spelling.

I don't mean to be offensive, and please forgive me if I am, but I think you need to learn to spell. I thought he used plain normal english. But then again if you are just learning english, that's ok.

Jaycub (author)2009-10-18

This will be useful, I only have a few dixie-whistler fuses left from the fourth of July.

dr.goertz (author)2009-09-09

how fast does this burn? i use black match. if this burns slower, which it should, it seems like a great alternative.

ardo6969 (author)2009-02-04

is smoke powder pottasium nitrate

Beeno123 (author)ardo69692009-08-28


recyclebin (author)ardo69692009-02-07

potassium nitrate mixed with sugar

absolute zero (author)recyclebin2009-03-21

a smoke bomb just waiting to be lit =P

quitdrooling (author)2009-08-14

where do u get smoke powder

GlueyMcGee (author)2008-08-22

:| Canadien is French: tu est canadien. and Canadian is english: you are canadian.

dagenius (author)GlueyMcGee2009-07-08

not "tu est canadien", "tu es canadien" and i learned that from 1 year in school!

GlueyMcGee (author)dagenius2009-07-08

you are right, i mispelled it XD and I live in Quebec

ac1D (author)GlueyMcGee2008-08-24

je suis canadiena aussi :) About fuse, we (me and my friend) take a 1cm strip of news paper, we take the red powder of a firework, put it in the newspaper, and roll it. with a firecracker we can make 10 5cm fuse or one 50cm fuse. its good, and a 5cm fuse take about 3 secondes to burn.

kaynegabe (author)2009-06-17

What type of glue? School liquid glue? Hot glue from a glue gun?

dagenius (author)kaynegabe2009-07-08

i would use elmers glue. try hot glueing peices of paper together... doesn't quite work, does it?

adrian116 (author)2009-06-09

dont use matches it wont work burns in like a tenth of a second but it works as a sky rocket!!!

matstermind (author)adrian1162009-07-08

what do you mean?

clarkshooter (author)2009-07-06

good idea

recyclebin (author)2009-03-07

How dare you ask me to add a coment.I will do nothing of the sort.

paperismyfriend (author)2009-01-19

cud i use match tips?

yeah i'm shure they would

recyclebin (author)recyclebin2009-03-07


maruawe (author)2009-02-08

I do a lot of camping in the mountains and the moisture content of the air gets into everything. In the Canadian mountains it seems to be worse than in the states esp. above 8000 or 9000 feet. This combination works for me ,it may not work for everyone. I love the mountains in Canada and want ways to do things in every locality that I go into.

volquete (author)2008-11-13

wtf does being a Canadian have 2 do with your suggestion?

maruawe (author)volquete2009-02-07

It has to work in the cold

i farted (author)2009-01-21

i just fold a small piece of tissue paper and put potassium nitrate with sugar on it it works but i never showed the vid of lighting it up. =p

LoneWolf (author)2008-12-21

nice job, I really like the fuse. I tried this one and it works great.

Thelonelysandwitch (author)2008-10-23

I use a trail of alcohol or a trail of gun powder if I have some.

GlueyMcGee (author)2008-08-07

you know you can get masking tape in canada..right? I live there and its extremely easy to get...and its canadian not canadien.

juggalo_assassin183 (author)2008-06-08

i understand how this would work as a simple fuse but i dont understand how it qualifies as quickmatch last i knew quickmatch was just blackmatch in a small paper tube to compress the gases and make it burn super fast

it's quickmatch because it burns on the inside

yes but does it burn at a fast rate ie. 6 in. per. sec.

I'm not sure how fast it burns, but it is pretty fast

explosivemaker (author)2008-06-10 could probably use some spray adhesive on a piece of paper, coat it with powder, tap off excess, and then roll/cut it to what ever length you wanted.....

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