What to Do With Your Last Match.

Introduction: What to Do With Your Last Match.

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 ).

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)

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    36 Discussions

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    AbundantGeekery

    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.

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    toogers
    toogers

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    DO NOT DO THIS WITH STRIKE-ANYWHERE! THE CHEMICALS WILL COMBINE AND START A FIRE

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    nutsandbolts_64

     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

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    Briguy9
    Briguy9

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm really sorry, no offense, but this isn't an instructable.

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    baneat
    baneat

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You buy a lighter, and forget this ever happened.

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    codongolev
    codongolev

    12 years ago on Step 1

    and what is this supposed to do?

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    Oorspronklikheid
    Oorspronklikheid

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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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    codongolev
    codongolev

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    hm.... so more an idea, than an instructional.

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    BenH
    BenH

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, you could probably make that into an instructable.

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    absolute zero
    absolute zero

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 1

    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

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    Plasmana
    Plasmana

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The cost money in the UK....

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    Drumboy410
    Drumboy410

    13 years ago

    this is called a "Punk" and is often used to light multiple fireworks with one match. (Just to clarify) 
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    Oorspronklikheid
    Oorspronklikheid

    Reply 13 years ago

    Cool there's a term for it.