Easy Match Fuse

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A very easy fuse using matches

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Step 1: Materials

Stuff you need

(4) Match books (I use them because they're cheep)
(1) small pan
Scissors
String

Step 2: Match Heads

Cut off the match heads with the scissors

Step 3: Boil

Put the match heads in a little water and simmer stirring with a toothpick

Step 4: String

Run the string though the match soup to coat and lay on the wax paper

Step 5: Dry

Let the string dry simple

Step 6: Have Fun

This fuse burns super slow like 1in a minute

Step 7: Faster Fuse

For a faster fuse you can coat the fuse (when dry) with testors model glue let dry then light

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    mikeasaurus

    11 years ago on Introduction

    If you're going to use a gas burner, don't forget to make sure it's on an EXTREMELY low setting to avoid a potential flare up. Another (safer) option woul dbe an electric burner as there is no naked flame. The same applies though, low low LOW heat. Remember: You're not cooking, your just melting! Be safe everyone! Good instructable.

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    Aar000n3ymikeasaurus

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah. They're match heads. It wouldn't be that big of a deal unless you're dumb enough to put something very flammable above the stove.

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    Johan8335czenob

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I used White Vinegar for Black powder maybe this will work on soaking/Simmering the match heads? It evaporates FAST

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    czenobmikeasaurus

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    This won't flare up because it is in fact n WATER sorry I did have a flare up once but i used alcohol in stead of water Thanks for the comments

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    codongolevczenob

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    sometimes people drink mouthwash when they're an alcoholic with nothing else to drink. it's still alcohol, and they go through withdraw without it.

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    czenobtyty100

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The alchohol i tried in the burner was so i wouldn't have to wait as long for the fuse to dry BAAAAAAD idea the alchohol lit on fire so i put the lid on and let it burn out. As i said in the instructable testors modle glue works great for a flame alchohol would just evaporate. If i understood your comment right you wanted to put it on the outside?

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    czenobtyty100

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    oh ok then you wanted to use the alcohol in place of the water right? thats what I was talking about

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    Johan8335

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I used White Vinegar for Black powder maybe this will work on soaking/Simmering the match heads? It evaporates FAST and NOT flameble