Extremely Durable Homemade Fuse





Introduction: Extremely Durable Homemade Fuse

This is a homemade fuse that is very durable and won't break if you flex it or try to tear it apart.


1) Cement for plastic models. I used Testors

2) thin cotton string (use your judgment and don't make buy string too thin)

3) something big and smooth that you don't mind getting dirty like a latex glove or piece of paper

Step 1: Making It

1) Take the string and put a line of glue down the length of it. Wait a few seconds until it turns kind of pasty and add another line of glue down it.

2) Once you have a substantial bit of glue down it, take the paper or glove and rub the string smooth. Once the fibers are saturated and smoothed, your fuse is done

Step 2: Finishing

Let the string dry. When it is done, it should be smooth yet hard and should be able to stick out straight like the picture. Wait about half an hour before you use it just to make sure its dry.

Note: DO NOT mix match and cap gun powder together with plastic glue. A few days before I made this instructable I cut this mixture with scissors when it was dry and the explosion hurt my fingers so badly they hardly move even after three days. Also the doctor said my hearing was damaged for life.

I couldn't light the fuse 'cause my parents banned me from fire



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    I'd hate to be banned from fire it would be unbearable

    Banned from fire, LOL.

    masking tape, crushed up sparkler dust . easy ,cut to length -tap dust onto sticky side rool it ,LIGHTER up.

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    masking tape and crushed up sparkler powder .cut to length ,tap powder onto sticky side. roll up long way ,but make sure some combustion space is maintained. LIGHT UP.... that's how old school pyros getter done son

    Be careful with that stuff it's not gunpowder. Most caps use a small amount of one explosive compound or another that is extremely shock sensitive.

    man i agree with you that stuff is really sensitive. My brother was getting the powder out of the caps and he put some friction on it and it just lit up in the tub and we lost quite a bit of powder :(

    its easy realy take a pen knife and push gently on the back of the caps and the paper disc and the gun powder falls out :) or insted you can get a plastic bag and get some caps, bend the caps around and then put a rock in and keep dropping it and the powder just drops out :) i prefer the pusing method although they can detonate so keep the powder you get out away from where you are pushing it. also i recomend putting several sheets of tin foil underneath it as it can damage desks as it did mine when it went off :( and also dont press on the centre of the cap as it will always detonate :)

    Nice Instructable. The way to make it wind-proof is to get an altiods case, and a couple of candles you can light(unless your "BANNED" from fire lol. jk tho.). Light the candle(s) and let them burn for 2-3 min. After that,blow them out. Carefully pour the wax into the altoids case. Wait about 45 secs before you dip your fuse in VERY carefully. Let the wax dry, and it will burn just like a professional fuse.

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    lol... banned from fire... hearing loss... burns... this instructables has every thing.

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    haha "banned from fire" i have alway been banned from that! my parents dont trust me at all!

    add some black powder with the glue then coat! thats the best.