Flint Throwies

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Intro: Flint Throwies

This is how to easily turn a disposible lighter into a cracker bomb firework.

Disclaimer: This involves fire. Fire can burn you. I suggest that no one tries this.

PS. when watching the video you can see how super bright red the flint gets.

Step 1: Materials

One disposable lighter.

Basic Bic flint lighters work well (see picture). Electric lighters will not work.

Step 2: Remove Hood

Carefully remove Steel hood. You may need to use a key or a screw driver to pry it off.

Step 3: Dismantle the Rest of the Lighter.

Be very careful and remove the flint wheel. The two parts we need are the flint and the flint spring, these tend to fly out when you remove the flint wheel so be careful.

Step 4: Stretch the Spring Out and Wrap It Around the Flint

Make sure the spring is wrapped tightly around the flint. Putting the flint inside the spring loops works best. Keep the flint close to one side or the other. This will give a handle to hold while heating the flint.

Step 5: Heat Flint

Heat the flint with another lighter until it is glowing bright red.

Step 6: Stand Back and Huck

Throw at a hard surface and the flint will blow up into a bright flash and a shower of sparks.

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    184 Discussions

    The spring looks as if it is used to push the flint into the flint wheel, because the flint wears down, when the flint is new it is probable several centimetres long so the spring (and cavity) have to be long enough to hold it against the flint wheel when it is both long and short.

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    Mr. Deedsslayerforhope

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm thinking it just might be the word 'favorite' under the last step in the instructable. Just maybe...

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    slayerforhopeGjdj3

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No, Sorry I asked a simple question about this site when I just joined. Have a good one though.

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    Gjdj3slayerforhope

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I know. I was just making a joke to Mr. Deeds. Your question was in 07 and his answer was in 08.

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    Mr. Deedsslayerforhope

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 6

    Hey, cool. Someone else besides me has been converted from leet (or whatever its called) speak to actual proper English. Go us.

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    slayerforhopeMr. Deeds

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 6

    leet is the speech with number subs. Like, 8311 or bell. lol and jk are acronyms.

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    Mr. Deedsslayerforhope

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Okay. 7h4|\|k5 4 c|34r!n9 7hat up 4 m3. Wow, that took me about 30 seconds to type out. What a hassle.

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    Mr. Deedsslayerforhope

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I think he means to say: "I would it leet. I think it would be called being lazy." Or at least that's my interpretation.

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    weaponscollector94

    8 years ago on Step 6

    try getting some real cheap butane lighters from a gas station, remove the metal cover, rip the flints out of them to use in a zippo, rubberband the fuel on with a strong rubberband, use another lighter to light the escaping gas, then place it sideways on the ground. in a few minutes it should blow up. they have a wonderful pop to them. i used to drop these things all the time in the halls of my school, i would tell the teacher i was going to the bathroom and place one next to some classroom, then go back to class and listen for the boom, then i would be over in the corner snickering after a small bang like it was the most hilarious thing in the world! lol