How to Make a Lighter

how to make a cheap fast lighter

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Step 1: Materials

you will need:

one closepin

one match

one matchbox

Step 2: How to Make

take the matchbox and rip the lighter part off and fold in half.

Step 3: How to Make

put creased end into closepin front

Step 4: How to Make

put the match into the closepin as in picture.

Step 5: Light the Lighter

you should push on the front of the closepin and pull HARD!!! it might take a while for you to get the hang of it but youll get it hope this tutorial helped bye.

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    28 Discussions


    3 years ago

    lame .........we could just strike a match stick instead.huh?????


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    The rest goes to Obama, since he is prez now. and WTF with da Nobel Peace Prize? He didn't do anything AMAZING. Just became president. I wish da commite could just take it away from him... Rejected...


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     but your a kid.... and u used it.  this is kinda useless, unless you are making some kind of fuse lighter.... i might be able to find a use for this.

    oh yeah, and cameras have a "flash" setting.


    i have an idea for a lighter make a simple circuit with a battery and a light bulb and wire, the hit the bulb with a hammer and remove the glass the point is to get to the wire that creates the light. don't do this while the bulb is on. complete the circuit and light some paper or something. i haven't tried it yet.

    3 replies

     The lack of vacuum means the filament will burn quickly.  Better is simply using a 9v going through some graphite lead, which will become extremely hot and bright, and can be thick enough not to burn out after one use, like a lightbulb would.
    (downside: you can't shank anyone with graphite [pencil] lead, but you can with a jagged lightbub)

     best still is a glow plug for a nitro engine. u get them at hobby stores for a couple of bucks. 1.5v or any alkaline battery (ie AA, AAA(not enough amps in my opinion. a single AA alone isn't enough in my opinion. 2 AA wired in parallel gives you 1.5 volts, but lasts twice as long.) C and D batteries work great. i would suggest picking you up a kiwistart rechargeable glow igniter. thew get red hot with 1.5 volts and don't burn out because of exposure to air. (incandescents now, depending on the brand and size of the bulb have started using argon inside of the bulb instead of having a vacuum. not all brands do this though. all you have to do is get rid of the air.)

    one other thing, though, that i am surprised u didn't think of is steel wool and a 9v battery. u don't even need something to ignite, like a match. the steel wool itself burns.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    TBH I though he meant the cool one that you can make using stuff like a shotgun cartridge, the guy from the book " A farewell to arms" had one.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    When I do pyro stuff in my room I dont use mathes becuase they have a smell then my mom notices anyway I wouldnt have that idea myself great instructable