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Forums > Technical Discussion > Steel wool on staff - It really didn't work

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roarfire
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Posted:Okay so I spend a while winding a cage, I stuffed the steel wool in, dipped it in kero and lit up. Expecting it to just go 'whooosh!'...I didn't at all... What went wrong with that?

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Yamo
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Posted:Alright.

Now, on a different note, I'm still trying to learn how to make a steel wool cage. Can someone help?

I mean, do I need to take the wick off my staff? Or can I leave it on? How do I attach the cage to my staff?


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Charles
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Posted:From a safety point of view, I would create a brand new staff, mucking about with attaching things to staffs is not only complicated, but far more likely to break or come off without arning...

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Yamo
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Posted:Alright, will do. Thanks so much! grin

Just one last question old . When I go about making this new staff, it is my understanding that I will attach the cages with screws (in the same way one would attach a wick), instead of a wick. Is that it? Or am I missing something?


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Charles
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Posted:That is you to decide on at the end of the day. Personally. I would use at least two methods of securing one could be screws the other might be a wound strap tied into a groove. The weight and speed involved with wire wool means you must have a failsafe built into your design.

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