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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
What's the cheapest thing I can buy for a shake-off can?

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Thoreau


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Hmmm, depends how big your poi are - Tesco Value Baked Beans come in at 9p a can.

Something larger? I use Huge Coffee tins taken from work.

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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Durbs, you are clearly a genius.

I'm fairly new to the concept of not wasting fuel and was assuming a paint purchase would be required.

Thanks man smile

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
NYC uses a plastic bottle with a cut down the side from the top to halfway down where a hole makes inserting the wick easy. The chain comes out the top and you spin it round.

Very easy and effective.

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Oh yes - word of warning - bean cans are very sharp, handle and spin with care!

I have to say, I never thought of using plastic.
Hrumph (My new faveourite word)

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SterlingspiderBRONZE Member
Senator by day, Sith Lord by night.
128 posts
Location: Suffolk, New York, USA


Posted:
Somthing I picked up from [Old link]:
Take an empty largeish citronella jug (or anything comparable really but if you're buying fuel anyway...)
Cut a hole in the top big enough to stick the wicks through, but leave the handle intact. Attach a piece of rope to the handle. Make sure it is at least as long as your chains.
Ideally they should be long enough so that you can stick your poi in the jug and spin these all together as one. If you hold both the handles and the rope the poi should be a couple of inches from the bottom of the jug.
Spin and pour out excess.
Happy wallet, happy ground, happy EPA.

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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Good ideas one and all

When I can afford a 9p can of beans (not really, but when I can afford a 1.50 bottle of fuel) I'll try a few out. Someone told me an airtight plastic bag sealed at the top is a good one too.

The bottle ideas sound really good smile Ah, just think what I can do with that extra burn... so much time, so little body-hair...

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


Rainbow BrightSILVER Member
member
44 posts
Location: Bournemouth,UK


Posted:
try a sandwich bag! hold it on with a peg.
theyre cheap, and easier to carry around.
remember to eat any sandwiches first.....specially jam sandwiches...gets well sticky...mmm,sticky! rolleyes

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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Sticky like a... stick.

That's a good one biggrin thanks

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


Rainbow BrightSILVER Member
member
44 posts
Location: Bournemouth,UK


Posted:
Noooo,sticky,like a.......erm...sticky thing! rolleyes

More colourful than a box of crayons!


rbmnycBRONZE Member
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194 posts
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA


Posted:
Wow! I love being referenced. I was about to post my design, but there it is already.

Awesome.

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