SILVER Member since Dec 2004


Location: the fascist states of amerika,...

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Posted:hey i've been reading up on all the info about wire wool and a group of us would like to try them this weekend...there are a couple of holes in the info...are different fuels required? large of a fireproof area do we need...and do those molten pieces of metal hurt? smile

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BRONZE Member since Aug 2004


The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England

Total posts: 492
Posted:you can dip the wool but its best not to, it burns on its own. you need a relitivly large area deppending on the wind.

As its winter tho it will most likly be wet (in the UK anyway frown)so it should be fine.

i cant talk from personal experience about the pain bu my lil bro who stoud in the wrong place said it hurt but not for more than a second.

Hope this helps alil and make sure you hav as many cameras on hand as possible as you will want the most possible chances of catching the perfect 2 second from the perfectangle.

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:yes it hurts a lot.

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


BRONZE Member since Nov 2003


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Posted:If the molten steel ends up on your skin it hurts....and burns through the skin very quickly....ouch!

If it hits and bounces off though it tends to sting for a couple of seconds then the pain is gone.

As for an area....make sure you have a LARGE area and get everyone to stand well back the spray area is huge especially if you spin really fast!

DO NOT soak the wire wool it is better to light it dry....wait till it start to spark then spin spin spin!!!


GOLD Member since Aug 2003


playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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Posted:you can light wire wool by creating a circuit with a battery. Saves a lot of time trying to light it with a flame


Oh and I've seen some scars from molten metal and they're pretty nasty, and not much will really stop them but if they're well contructed and free flowing the molten shouldn't have time to build up much really.

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