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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

Total posts: 370
Posted:Howdy all,

i'm thinking of making my own staff with two wicks on each end (like the poi). i started thinking about this, and i know it would look cool but i don't know how i would get the fuel on the inside wick without pouring it on (but that wastes a bit). The only thing i could think of is using citronella/shellite mix, that burns quite well without having to dunk.

any thoughts?

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:pour it on over a big dipping bucket, meaning all the run off goes back into a fuel ducket

or get a long dipping tube, and use taht so taht both wicks are covered?


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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

Total posts: 370
Posted:ahh yes.... a very good idea (big dipper)
cheers for that ill try that. it might not be made for a while ut if it works well i'll put up some piccies. it should look awsome.


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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:easiest way

long piece of guttering tube

get a cap for the end from the guttering section, and seal it on with glue, or screw it on


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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:yay for double wicked stix! I am half way through making a set of dual staves like that, The first set of the wicks are 6 inch ones and the second are 3 inches. All in all, lots of fire (and on short 90cm stix... will be specky!)

Happy wicking to you! Weeeeeeeee! new toys! ubbrollsmile


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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

Total posts: 370
Posted:funky monkey, can i see some piccies when they're done?

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:
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there you go a couple fo images of double wick staffs


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Klowny
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Location: Remote Western Australia Karra...

Total posts: 160
Posted:Flashy! i want some, are they up for purchase anywhere? it looks so prettyful!

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Stongsfire
GOLD Member since May 2004

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Location: Hawaii

Total posts: 53
Posted:I'm going to have to make a set of those.....
that is awsome


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quiet


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Location: bristol

Total posts: 503
Posted:pour over a dipping bucket

alternatively, get a fuel container with a thin nozzle and push valve.

i don't have a link atm, but i'm sure that googling trezeta will come up with sthg.


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Stongsfire
GOLD Member since May 2004

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Location: Hawaii

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Posted:I just finished converting my staff to a two wick staff. It's great, but a carries a little more weight then I thought it would. Good for speed.

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war
for a lead role in a cage?
--Pink Floyd

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analytic
Location: bristol

Total posts: 503
Posted:there's another problem with double wicked staves: they can be almost impossible to extinguish. if you extinguish one wick, the other relights it, and vice versa. so expect to have to spin them out

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Stongsfire
GOLD Member since May 2004

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Location: Hawaii

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Posted:hmmm....I'll keep that in mind....thanks

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war
for a lead role in a cage?
--Pink Floyd

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:to blow out the wicks, it's common sense to blow out the lower wicking first so that it doesn't re-ignite the upper wicking!!

this is what mines looks like:

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mech
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Posted:or just use a rag and starve both wicks of air

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Location: bristol

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Posted:i confess i rarely manage to extinguish both wicks by blowing even when I start from the lower wick; maybe my wicks are hotter/bigger when i try to do this. i think it's because the cloud of paraffin vapour coming off the lower extinguished wick is sizeable and hot; when the top of this vapour ignites, the bottom does as well.

rags are sensible, but less stylish and often unavailable. i know, i know - sometimes i'm badly prepared . . .


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marco


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Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:Long steel tube sealed at one end, internal diameter just larger than the wick surface, deep enought to smother upto four heads.



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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
Posted:Bender did you buy a concentrate staff and make it Duel wick or can you Oz folks get them down there?

Quiet if you cant find a rag the top you wear will do(Or it does for me) just grabb the end quickly and starve it, its good as you look both brave and stupid at the same time!


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:i stalked the makers (in Melb) and had it re wicked for me, with extra. They're not cheap staves, but the additional wicking didn't cost much extra, it's just the hassle of hassling em.



it's the only single staff i've got! I'm a doubles boy through and thru!

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Posted:im thinking of getting a double wicked staff in a lil while, my theory is the more fire the better devil,
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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:I have a six wick staff. Its ubblove

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog


I have a six wick staff. Its ubblove



i think you mean its bloody heavy? hehe


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