PyroMonkeyGOLD Member
b...bal...lence?....
370 posts
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia


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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mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


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?

Step (el-nombrie)


PyroMonkeyGOLD Member
b...bal...lence?....
370 posts
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia


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.

mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


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

Step (el-nombrie)


EveishGOLD Member
*Tickles pretty strangers*
610 posts
Location: Australia


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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PyroMonkeyGOLD Member
b...bal...lence?....
370 posts
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia


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

mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:

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there you go a couple fo images of double wick staffs

Step (el-nombrie)


KlownyBRONZE Member
Disco Inferno
160 posts
Location: Remote Western Australia Karratha


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

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stongsfireGOLD Member
member
53 posts
Location: Washington D.C.


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

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?

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quietanalytic
503 posts
Location: bristol


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.

ture na sig


stongsfireGOLD Member
member
53 posts
Location: Washington D.C.


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


quietanalytic
503 posts
Location: bristol


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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ture na sig


stongsfireGOLD Member
member
53 posts
Location: Washington D.C.


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


Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


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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mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


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

Step (el-nombrie)


quietanalytic
503 posts
Location: bristol


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 . . .

ture na sig


marcoenthusiast
328 posts
Location: uk


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



mark

house_of_millGOLD Member
old hand
896 posts
Location: Manchester England


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!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


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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LordMattmanBRONZE Member
newbie

Location: Australia


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

Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
I have a six wick staff. Its ubblove

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Mr MajestikSILVER Member
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4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


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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