Josie-Posie
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Josie-Posie

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Location: Clapham, London, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 82
Posted:So i'm almost wanting some fire poi and I wanted some monkey fist ones . But then i looked at the prices and got a nasty shock! eek Sooooo expensive. I looked about a bit and saw a few articles about how to make them and I think I want to have a go at that. Most of the componants you need are on the HOP Shop, but not the wooded balls to go in the middle. Does anyone know where you can get these from? Even good old ebay let me down frown To be honest i'm a bit stumped.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:can you make your own by attacking a wine cork with a knife?

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:i seriously doubt that wine corks will survive fire poi\drilling into it for putting the eyebolt in... search google for wooden balls... i found some... cant remember the site though...

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SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:lots of craft shops sell them for making toys out of smile

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted:my uni room had weird little wooden balls, i think they were a deoderising thing. could be another avenue...

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:au naturale sell them, theres a thread kicking about in the help section about contact balls that mention the shop deatails somewhere, sorry I'm being lazy today!

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dance like nobody is watching
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:I get mine from Michaels , in America.
They have every size from 1/4" to 2 1/2" diameter, and cost about $3 or 4 for 10.
Most craft stores should carry something similar.
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Bender_the_Offender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

Bender_the_Offender

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

Total posts: 6979
Posted:you could sand back a wooden chair into a ball...

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misslucyg
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

misslucyg

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Location: Otautahi, New Zealand

Total posts: 35
Posted:wooden balls? really? I didn't know that they were used, I was making monkey fists without balls, is it to make them heavier?

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Stick Man
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Stick Man

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Location: Nh, USA

Total posts: 37
Posted:http://www.woodnshop.com/CRAFT_BALLS_BALL_KNOBS_BEADS.htm
br>This place has wooden balls of all sizes.

http://www.bobhughescompany.com/store/customer/home.php?partner=cjrich
br>This place even has wooden balls you can use your hands to play with.


I ain't been around the world, but I've been around the block. I ain't seen everything, but I've seen enough to talk. I'm not a prophet, I'm not the 2nd comming of christ. I'm just a mason with a will to build and a little advice.

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jinvincible
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

jinvincible

king of the hedgehogs
Location: Madtown, USA

Total posts: 125
Posted:I first used aluminum cylinders for my monkeyfist core, but recently I switched to a double ended eye-bolt design, with a smaller mf knot of wick as the core for the larger monkeyfist. The added wick gives me added burn time, and the weight is about the same (maybe a tad lighter).

Yellow and blue make green.

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