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Cute Little Burning Ball
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Cute Little Burning Ball

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Posted:Im think if buying a new staff or making one myself, if i decide for the second option i was woundering wich kind of wood should i use or if its recomendable no wood at all, because i have a friend that made a staff (with wooden core) and at the first burn the wood burnt and wicks went loose, so would apriciate any tip for the making...

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Cambridge UK

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Posted:I have a wooden staff but metal tipped ends to stop the wood burning

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Cute Little Burning Ball
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Posted:U mean that ur whole stab is made of wood except the ends or that the stab (alu.) is a bit longer than the wooden inner core to prevent it from burning?

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Posted:My staff is full length alu tube with a dowel inner core slightly (about 10mm) shorter either end. I haven't burnt with it yet but I don't foresee any problems as the wood is set back inside the tube.

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

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Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:You could always put a thread on the holes through the staff and screw the bolts into that. I make my fire poi that way..

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Cute Little Burning Ball
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Posted:that sounds like a very good idea ill try it out.

thanx


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

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Posted:My stick is 1.55m chrome tube (10mm) with solid wooden dowelling core. and 8 inch wicks.
as long as you protect the ends with a metal washer or fire proof resin you'll have no probs. be careful attaching wicks using washers, that the washers don't stick out...as they can REALLY hurt.


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FIREBOY4209
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

FIREBOY4209

The lone Fire Spinner
Location: Channel islands Jersey UK

Total posts: 236
Posted:I've been making FireStaffs for a while and I have found that the cheapest method is to get a piece of wooden dowling (broom handels work quite well) and have the ends covered with allu tubing so that there is 3" sticking out below the wick. Before you put the Allu tubes on wrap the ends of the dowling with tinfoil. I put two layers on to be safe, but it does work with just one. Take your time pushing the ends into the Allu tubes so you don't rip the foil. The foil will stop the ends of the dowling from burning.
And the wood dowling gives you something to screw into when attaching your wick.


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Nellen03


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Location: USA

Total posts: 11
Posted:Today i have to ask something which is that i want to know more about wood dowels if anyone know here than contact here back i will appreciate him on this sharing....

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