Rellizate
Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK
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Total posts: 719
Posted:Hey!
I just finished making my new firestaff! It has 3 meters of 100mm wide wick in total on it, with 75cm of it on each head. 155cm long in total, with wooden dowl center inside the aliminium.

Here's the pic:

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Cool huh?!


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akgraphics
akgraphics

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Location: Churchill College, Cambridge
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Posted:hey dude i'm glad it turned out well smile

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

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Posted:looks like fun but you could have put four wicks on each end, so long as you have no objections to getting burnt when you play with fire. devil

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Rellizate
Rellizate

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Posted:Lol yeah. I reckon it would have been too heavy though. This one is a big struggle when it's got paraffin in the wicks.

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Posted:yikes not much grip on there, looks like just one

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

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Posted:Yeah but he should only need one since this is probably not for contact staff

Rellizate the biggest flamey stick that i have laid my hands on bellonged to this chick and was wick and grip without much else and while it was heavy she may have used a different method of attaching her wicks to spread the weight better but it was dark and i was buzzin' so i didn't get a good look.


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Rellizate
Rellizate

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Posted:Right, well I wanted the cool double headed look. smile

Errm, there is actually just under 2 on there. 42cm of grip to be presicise, same as the staff I bought from firetoys.

I've lit it up 3 times now, and it's getting lighter and lighter. Dipping is a hassle though. The only thing I could find that was over 25cm tall but not ridiculously wide was a coke bottle. It takes almost 3 litres of paraffin to fill it to the top. Most is left over though.


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

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Posted:Get urself a wide fuel tin and pour your fuel over the wick and into the tin

Be sure to rotate the wick as you pour to esure even coverage and a good soak

Regardless of how you fuel these babys they will be thirsty and drink up tons of Kero so don't be surprised when you run out of fuel


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Rellizate
Rellizate

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Posted:Wait, so I don't actually have to submerge the wicks?

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Posted:if you dip those monstrosities you end up with fuel running down to the grip when you flip for the other side, and spinning off forever, looks cool but bye bye fuel smile

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Rellizate
Rellizate

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Posted:Hmm well, maybe I could dip one end. Let it drip into the dipping pot. Then use a spin off bucket to catch the extras, then do the same for the other end, while holding a cloth under the wicks.

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Yakumo
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Posted:I meant if you soak em really, just dip in and out fairly fast, have a 'grey' towel handy for wiping down, they'll hoover up more than enough fuel for a long spin smile

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Rellizate
Rellizate

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Posted:Ok thanks. How long do you reckon? 1.5 meters of 100mm wicking on each end.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:if u make or buy a break down staff, it would be significantly easier to dip.
congratulations on your toy tho. looks impressive.
b


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

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Posted: Written by: Rellizate


Wait, so I don't actually have to submerge the wicks?



No need to submerge so long as you get fuel onto the wicks then you get fuel into the wicks


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:^^ that sounds like a good idea however in practice it is difficult to apply a consistent amount for every time. this will cause pmore problems as your routine gets tighter and more precise. suggest a soak + spinoff method for consistency's sake.
and lots of vegemite sammichs. LOTS.
^_^


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Mynci
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Posted:sealed pipe is good, I don't have it but have tried it and was nice biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Rellizate
Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK
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Posted:Sealed pipe ehh. What exactly is this? Also, do you know where I can obtain some?

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