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keebler
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Member Since: 17th Jun 2007
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Posted:So I have been thinking about making a set of Fire Buugeng but have been trying to figure out if I want to go Stainless steal or aluminum to make the staffs. Any views on which would be better. I hear aluminum produces toxins when you burn it/ heat it

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Midkiff
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Location: Carmi, Illinois
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Posted:ok i'm not exactly sure if it would be the best thing for it but i think tungsten would be the best it is heat resistant shatter resistant and extremely strong and cools down ridiculously fast the only reason i know this is because i tig weld and you use tungsten rods

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liquidtrance
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Posted:I'd probably use a reasonable gauge of tubular aluminium, the length metal of the curves should be more than enough to dissipate the heat before it reaches you hands, easier to work with than steel and not too heavy. Haven't heard of it producing toxins, one of my fire staffs is aluminium and when I bother to clean it up the metal looks fresh, no signs of deterioration.
(if i remember chemistry rightly aluminium as a pure metal forms an extremely non-reactive layer on it's surface which protects it)


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RagnarokFire
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Location: Minneapolis, MN (USA)
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Posted:Aluminum doesn't, but galvanized steel will, as it's coated with zinc, which DOES produce toxic fumes when heated. Aluminum is totally safe, and a large majority of fire toys are made of it.

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SpinnerofDetroit
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA
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Posted:Aluminum forms a very thing layer of aluminum oxide on the surface is what you're thinking of. And the staffs HoP sells are made of Aluminum so I'd say that's a good choice. And stainless steel would be really heavy I can imagine.

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keebler
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Member Since: 17th Jun 2007
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Posted:All right cool, now I just need to get it cut and it will be done!!! and pictures will fallow!!!

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SpinnerofDetroit
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Posted:Awesome, I'm glad we could be of help, Can't wait to see how they turn out grin

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