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by Tetranitrate on July 6, 2006 Table of Contents License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 1: Parts list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 2: Building the fuser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 3: Preparing the fuser and the place to hang the fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 4: Mixing the black powder paste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 5: "Webbing" the fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 6: Cutting and storing the fuse, and clean up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertisements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 2 4 4 5 6 7 8 8 8

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spread an entire box of corn starch out on a cookie sheet and cook it in the oven at 400° for about 2 hours.. piece of it and burn it.instructables... A powdered pyrotechnic glue (Can either be bought on e-bay... because this design improves on and modifies both of their ideas and techniques............com/id/EEXOON4E1HEPA8KQNM/ ) 3..... make sure it has nothing else in it wax.") 5. 1/4" and assorted smaller drill bits and a drill 9...... Old tupperware container (medium sized) 2... Saw 13............ Ive never made it but the good folks at pyro universe say "To make dextrin.. I would like to give credit to both united nuclear and pyro universe..... 1 in. and as every pyrotechnic knows you can never have enough fuse. Rubbing Alcohol 7........ stirring it every 20 minutes or so with a spatula to keep it from burning.... This fuse burns at appx..... if it dose not drip when burned it is good) 11..com/id/Fuse/ ... This instructable describes how to build a simple fuser to quickly and efficently make hundreds of feet of pyrotechnic fuse.... Dextrin... (to do this take a sample 3 in... Old clothes (or some type of overcoat).... Old scrap wood........... It requires very basic materials and construction skills...... Hammer and nails http://www.. if it contains wax or something else it will drip..... (2) Spools of cotton twine....... When it's done.. / sec step 1: Parts list The parts for this project should be relatively cheap because most of the items can probably be found around your house... etc........... Parts: 1.. 1/4" Wooden dowel at least 2 feet in length 4.... Devcon weldit all purpose glue 8... but it shouldent be too hard if you know where to look...... and the entire process only takes a matter of hours to get hundreds of feet of fuse. and eye protection (Optional)(This project is messy) 10.. it will be light yellow/gold in color.... or made..... Black powder (Can either be bought at gun stores........ with proper id. a 3 foot long 2x4 would be good enough 12........ latex gloves............ This project will have much use in my other projects requiring fuse......instructables....... The black powder (gunpowder) is the only thing you might have a problem getting your hands on.. Scale 6..... or made in my tutorial http://www......License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) Intro: Fuse ....

instructables.Image Notes 1. or (in funnier terms) Ze goggles! Zey do nothing!! http://www.com/id/Fuse/ . The goggles are probably overkill but I still like them.

2 of those segments will be the same lenght and should be at least 4 inches long (to hold the cotton spools) The third segment will be inserted in the tupperware container (To hold the cotton string under the gunpowder) 5. So instead I will give a WARNING. These holes should be no more then a two centimeters from the bottom and on exact opposite sides of the container. A method I used was I drilled a hole on one side. http://www. drill 3/4ths of the way down. so the two holes face the side where the cotton spools will go.instructables. Cover the area underneath where the fuse will hang with newspapers or paper towels because it will drip. 2. as long as you end up with something that looks like what is in the picture. piece. To set up the fuser put the 2 spools of cotton string on the 2 dowels. Take a magic marker and dot off two holes near the top of the container (this is where the cotton string from each separate spool will enter). if it is too big then it will not clean and even off the fuse. Take this container and line it up on the foot long piece of wood so that the dowel running through it is parallel to the 7 in. Push the dowel through the second hole and seal off around both holes with the all purpose glue (Both of the holes need to be waterproof) 7. the dowels will be sturdier this way.step 2: Building the fuser This project uses the fuser to hold the 2 spools. However. and another about 7" in length. Drip some weldit glue (wood glue could be used instead here) into each of the 2 holes and on the bases of the 2 equally lengthed dowel segments. then pushed the 3rd segment of dowel into the container. coat the strings with black powder. and out the exit hole. With that being said its time for preparation. step 3: Preparing the fuser and the place to hang the fuse I strongly advise you to do this outdoors on a nice sunny day. and drill one hole on the other side of the container where you marked off. Using the weldit glue fix the tupperware container at the end of the 2x4. and mark one hole on the exact opposite of the container (this is where the fuse will exit). the best method uses a clothes line and clothes pins to hold the string on it. you could use bags. and then drilled through there. feed the strings through each of their holes. (Refer to the photos because they will probably help more then my worded instructions) 3. and combine them to form a fuse. If you do this outdoors the only thing you will need is somewhere to hang the string. it was very damp and rainy the day I took these photos so I set up the rig in my basement. do not drill all the way through the wood. Use the 1/4" drill bit to drill 2 holes in the tupperware container. etc. old newspapers. IF YOU MUST DO THIS INDOORS MAKE SURE THERE IS NO SOURCE OF IGNITION ANYWHERE NEAR THE DRYING FUSE. I used a tv tray holder and one of the support posts to the main house crossbeam in my basement. and it would be hypocritical for me to tell people not to do this. 9. Cut the dowel into three segments. then push each segment into their holes (if you cant push them in all the way try using a rubber mallet to gently hammer them farther in) 6. I then taped them with electrical tape to hold the paper on. Wait for it to dry and you are finished.com/id/Fuse/ . 4. You are now ready to mix the chemicals. and if it is too small it will not be big enough to fit 2 strings through it. Steps: 1. it will work. I covered the surfaces that would come in contact with the fuse in the brown paper used to wrap school books. Take a drill bit the next size up from the one you just used. I then marked off the other side where the dowel hit. The steps do not need to be followed exactly. Take the scrap wood and cut it so you have a one piece about a foot in length. also its very messy so be prepared for to clean up if you do it indoors. Once the strings are out of the tupperware container tie them together with a small knot. The hole where the fuse will exit is the important one. Hammer the 7 in piece perpendicularly on top of the foot long piece with 3 nails. however you can also wrap it around fence posts or even trees ( just remember that it will leave marks so if you have a nice white fence I wouldent advise wrapping fuse around it) If you do this indoors you will need 2 or more surfaces to "web" the fuse back and fourth between. However. Find a drill bit about the size of a piece of string and use it to drill through the 2 marker dots on the side where the cotton string will enter. 8. Drill (2) 1/4" holes through the 7" piece of wood a few inches from the center. and its sturdy. underneath the horozintal dowel in the tupperware.

To make the liquid solution mix 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol and 3 tablespoons warm water in a separate cup. You can increase or decrease this amount as needed.com/id/Fuse/ . http://www. If you havent already put on your latex gloves and dirty clothes.instructables. which results in a higher quality fuse. Before you pour this mixture into the rig. I prefer a separate container because it is easier to stir and get to a smoother consistency. Pour the mixture into the tupperware with the string and go to the next step.step 4: Mixing the black powder paste You can do this in either a separate container and pour it in. You will probably not use all of the liquid in the cup. take the string coming out of the front of the container and tie it to one of the supports you choose to "web" the fuse from. For each batch I make I use about 90 grams of black powder and 9 grams of dextrin. so pour slowly and stop every few seconds to stir the mixture. just remember for every 10 grams of black powder use 1 gram of dextrin. or just do this in the container with the string. Mix the contents of the cup and then slowly pour it into the container with the black powder and dexetrin. Once the consistency is similar to white glue stop adding the water/alcohol mix.

have the tupperware container filled with a black goo. as shown in the pictures. Wrap the fuse around the post. black powder paste. If the fuse starts to fall from the post use some tape to hold it up. As you can see in the picture use a piece of paper towel to separate 2 sections of fuse if they are touching otherwise when they dry they will be stuck together. Also make sure that the two strings are sticking together when they exit the tupperware. longer if it is humid. Take the end of the fuse and tie a knot it. Steps: 1.com/id/Fuse/ . When you are finished cut the string from where it is attaches to the spools and pull the remaining string through the fuser. or room to hang more fuse. if not run your fingers over them trying to press them together again. and be ready to start making fuse. If they still do not stick then you probably did not add enough dextrin to your mix and you should stir some more into it. making sure that all the string is completely coated with the black sludge.step 5: "Webbing" the fuse So now you should have the string tied off to one of the posts. and then tie it to one of your posts. 2. Repeat those steps until you either run out of either string. and walk back to the other post. Give it 24 hours to dry. Walk slowly (with the fuser in your hands) from the post where you tied off the string (As you can see in the picture I put a tool box on the feet of the tv tray holder so it dosent tip over). to the other post. http://www.instructables.

com/id/Fuse/ . or take it down and cut it. whichever is easier. soaking it with your hose. and clean up Once the fuse is dried you should probably cut it. cutting it into 8 in.. or where the strings didnt stay stuck together.. wondering if my rug is ok. Sometimes in the middle of the night I wake up in a cold sweat.Image Notes 1. and then throwing it in the garbage. segments makes it easy to store and convenient to use. I dont know what I would do without that rug.instructables. (Or if you have a fireplace I suppose you could burn stuff a little at a time) As you can see in the photo those paper towels sacraficed themselves for the greater good of protecting my town map rug. taking it outside. http://www. Image Notes 1. Cleanup: When you are done making your fuse you should be left with a bunch of paper with black dots of gunpowder on it. Once you have the 8 inch segments you can store them in a plastic ziplock bag for future use. You can either cut it while it is still hanging. The safest way to dispose of this is probably by crumbling everything up into a big ball and stuffing it in a plastic food shopping bag. Notice the weighted tool box. step 6: Cutting and storing the fuse. Not all of the fuse is going to be perfect so you will have to inspect it as you go along making sure to cut out any parts that arent coated enough. Make sure the bag is airtight though so the fuse dosent absorb any moisture from the air.

in the 3rd grade.com/id/Fuse/ . 2010. 2010. 12:13 PM REPLY YoungPyro19 says: Hey. 5:49 PM REPLY http://www. lol Nice =) May 22. Related Instructables Make a cheap electronic detonator! by matt Remote Controlled Fireworks Detonator (With Video) by angelo10 Super Cool Electronic Detonator by mr_goodbytes Detonators (Blasting Caps) by Gamernotnerd Nitrocellulose by Jaycub Make an awsome fuse by mspark400 Advertisements Comments 50 comments Add Comment view all 124 comments franzzwolensky says: Aug 30. 2010. 2009.Image Notes 1. CamWaite says: OMG I HAVE A RUG EXACTLY LIKE THAT!!!!!! Jun 2. I remember that rug when I was like what. 9:57 PM REPLY Mad Cat says: Could I substitute black powder for flash powder (by slowing it down) or sparkler powder? May 6. 1:56 AM REPLY paultorres says: i am looking for a visco machine to make a fuse but i like your fuse i will like to make a visco machine post me a comment Mar 1. 6:32 PM REPLY Why are two strings required? Can one string with loose fibers absorb the mixture and the mixture then squeezed into the fibers as it is drawn out of the hole? Can the fuse be made flexible so that it can be wound onto a spool? Your response is appreciated. Told you it would be messy. 7:21 PM REPLY sas223 says: can you use pyrodex ? thx in advance Dec 21. 2010. 2010.instructables.

12:16 PM REPLY Removing the bullets from . that would be a sick hunting rifle if im thinking of the same gun. Sometimes these incidents happened at the school. 2009. 2007.instructables. Nov 2... themasterpyro says: A.. 10:35 PM REPLY bad ass pope says: Jun 29. 3:34 PM REPLY Mig Welder says: oo is that the wintergreen rubbing alcohol?? lol it smells kinda wierd Nov 23. 2009. Oh! And I used to combine micro machines with regular sized cars and have chases! There were probably Playmobil people in there sometimes too.E. 2009.22 shells is hella dangerous. 8:20 AM REPLY look foward to 21. the sniper rifel from call of duty 5 (or 4 i cant remember) but what's a FOID? http://www. 6:09 PM REPLY Mig Welder says: out of curiosity. i remember that in my room when i was around 4 years old. 8:08 PM REPLY gameboy7oa says: Nov 8..mettaurlover says: I have a rug like that! Dec 12. 2009. 5:46 PM REPLY lol yes I do still have all nine(jk I have 10) of my figures on my hands. resulting in many squashed kids or at the lunatic asylum (the big manor-type thing if I remember correctly). Just make Black Powder it's safer. Nov 8.06 rounds. I've had many fun times with that mat... I used 22 long rifle bullets the same kind I'm going to use for one of my Instructables. I think yours is the same as mine. and which type of bullet did you take the powder from? this is important information so i can tell if it will work in a way which will allow you to keep all your fingers. 5:54 PM REPLY I have that rug in plastic form. 2009. 9:46 AM REPLY mosin nagan. 7:10 AM REPLY MickLionheart says: Nice Carpet :). 4:32 AM REPLY yah but all i had lying around were the 22s so thats what i have to deal with maby ill be adle to get something stronger when im not 13 mortso says: Jun 13. Jun 19. gameboy7oa says: Nov 7. 5:55 PM REPLY Craftibles says: That's Tetranitrate's room? Lies! Oct 24. 2007. themasterpyro says: thats it? im using a WHOLE m1 garand clip of blank 30. It's been a few years though. like if you had the shell in Pliers or a vise. says: Dec 18. 2007.com/id/Fuse/ . Nov 7. 2009..(or if parents will let you 16 ish) soon parents are going to let me get a mosin nagan and theyl sign the part of the application forum which will allow me to get my own FOID. The Rim Fire primers can be triggered by compression. 6:29 AM REPLY Mattrox says: Adding red phosphorus make blackmatch (This type of fuse) work nicer but I think it might make them a bit more dangerous Sep 10. 2007.C. 2007. 2008. 5:35 PM REPLY once the water is gone yes. why do the strings have to stick together? is it a kind of test to see if it has enough dextrin or is it neccessary? Nov 22. I used to crash cars into the shop window and then send a convoy of fire trucks and ambulances to rescue the crash victims and destroyed shoppers. it'd be so much cooler in carpet. 2007. 2007. 5:16 PM REPLY hehehehhehehehhe i took gunpowder from some bullets and mixed it all up im a bottle cap (with match heads so it lights easier) but i mixed it with waser so i was woundering if it will still light? gameboy7oa says: themasterpyro says: Nov 6. 2009.. and the primers are still unused.

instructables. anywho. 7:35 AM REPLY striker95 says: can any one tell me where I can find a print out version of the anarchist cookbook? Mar 21. 2009.com/id/Fuse/ . 5:48 PM REPLY I made this stuff and only used a single strand.well yeah 15 or 16 around my age Dec 18. i think it stand for firearms owner identifacation gameboy7oa says: Nov 8. 2008. explosives galore themasterpyro says: nice Nov 9. 2007. AWESOME! i wish i still had mine Mar 18. but whatever. 2008. It works great! Mar 31. 1:33 PM REPLY gameboy7oa says: Nov 9. The only times it doesnt work is if its still damp or if you add to much dextrin(i made my own dextrin and black powder). 9:14 AM REPLY http://www. except for protecting your eyes and stuff. 2009. 2008. 2007. i had the same rug when i was little. 2009.. 2007.. 11:10 AM REPLY I_am_Canadian says: Ive made Dextrin with that method. 2008. 7:38 AM REPLY I_am_Canadian says: Can you show a video of it burning? Mar 31. 9:41 AM REPLY don't tell me youvve never heard of the the anarchist cookbook ! what kind of stupid teen are you!?!? i've had a copy under my pillow scence i was twelve (ok it was a print out) that was five years ago. 2009. 2007. Sep 24. you look like 15 max shikaku says: Isham says: nah he looks about. 9:59 PM REPLY ze goggles. and yeah. 2009. zey do nothing. 2009. 4:12 PM REPLY yah so now i just have to count down the days 2682 days 64371 hours 3862307 minutes 231738462 seconds themasterpyro says: why do i have the feeling that mist of those numbers are random? (dont answer that) Nov 9. 7:22 PM REPLY Colonel88 says: more like 13-14 Nov 27.daltondude says: Jun 30. 3:20 PM REPLY !Andrew_Modder! says: 11th Nov 18.. i think it's just in preperation for the explosion this fuse is causing. 6:58 PM REPLY craig3 says: haha oh man. 5:40 PM REPLY its a card that u have to have to buy guns and ammo from a legitamate arms dealer. 2007. 2:05 AM REPLY recyclebin says: Mar 7. 2:35 PM REPLY um actualy I used a count down generator so it actualy is correct numbers from the time I posted the comment keastes says: Mar 6..

The one place where even the Devil wouldn't wander into. 2007.C. 2007. which burns very fast ans is used to things like getting display pieces to light all at once. I'm going to write an instructable for it as soon as I get a chance.8000 m/s). I love showing quickmatch to people because it is something that most have never seen before.. so its always fun to see someones reaction when a couple hundred feet of fuse burns in only a fraction of a second." Sorry. 9:53 AM REPLY lol i took some fire crackers that i bought from naggs head and took all the individual explosives apart. 2008. 1:10 AM REPLY "As a timing mechanism. 2008. Deeds says: Oct 17. badmagic says: A. It's between 22. clemsonguy1125 says: awesome Dec 12. If you put black match in a paper tube. getting the chemicals to make it is just as hard. I cant wait to try it. A. 6:59 AM REPLY You can do a better job with det. then soak all that up with some yarn. cord. Tetranitrate says: Feb 23. 2008. This stuff is.. enabling engineers to control the pattern in which charges are detonated. says: Dec 18. 2008. 9:55 AM REPLY badmagic says: From http://en. By making a circle out of det. It doesn't get much use outside of professional displays. How come this stuff burns even though its coated in glue and alcohol and water? A. detonation cord detonates at a very reliable rate (about 7000 . 12:49 PM REPLY That sounds like a great idea. Tetranitrate says: Feb 22. Det cord burns between 22000 and 24000 feet per second. 2007.. 4:36 PM REPLY view all 124 comments http://www. Dec 3.E. 8:55 AM REPLY Here's a fun trick with quickmatch: Tie it off with a piece of string every couple of inches. Dec 3.C.965 to 26.org/wiki/Detonating_cord Dec 20. cord with knots in it at regular intervals. The pressure will build up in each section and it'll pop as it goes off. Advice would be appreciated. 10:32 AM REPLY This is what pyrotechs call "black match". question. says: wtf det cord burns 24000 feet a second? Dec 18. The bigger the knot. 2007. You ought to check out the vids on YouTube. 4:53 PM REPLY Mr. says: Dec 18. 4:49 PM REPLY Er. I'm thirteen. Firebang says: Ask him to help you understand the way that stuff works. you can remove the tops off of 55 gallon drums. I was wrong.C. you get "quickmatch". 2007. Faster than I thought.mje says: Feb 21. the bigger the explosion.. you could mix a cup of water with a tablespoon of powder. Does the string have any effect on the speed of the quickmatch? pyronaple says: Jun 5. Fuse has an outer casing. and after it dries you have a fuse. 9:49 AM REPLY well once the fuse is dry it will still ignite. How do I manage to get black powder without being asked "What do need that for?" if I don't immediately get turned down by my parents? And when you have a dad who is a long time hunter that knows the exact formula for black powder.. 2007.com/id/Fuse/ . 2008.E. A M A Z I N G.. 2008.. i remember thinking the fuse looked weird and i went back and checked later it was gunpowder rolled up in tissue paper! i thought i had a few seconds.wikipedia. 2008. 4:40 PM REPLY Firebang says: Tetranitrates lair. 6:41 PM REPLY Most sites (including this one) say that you need to make sure your black powder that you make doesn't get wet.246 feet per second.E. 2007. Its good for setting off things like waterfall displays where many different tubes need to be ignited at once for the maximum effect. but the pop was instantanous and it scared the hell out of me! good thing they were low grade or id be missing a few fingers now : ) Sep 11. mje says: Feb 22. 12:38 AM REPLY I love quickmatch.instructables.

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