Advice 1: How to make a wick

If we need to blow something up and not get injuries, you need to ensure the safe detonation of a pyrotechnic charge. The easiest way to do this is to make the wick, which we will be able to burn at a safe distance. Here are a few ways to cook the wick.
See that the wick is not too short - can't get away
Fuse. Take the usual insulation from the wires or more are bonded together with straws for drinks. Fill their crushed heads of household matches, gunpowder or other combustible mixture. This method is convenient because our fuse will not blow out in the wind. Even if it rains, he can't be the wick to soak. To the "filling" of fuse not burn through too quickly, it can be compacted. If gunpowder and nothing else except for matches we have not found, you can save yourself from having to scrape from matchstick heads. Just break off them, spread in a row and wrapped with tape.
Jute wick. Take jute rope, soaked it in a solution of sodium or potassium nitrate and thoroughly dry. The wick is ready to use.
Stopin. To produce this wick, we also need jute rope, but old cotton can also be used. Steeped not too thick rope in a solution of saltpetre, dry it. But that's not all. Now mix organic adhesive with a powder pulp. Should get a homogeneous dense mass. Through this mass we need to stretch the rope. When it all hardens, the wick can be used.
Hunting matches themselves are excellent wick. They don't go out and burn about 20 seconds. But if our charge is not detonated prematurely, you need to follow matches from flying sparks.
Poplar fluff. Summer only version of the wick, as the poplar fluff allowed in June. But to do down the wick and is easier to impregnate nothing. Just put down, will primem him and wrap inside the rolled tube of newspaper or paper.

Advice 2: How to make a wick for candles with their hands

Currently popular was making candles at home. The necessary thing for this wick. It can be removed from the finished store-bought candles, but it is not always of good quality. So can the wick to make their own hands.
How to make a wick for candles with their hands
You will need
  • Thick cotton thread (also suitable cord, rope or embroidery floss) with a length of about 30 cm
  • Salt – 2 tablespoons
  • Borax – 4 tbsp
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • Dishes for soaking
  • A pot for melting wax
  • The paper clamp
  • Wax
In a Cup or another bowl, pour half Cup warm water dissolve it in 2 tbsp salt and 4 tbsp of borax. The thread or bundle soak in this solution for 15 minutes.
After soaking the thread hang on the rope for drying clothes, in a dry place. So the thread is completely dry, allow it to otvisetsya for five days.
In a specially prepared dish melt the wax. Secure the thread with a paper clamp. Dip it into the melted wax 3-4 times. The future of the wick is completely covered with wax. Then again, hang it to dry on a clothesline. After a few minutes the wick, hand made, ready.
For making candles, cut the desired length, not forgetting the margin. Keep ready the wick can be rolled into a coil.
To create a colored fire mixture for soaking the wick, you can add one teaspoon of chemicals. For example, the chloride of strontium gives red flame, table salt is bright yellow, drill - yellow-green potassium nitrate – violet.
When you create a wick with a colored flame, you cannot use several chemicals at the same time as this may cause a chemical reaction.
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