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Old Feb 14, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Matchstick McLaren

What you do if you have way too much free time on your hands, lotsa matches, and a buncha glue.

(warning to children: use glue only in a well ventilated area or you might wind up like this guy)



http://jalopnik.com/355967/man-build...00-matchsticks




I wonder what he did with all the match heads ?.
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Build a Sr. Telemaster, darn near the same thing!
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 12:46 PM
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I guess the only way to follow that up is to build a Greyhound bus out of Bic lighters.

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Old Feb 14, 2008, 01:39 PM
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I wonder what he did with all the match heads ?.
Probably planinng to use them as fuel for the car, or for the solid rocket boosters.
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 07:15 PM
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Waaaaaay too much work... does it come in an RTR version?
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 07:30 PM
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This thread prompted a memory. We used to remove a spoke from a bicycle wheel and reverse the threaded on "nut" that goes thru the rim, and only screw it on a small distance. This created a barrel of sorts, that we filled with scrapings from wooden match heads. Shove a plug of some kind into the muzzle end and hold a lighted match under the breach end. Goes off with a bang and shoots the plug.
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Build a Sr. Telemaster, darn near the same thing!
Super cool. What power? 123 here.
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 09:09 PM
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I dont care what ya'all say.......that thing was pretty cool! I wonder what he was thinking when they kept changing the design every year?

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:51 PM
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This thread prompted a memory. We used to remove a spoke from a bicycle wheel and reverse the threaded on "nut" that goes thru the rim, and only screw it on a small distance. This created a barrel of sorts, that we filled with scrapings from wooden match heads. Shove a plug of some kind into the muzzle end and hold a lighted match under the breach end. Goes off with a bang and shoots the plug.
We used to do that too sarge. But we would cut open a shotgun shell and use the Blackpowder grains and a single shot.






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Old Feb 16, 2008, 12:08 PM
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so how many matches was that?
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 12:20 PM
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We used to do that too sarge. But we would cut open a shotgun shell and use the Blackpowder grains and a single shot.






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Heh. Back when smoking inside a business was still legal, we had one salesman at the lumberyard where I worked who smoked constantly. We had a cut down 155 shell base as an ashtray, and one time we cut a 12 gauge shell open and spread the powder in the ashtray.

Man that was awesome.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 12:33 PM
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I think we are in "DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS" territory here. I will refrain from sharing the great flaming mushroom cloud a small can of lighter fluid can produce and how that is achieved for this reason, cool as though.

Also, anyone else miss strike anywhere matches? Those were fun, fun, fun. All sorts of things to do with them.

A friend of mine's brother knew how to make a smokebomb pen with these. You needed a pen, like a bic clic, only metal lasted much longer. (This was the days of secret agent man, man from U.N.C.L.E. and all that).

You would take the ink cartridge out, take a bobby pin and bend it to the correct configuration and put it in the end of the pen where the ball point was, and use the spring, so that the bobby pin became a springed trigger, it had a little bend in it where it exited the pen, so you could pull it up. You had to make this bobby pin the right length so it would strike the head of a strike anywhere match, which was shoved into the top plunger housing of the retractable pen. You stick it in your pocket and it looks like a normal pen. You could pull up on the little bobby pin and release it, it would strike the match, which became oxygen starved and streamed smoked like crazy out of the hole in the end, leaving a very sulfery smelling cloud of smoke to make your secret escape.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Heh. Back when smoking inside a business was still legal, we had one salesman at the lumberyard where I worked who smoked constantly. We had a cut down 155 shell base as an ashtray, and one time we cut a 12 gauge shell open and spread the powder in the ashtray.

Man that was awesome.
Did he quit smoking? (His hair, that is....)
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 03:48 PM
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No, and he was pissed.

But it was funny. Nobody put an eye out.
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