If sparklers are the most dangerous type of pyrotechnics you’ve ever dabbled with, it’s time to up your game with a homemade flamethrower that brings even more spectacle to your next backyard BBQ with rainbow-colored flames.
In the right hands anything can be used as a dangerous weapon. And in this case the anything is a container of corn starch, and the right hands belong to Ivan Owen, who used a leaf blower, an acetylene torch, and a flour sifter to turn the innocuous pantry staple into flamethrower fuel.
Whether you've got to start that campfire, like, 30 seconds ago, are ineffectually defending yourself from Polar Bear attacks, or just really want to get arrested at airport security, this hand-crafted hand-torch can do them all. Here's how to construct your own.
Many of you are probably either snowed in, cold, or at least inconvenienced by the latest onslaught of flakes. Shoveling sucks! Snowblowers are obnoxious! The elegant solution? Flamethrowers, as asked of MIT by the Mayor of Boston, 60 years ago.
Whatever you're pedaling, it's time to give it a stern, disappointed look. Because it just got obliterated by this flame-thrower strapping, ejector seated, caterpillar tracked monster. The BOND Bike, friends, leaves me shaken and stirred.
It's best not to ask why someone would outfit his trombone with a flamethrower. The better question is why the rest of the brass section hasn't followed suit.
There's nothing quite like the home creation of deadly weapons. I mean, what could go wrong? This beautiful $11 wall chart explains how everyday materials can become a propane-powered flamethrower, and there's a potato cannon version, too. Take a look: