Re: Torch material
Jerry Lloyd (JDL1939@AOL.COM)
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 21:57:24 -0400
>I am looking for Torch ideas.........<
We make our torches with burlap and old retired tent and dinning fly canvas.
We take a piece of canvas about 12" wide by about 3 ft long. Put a piece of
burlap, 6" by 18-24" on the canvas and fold the long edges of the canvas over
the burlap 3" on each side the make a 6" wide pad. The edges are folded in
to keep from having loose strings from falling off. The pad is then rolled
onto a stick about 1" to 1 1/2" in diameter and 36-42" long. The end is also
folded back under so there are no loose ends. The end is then secured with a
nail and steel wire is wrapped around the pad several times and secured to
the nail. The nail keeps the pad from sliding down the stick and burning a
hand and also provides a good way the hold the wire.
The torches are then soak in kerosene for 3 hours and hung up above some
buckets to drain for 2 hours.
Our tourches last a good 30-45 mins.
Used to be a Buffalo and Good O'l Staff too.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City