Gee I always took some fine steel wool shaped it into a "wire" with a
thin section in the middle and
thicker section at the ends, then bend it in two . Hooked to a nice
motorbike battery for a few seconds it seemed to always fire off rocket
crude but effective.
> I used to make ignitors by taking a single strand out of a
> multistrand 16
> Guage wire,bend it like an ignitor, and dip it in black powder which
> mixed with elmers white glue and a little water. I'd wait for them
> tro dry
> and believe it or not they worked. (sometimes)
> The best way was to strip the middle of a sort piece of wire, clip
> away all
> the strands but one or two, and then bend it over, dip it, and tape
> the two
> wires together.
> Never tried to refine it.
> > I'm sure someone out there makes their own ignitors similar to the
> > Electric Match style. Anyone out there have a homemade brew which
> > they are willing to share?
> > I've been trying a few things here over the past couple weeks but
> > can't find anything which I feel would sufficiently heat/ignite the
> > propellant.
> > Should I cease my crusade for the Holy Grail and dip using the
> > commerial stuff?
> > Thanx,
> > Chris