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Top 10: Flamethrowers!

Searching related content for yesterday’s Pistol Flamethrower post, I came to the startling realizations that A) we have lots of great flamethrower-related content in the archives and B) hard as it may be to believe, we have not rounded it up before. That oversight is hereby rectified. Thank you, and you’re welcome.  Enjoy!

#10

Weekend Project: Make a fireball shooter


#9

World’s noisiest flamethrower


#8

Flame-throwing robot draws on your lawn


#7

Anti-flamethrower mosquito


#6

Flamethrower trombone


#5

Create fire with your mind using DIY pyrokinesis


#4

Homemade backpack flamethrower


#3

Flour-based flamethrower


#2

Functioning X-men “Pyro” costune flamethrower appliance


#1

Fire-breathing snowman is standing contradiction

18 thoughts on “Top 10: Flamethrowers!

  1. Why not feature some of the real flamethrowers? Number 4 comes closest. They do an excellent job of killing.
    Seriously, what’s next? The best fuel oil/fertilizer bomb? DIY anthrax? Please stick to non-lethal projects.

    1. Hey look! It’s the Make Police, here to tell us what projects we aren’t allowed to know about! The fact is that lots of projects here are dangerous, and even regular household items can be used to kill. Should Make avoid projects about knives, swords, or railguns because they can be used to kill people? Or model rocketry projects because someone might hurt themselves?

      For more flameshooting awesomeness (including mind-controlled fire!) check out Site3 coLaboratory http://site3.ca/projects/

  2. You missed on the Flamethrower Trombone.  There is a real Flamethrower Trombone that shoots flames and a fireball called the “Frankenhorn” made by a kid named Scott from Jackson, MO

  3. You missed on the Flamethrower Trombone.  There is a real Flamethrower Trombone that shoots flames and a fireball called the “Frankenhorn” made by a kid named Scott from Jackson, MO

  4. I love the pic for #4. At first glance, the “house for sale” sign in the foreground really begins to tell a story with the crazy flamethrower guy in the background. Then you notice it’s already sold. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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