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Project by jSchrock posted 01-05-2009 02:07 AM 3698 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not exactly woodworking but i was proud of myself. My wife told me about these little house so i had to give it a shot. Finally we found a website that laid everything out. Somewhere around 200 matchsticks per a house and some time as always that first is the hardest one. no glue just pressure from the match heads. It’s a pain in the neck but good exercise in dexterity.

The first picture is with stove matches and the other to are regular matches.

Here try it out for yourself http://www.englishrussia.com/?p=326





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#1 posted 01-05-2009 02:14 AM

it was much cooler after i read it was all pressure fitted. looks neat. i bet it’d burn pretty nice too ;)

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#2 posted 01-05-2009 02:15 AM

sweet posting

welcome to lj’s

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#3 posted 01-05-2009 02:16 AM

Thats cool or should I say hot!!! I bet there’s a no smoking sign inside, right? You say there is no glue used in this?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 01-05-2009 02:24 AM

Neat!!

It’s hard to imagine- no glue!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 03:16 AM

no glue!!!! nice.just don’t light them.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 05:44 AM

That’s pretty neat. I think I’m gonna have to try that. Looks like it’ll be really tempting to add a lit match to it after it’s all done, though. Since you’ve been through the process already, how young a child do you think could handle the build? That would be with adult help.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

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#7 posted 01-05-2009 03:54 PM

Sef

I guess a preteen could do it but it depends on the kid and adult. I could get my neices or nephew to stay still long enough. So i made a couple of quick ones for them and yes the house burn well.

No Glue but i did use tweezers to handle the matchsticks.

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#8 posted 01-06-2009 05:53 AM

NICE!!! Do you have fire insurance on it?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 01-06-2009 11:24 PM

Just don’t drop them near a rough surface!

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#10 posted 01-09-2009 02:25 AM

I wonder if it has a fireplace…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 01-09-2009 02:39 AM

Are the houses Insured for fire
GREAT JOB

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 05-20-2009 09:35 PM

whoa now thats cool err maybe hot

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 05-21-2009 04:02 AM

amazing something unique good job

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