Since the time of cavemen, it seems that we humans have a natural fascination for fire. There’s just something about the way it glows and crackles that just catches the eye. And possibly the fact that we can destroy so many things with it. Matches, lighters, and even butane torches are fun to use and all, but flamethrowers are where it’s really at. Most of them are too big and bulky to have fun with, but here’s one that is nice and small, yet still creates a show.
Instructables user PDRWLSN has put together a nice guide on how to make your own handheld flamethrower. While the basic concept is rather simple, the frame is what really makes this device so desirable, and it’s also the hardest part to make. Well, it’s actually pretty simple, if you have a laser cutter, but otherwise it’ll take a lot of work with a scroll saw. In the end, you’re left with a device that will have almost no practical use in life, but will be fun for pyromaniac.