Posted by Ron Fontaine on July 15, 2015
Sebastian who lives in Illinois, a repeat FireSteel.com customer, is kind enough to share his interesting method for creating a handle for his FireSteel that also has an embedded compass.
His unique FireSteel handle is attached to a FireSteel.com 3/8 -inch diameter by 4-inch long Armageddon FireSteel. The other end of the wooden handle has one of our button compasses securely glued in place. He has also added a lanyard through which a Magnesium Bar (as a fire starting aid) and Super Scraper has been strung.
In Sebastian's own words, this is how he did it:
* After all drilling is done but prior to attaching anything I used Pecan Walnut 1 step stain and seal (2 coats). Put nails into each end temporarily to suspend over parallel 2x4's and allow stain to dry.
I think Sebastian's baked wood FireSteel handle came out well. I hope it sparks some FireSteel ideas of your own!
And remember, FireSteel.com FireSteels are made using an especially high-sparking formula. When you want the best you can't go wrong choosing our FireSteels for your unique project.
Enjoy the day, and have fun making fires,
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