Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
How to refurbish torches!This is an old torch- after second use. It would probably burn well enough but it would also shed little bits of flaming sacking which would not be so good. So we refurbish them by putting 3-4 turns of new sacking over the old- enough to cover it. An easy process especially if you can get a few together to enjoy the session. Not hard-so lets begin!....
Only a few simple tools are required. Most important is plenty of beer. I use roofing nails because they have big heads. If refurbishing go for the longer ones. Invest in sturdy wire as the fire will render thin wire useless. One can easily get 3-4 uses out of good wire. For sacking use natural jute burlap. No synthetics.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
A week or so ago Hastings Borough Bonfire society had its bonfire.....Hastings, England. It is burned on the beach. Concentrate on the area between the two wooden circles at center left. (Eventually the pile is faced with wood and decorated. This photo shows how it is constructed.)