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post #104 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 02:48 PM
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Saw these pics on Yahoo and thought you guys might enjoy them. Pretty cool stuff.

“I make the orbs by having a wire with a light on one and a switch on the other, with a wire in between,” he explains. “You swing this vertically while pivoting around a center point and it creates a perfect sphere if you do it right.”
It usually takes him between six or eight tries before he gets one image he is happy with.

“The light sparks are actually steel wool. I secure it to a string, light it with a 9-volt battery or a lighter, and just start swinging away and sparks just go flying everywhere,” he says. “When you’re working with steel wool, it’s very important that you’re aware of your surroundings and possible things that could catch on fire. It is a little bit hard for it to cause a fire, but it’s certainly possible.”
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