Always take proper safety precautions around fire, this article is not intended for children. I’ve used blow torches/weedburners for many years now. They can make it much easier to start bonfires and to get rid of weeds growing in gravel driveways, etc. Whenever fire is involved, always play it safe.
Boring Company Not a Flamethrower
If you’ve followed Elon Musk at all, you probably heard about his announcement to raise funds for his Boring Company through some merchandising. Elon has referred to the movie Spaceballs before and likely got some ideas from the merchandising scene. Originally 50,000 hats, and then came Flamethowers which were initially presumed by many to be a joke, but it wasn’t…
Hats sold out, flamethrowers coming soon!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2017
Not a Flamethrower – 2 Days and Soldout
With a limited edition run of 20,000, these flamethrowers (which are really just a blow torch mounted to an air soft gun) sold out after just 2 days.
Flamethrowers sold out
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2018
Later dubbed as “Not a Flamethrower”, these can now be found on eBay, marked well above the original $499 price. So what do you do if you want one without getting gouged on the price? Consider building your own!
Build Your Own Boring Company Not a Flamethrower!
On his So I Had This Idea… channel, Jason Salerno takes you through the steps on how his build. Starting with the same air soft gun model, Jason used a blow torch, propane extension hose, and water bottle bicycle mount to create this replica.
To see the complete list of materials Jason used, check out the desciption on his YouTube video page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=190&v=GveWDLBmc8Y
This is the only project video on his channel, hopefully Jason gets around to creating some new videos soon!