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Esteban Acosta
(exodus125) - F
Titanium fire pistons on 08/31/2009 09:42:20 MDT Print View

here are some titanium fire pistons I made.

tritanium fire piston with no grooves

titanium fire piston with grooves

Edited by exodus125 on 08/31/2009 09:45:52 MDT.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Titanium fire pistons on 08/31/2009 09:51:34 MDT Print View

That's pretty awesome. I never knew what a fire piston was and after all my reading on bushcraft and the like, that surprised me!

I would love a traditional one! This seems awesome too though! Great work on it!

Edit: Here is a site selling them..http://rosemtnfirepistons.com/zen/

I'm sure you could make one from cheaper, though surely heavier material than the titanium. Seems like a simple concept.

Edited by arichardson6 on 08/31/2009 09:58:35 MDT.

Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
fire piston on 08/31/2009 12:21:21 MDT Print View

For an UL forum, your post is missing one important info, what is the weight :) ?

Esteban Acosta
(exodus125) - F
weight on 08/31/2009 12:27:57 MDT Print View

never thought about gettig a weight on it. The tube walls are 3mm thick and the rod is solid Ti. Its not built light, but it can take some punishment. You could probably drop this from the side of a mountain with no problem.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Fire Pistons on 08/31/2009 12:51:52 MDT Print View

Esteban,
Wow, those look AWESOME! Any chance we could see a video of them in action? Pretty please?

Esteban Acosta
(exodus125) - F
video on 08/31/2009 12:58:38 MDT Print View

yep, here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Wv55OkQvM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbsYXHwrzsU&feature=related

Edited by exodus125 on 08/31/2009 13:00:17 MDT.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Video on 08/31/2009 13:00:13 MDT Print View

Cool, thanks! They're bigger than I thought.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Question on 08/31/2009 13:15:09 MDT Print View

Esteban,
I have a quick question for you but you don't have PM enabled. Can you email me at jasonk1974@msn.com

Esteban Acosta
(exodus125) - F
mail on 08/31/2009 13:16:29 MDT Print View

yes, email on the way.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Titanium fire pistons on 08/31/2009 13:27:19 MDT Print View

Hey Esteban,

Didn't realize you were selling these! Thought you were just showing one off that you made! Why not post some prices and stuff?

Esteban Acosta
(exodus125) - F
price on 08/31/2009 13:34:15 MDT Print View

didn't know if it was allowed or not.

A plain piston with no heat anodizing is $125. With heat anodizing its an extra $20. I can also fill the groove onthe body with glow epoxy so it glows int he dark for an extra $10.

glow ring dayglow ring nightlit chaga

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Titanium fire pistons on 08/31/2009 15:56:00 MDT Print View

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1169797/fire_piston_diy_diesel_lighter/

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Carbon fiber fire piston on 08/31/2009 22:25:44 MDT Print View

Esteban

Very cool! and the glow in the dark rings are a nice feature.

Here is my piston, .5oz, aluminum and carbon fiber construction.carbon fiber fire piston