Compress the long roll
to make a shorter,
If you had made a millefieri cane and
reduced it you would probably not want
to try to scale it back up by squashing it
into a larger roll. But when making fire,
some deformation is desirable... but not
too much or it will look more swirled and
less like fire.
fat roll into
It doesn't need to be a cube, but it should
be a block with more or less vertical sides
and a flat top and bottom.
at the block
to cut slices
to yield a fire
There really is a best direction to slice
the block. In one direction you will
get mostly lines. In another (cutting as
if it were a millefiori cane) you'll get
some variation, but it won't look like
fire as much as the third direction.
The ones below were cut in the wrong direction.
Cut one slice
to clean up the
end and see
cut in the right
The best way to know for sure is to cut a
slice off and see. Each slice will look
different, but you'll know after even one
if you are cutting in the wrong direction.
slices as needed
Either leave it as a solid block or cut thin
slices to use on future projects.
I connect them side to side to make a long
strip of fire. Taller fire sections require
a taller block.
I use sheets of paper to display and store
the small sections of fire.