This flamethrower ukulele is Caleb Kraft’s fiery homage to the 2015 action-movie Mad Max: Fury Road. The ukulele was inspired by Doof Warrior’s flamethrower guitar from Mad Max.
“I didn’t want to try to replicate exactly what he had, and I also wanted to scale things down to be marginally safer. My version can be built from hardware store parts in a very short amount of time,” Kraft writes in the introduction to his how-to guide. Playing with fire can be hazardous to your health, so make sure you use common sense and follow appropriate safety precautions if you decide to build your own flamethrower-instrument.
The married Springfield, Missouri resident is the community editor for Make: Magazine, and has previously worked as an IT administrator, small business owner, and an instructor in 3D modeling.