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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:35 pm

I'm agreeing with PCguy here, ninja seems to be rather ignorant and careless.

Ignorant:
Amused by pressure devices, calls a sythesis a "recipe", fails to realize that that purple smoke (iodine vapor) is poisonous, salvages materials from sparklers, WAY overstates the sensitivity of nitroglycerine.

Careless:
Has no regard for shrapnel, has no respect for HEs.
I used to be overly brash too... 'till I had an experience with ~3 grams of *chemical* packed into a pen tube and placed in a water-filled soda can. My ears rang for a week, my right lense from my glasses was nocked out of the frame and bruised my eye (recovered), and I had varius superficial wounds on my hands and face... all because of a make-shit fuse. It's electric ignition from the end of 50' of speaker wire from now on.
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:34 pm

some days when me and my friends are bored, we take just a normal tin can, and hammer/drill a hole in it the same diameter as a firecracker. Then you stick one in the hole, and put the can in a bucket with about 1-2 inches of water, depending on the can size. Then you just light the fuse, and the can gets shot up Waaaaaayyyyyy high! :D
it's fun
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Unread postAuthor: toza » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:56 pm

i live in a town of about 16 thousan(40 thousand in the holidays right now)so we dont have a china town and i've heard the fireworks place in fichwick are closed except for like new years and stuff like that. but i've also heard that like two days before new years eve they just sell big bags of fireworks for like ten bucks to little 12 yer old kids and stuff:"here little kid have a big bag of black cats and maybe some dynamite!!!!!! have fun and if yo get hurt, not our responsiblility!!!!!" lol
i'm pursing a career as a pyrotechnition so if anyone knows of any courses preferably in nsw and next to the coast(i surf alot and couldn't stand being away from the sea for more that a month)please send me an email(toza_b@hotmail.com)
thanx :D

also does anyone know of fertilisers that you can get in bunnings warehouse or mitre ten or thrifty link or something that has potassium nitrate in it or can be used in explosives?
thanx
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:21 pm

Can't you use google? That being said, grant's stump remover.
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:04 pm

i live in australia in sydeny and have done the whole fire works thing and i know were to get potasium nitrate and all that but whats easier to get and funner to use than gun powder is zinc dust that you can get at any powdered metal company and sulfur you can get at places for horses or at a shop called elders together there quite a powerful mix and when lit make a green flash and when you contain them they make a decent bang.
but i dont suggest useing it like that because they just braught out a new law that you get fined $1000 for making fire works and 27k if your caught buying or selling so be careful and have fun and the fine only applies to australia. :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: toza » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:24 am

cool thanx. i already have a sulfur source but do you know a place where you can easily get the zinc dust? like a hardware store or another store found everywhere around australia? cause i cant be bothered to get it off powdered metal compainies :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:46 am

hi, i have made many types of bombs, match head, sparklers, black powder, magnesam, aluminum powder, gas (liquid and vapor), rocket propelled, trip trigger, remote trigger, by far the most powerfull i will not mentchion due to people will try it for themselfs, i only reply to this to impress the need for safty, i still have all my fingers, but 3 of my close friends dont, and 1 of them is dead, only because he did not pay enough attention to safty, i miss him very much, i know him since i was very young, please be safe no matter what you think up or try, good luck be safe!
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:21 pm

you can't get zinc dust from hardware unfortunataly so you have to go to one of those powdered metal companies here is the link i used

[url]http://www.metalpowders.com.au/

good luk :P and be very careful[/url]
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Unread postAuthor: toza » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:15 am

thankyou very much. and i will be carefull i always hide behind big trees at least ten metres away the first three times i try out explosives.and i always research them too.
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:24 am

good good but you could just hide behind big trees 30ms away then you only have to do it once :D
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Unread postAuthor: toza » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:47 am

lol do you have any more ideas for kool bombs? i currently have a milo tin a aerosole can and about 500 sparkelers not to mention 150 of those things that go CRACK that you get out of bon bons(not the candy, the things that you pull on cristmas) :) :) :) any ideas??? :D
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:05 pm

well not a bomb but a good rocket to stick on the back of a toy car
get a metal tube about a inch thick and 6 inchs long then make a nozzle out of clay in one end and find a cork that fits very tighly in the tube fill the tube with crushed up sparkler powder put the cork in the end really tightly and tape it there put a fuse in through the hole in the nozzle an vola you have a very nice little rocket that wont shoot up in to the sky (to weak for that) but will propelle a toy car or its self along the ground. 8)
also i forgot to mention if you do get zinc dust and sulpher you can add a little bit of pottasiun nitrate to the mix to make it slower burning and a rocket fuel but if you dont get the nozzle size right with that mix it may go bang :D
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Unread postAuthor: Lucas_Pukas » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:29 pm

This is all fun and games, but remember: Accidents do happen even under the most carefull planning. And people do get hurt.


And as a side note: Just about everyone has put their two cents in about safety. Thats great, beacuse homemade "incendiary devices" are dangerous. Also, it is usually illegal to do construct the afore mentioned items...as 4 of my friends and myself found out. After a Class III Felony and a two night stay in jail on a $25,000 bond, I am done with the homemade pyrotechnics.

I'm all for having a good time, but keep in mind the risks and concequences...
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:11 pm

guys i am going to be a pyrotecnic engier(sp) and to do that i need a pyrotecnic licence i have been doing reserch and if you realy want to mess around with home made fireworks get a licence. whith a licence you can make fireworks at home depending on your level that the inspectors give you so if you are a real pyro head do some recerch and get legal so you don't get busted like Lucas_Pukas above me
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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:09 am

hey dragon finder do you live in australia and if so is your name mark if not im srry for the stupid question and if you dont want to tell me dont
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