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Some photos of bits I made for bonfire night 2017

28 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

Hi,

 

I tried to upload a video but the forum won't let me, so I'll have to faff about with it before I can upload.

In the meantime, here's a photo or two. First a Saxon made with Lancaster's mix from his book and secondly a tree of gerbs which was ok, but the wheel failed to spin.

 

Attached File  Saxon Firework.jpg   179.66KB   112 downloads

 

The tree of gerbs.

 

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Boiled linseed oil and oiled stars

21 December 2016 - 08:32 PM

I popped into Wilko today (Burgess Hill, West Sussex) and bought some boiled linseed oil which scanned at £1.25 for 500ml instead of the displayed price of £3.50.  don't know if this is nationwide, but if it is, you might want to try Oiled Stars from Kentish. I have never made them, but I know someone who has, who said they are a beautiful and unique effect. So if you fancy giving it a go whilst it's cheap, here's the formula.

 

 

OILED TAILED STARS FOR ROCKETS AND SHELLS.
 
Number                           1   2   3
 
Charcoal                          9   6   2
Sulphur                            9   5   2
Nitre                               32  18  9
Meal powder                  24  12  5
Sulphuret of Antimony   16      4
 
To 1 ounce add twenty-four drops of boiled linseed oil: rub them thoroughly together in a mortar; then spread out the mixture, for a few days, to dry. When dry, mix with starch, dextrine solution, or gum water, and chop into 3⁄8 or 1⁄2 inch cubical blocks.

Possibly an easy and quick way to roll match pipe.

29 November 2016 - 06:45 PM

I was watching this video that is totally unrelated to pyro. Go to 3.50 to see what may be a match pipe rollers dream method. 

 

 


If you fancy a bit of British vintage firework art on your walls

09 November 2015 - 05:10 PM

I came across these lovely reproductions whilst browsing Amazon. Ideal for the pyro nut in your life. :) 

 

http://www.amazon.co...EYTXF&sshmPath=


Should anyone need some scales for whatever reason these are on offer at Argos

03 November 2015 - 10:51 PM

They do up to 300g in 0.1g increments, up to 1500 in 0.5g increments and up to 3kg in 1g increments.

 

http://www.argos.co....ber/2782670.htm