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dr thrust

Member Since 21 May 2007
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#85788 1lb coreburner tooling for nozzleless hand rammed motors

Posted by dr thrust on 30 July 2015 - 05:40 AM

Hi sparky, if you want your rockets to launch, launch the wooden mallet as far as you can , it's not ideal, go for a rawhide,brass, or copper hammer , I had the same prob when I swapped to a rubber mallet Cato after Cato , look at a tube support as well, you can go to town on the ramming

#80980 happy new year "thingy" build

Posted by dr thrust on 03 January 2014 - 12:34 PM

thanks! but its a handle not a spindle,! lol you guys have got "pyro" on the brain......ho ...er .. yes its a pyro forum! ha ha , hopefully ill bump into some of you chaps this year, regards the doc :)

#80969 happy new year "thingy" build

Posted by dr thrust on 01 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

a very happy new year! lets hope its a great one for the society and all :)

#80958 Happy Christmas and New Year

Posted by dr thrust on 24 December 2013 - 05:59 PM

merry Christmas to you Vic! and all my friends on the forum  :)

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#80661 show us your 2013 stash!

Posted by dr thrust on 20 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

as the title says.....

i kick off with my stash :)


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#79033 Delay compositions.

Posted by dr thrust on 17 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

Every option is Worth investigation , it's this that makes amateur pyrotechnical experimentation so fascinating , I do know one method of Chinese delay through dissection of a motor a mixture of hard granules of bentonite and bp pressed together to form a fast and easy to manufacture ( no pass fire hole ) combined clay bulkhead and delay.

#78997 automation in the firework industry

Posted by dr thrust on 15 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

i have the same set up in my shed,interesting to see a peanut shell used for the heading,( the one shell i could never pull off) i thought most of these headers just had a plastic bag full of stars and burst, great tooling video, hand ramming will never seem the same again lol

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#78217 Post your 2102 Stash

Posted by dr thrust on 04 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

lol its a "dti snake" no not a new kind of firework but something to do with them.....its a on/off lever operated bendy arm on a magnetic base that holds a dti gauge (test dial indicator,.. what?? i hear you say well lets put it where it belongs not on a table but on my new to me (lol) colchester student lathe with taper turning
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#78107 Asda selling fireworks online

Posted by dr thrust on 22 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

i was in asda tonight buying ribena lol, and had a quick nosey at the fireworks as you do, just cant understand how one would pay,£80, or £120 on one cake

#77981 TV Heads Up

Posted by dr thrust on 05 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

didn't know where to post this, but it looks like an appropriate thread Dr Sidney Alford guest stars at 14.00 splitting logs with bp, nice :)

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#76497 Charcoal

Posted by dr thrust on 21 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

im a carpenter by trade, and i can confirm, if is a green colour then its been "tanalized" and most properly contains arsenic compounds , i have a wood burner at home and they recommend you dont burn it, so i dont :) .although ive worked with treated timbers for structural roof members, no colour but strong odour, with the recommendation one, wears gloves/ washes their hands afterwards.
so id give it a miss myself

#70383 interesting videos

Posted by dr thrust on 07 November 2010 - 02:21 PM

somthing a bit more tasteful, gas can banjo :)
"mean mary" kicks ass on the banjo! clicky

#69126 post your 2010 stash

Posted by dr thrust on 11 October 2010 - 08:09 PM

hi ya as the title says ..
i popped up to epic on Sunday ( very nice people indeed, made us a brew with choc biscuits)
this is what i got , 1 humming hornet, 1 high voltage ,1 air boss,1 angels n demons,wild horses, dark thunder,mad moth, fire snake, crackle snake,quick fire,six machine,ring of fire,silver spirals,magnito,thunderous finale,shogun,glitzy blitz krazy clock,cascade, firey eye, ect
rockets, love heart :huh: ,python,orb,king rocket( packed with stars!)stealth bomber,2razors,crown jewels, echo bombs,3 tomahawks,smiley face, six lanterns and a few wheels ! and again thanx paul
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#56517 interesting videos

Posted by dr thrust on 28 May 2009 - 05:07 PM

the letter h is for hydroplane hmmmmm steam engines :)