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Improvised Ball Mill?

20 June 2011 - 10:15 AM

At the moment I dont have a ball mill,
I will perhaps make one in the future but at the moment there is none available.

What I do have is a treadmill (Running machine) would it be possible to just set the machine on slow and place the container containing BP and some heavy bearings onto the belt of the treadmill.

I will then prevent the container from rolling off, now it should just sit against the treadmill belt and rotate??

Sorry for the rubbish description but I hope you get the Idea :)

Where To Start?

17 June 2011 - 03:53 PM

As anyone who saw my first post will know i am new to pyro (and very naive :unsure: ) and need (lots!) guidence on where to start.

I dont want to ever make anything complex, large or too dangerous ( I do realise that there is always some hazard even with raw 'ingredients'- (Right Word?)
So anyway I do have a basic understanding of things but that is as far as my knowlage goes.

I have seen people making KNO3+sugar rockets on youtube and they looked to be reativley simple and cheap to make but then again I though FP was a good place to start...
I have seen that this forum is for people who know their stuff so I dont want to drag the level of profesionalism on the forum down so just try and bear with me, i may seem very eager but i realise that this isnt simple stuff and that I must have a respect for what I am doing.

As I've said any advice any guidence and maybe a good starting point will all be appriciated, as yet I dont have any kit or chemicals.


where to get powdered Mg

16 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

I am new to pyro and am wondering what is an idea mesh size for Mg in KNo3 Flash powder, and where can I get it?
Thanks and hello :)