Jump to content


Member Since 23 May 2003
Offline Last Active Apr 28 2004 05:45 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Fuses...

15 November 2003 - 02:12 PM

Sticking the string & KNO3 sol. in the freezer works well as the pot. nitrate crystalises out & you can simply squeeze off any excess water. You then have a very intimate oxidiser/string complex!

In Topic: Thermite

10 November 2003 - 08:47 PM

Not on the subject of fuse, BUT... According to my book of statutes, manufacture of explosives isn't a criminal offence, though if they cause harm (or the risk of harm) to people, it is. NB. There doesn't have to be an actual risk, just a theoretical risk, so doing it miles from anywhere is still not an option (according to my textbook). No doubt the regs relating to gunpowder are in some civil statute somewhere... I shall have a look sometime

In Topic: Red Stars

07 November 2003 - 02:32 PM

Sculpy (fimo) will work as a chlorine donor, just grate the undried stuff on a lemon zester or similar. Then again, the colours aren't as good as those sugar based stars. I wonder if you could bind with NC lacquer to waterproof them? I shall have to leave someone else to try as I'm stuck many miles away from home & have an essay on doctor's liabilites to disabled children to write... <_< :( :unsure:

In Topic: Propellants

18 August 2003 - 07:02 PM

That epoxy proplellant is a nightmare. Very difficult to put into tubes & ignite. I have to admit that the KNO3 wasn't very finely ground though...

In Topic: Comet/star pumps

08 August 2003 - 09:42 PM

It almost sounds too easy to be true... I shall do a search. Thanks