Introduction: How to Make Black Powder


lennyb (author)2012-10-28

the safest way to make black powder is to wet the ingredients{stale urine is best}
after its blended let it dry then break it up to the grain size you need.

Kiteman (author)lennyb2012-10-29

Urine? You only need that it you're extracting your own salt petre.

Grind all the ingredients to size *separateley*, then mix by tumbling.

Kiteman (author)2012-10-28

Do NOT grind the mixed ingredients in a pestle and mortar - I know of at least two people who have lost several fingers doing that.

As for grinding them in a coffee grinder, you are just BEGGING for a serious, potentially-fatal accident.

If you want to make black powder, folks, find a different tutorial to follow.

rimar2000 (author)Kiteman2012-10-28

Yes, Kiteman. When I was a teenager, I was filling a firework rocket and suddenly it lit by friction under my hand. I was lucky that there was only a bit of powder and not suffered serious hurt, only a superficial burn.

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