how to get cap gun powder out of the cap?

I need to get cap gun powder out of an eight shot ring but it keeps exploding on me

Asked by cooptroop 9 years ago


My Flash Powder won't Flash. Potassium Perchlorate and Aluminum Powder. Whats wrong?

I mixed Potassium Perchlorate and Aluminum Powder and all it did was ball up.

Asked by 8 years ago



Quickest way to make silver powder

Hi all, I'd like to use silver in a project, and I'd like to know what the best method of making it quickly - I'm not interested in paying $30 to ship it to Australia. Would I get any success by filing a sheet of silver, or is there a better way of doing it? Or can I buy it somewhere locally? Here's an example of what I'm looking for, I'd like the texture to be fairly course, not the fine powdered stuff I've seen elsewhere. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/15g-0-529oz-99-99-9999-Pure-Ag-Silver-Crystals-metal-powder-varying-multi-size-/151361490810?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233dd90f7a Cheers!

Posted by jarris 3 years ago


What causes clumping of fine powder in a liquid? Answered

I make omelettes fairly often.  If the egg yolks are a little on the pale side, I'll add a bit of turmeric - a bright yellow finely powdered spice. Not enough to taste, but enough to add a bit of colour. I've noticed that if I add the turmeric before I beat the eggs (so it drops on the egg-white), the powder will clump together and stay as blobs.   If I beat the eggs first (with the yolk mixed in) it will spread over the surface and be much easier to combine. If I use paprika, it will clump whether it's added before or after I've beaten the eggs. I'm guessing this something to do with electric charge on the surface of the particles, but can someone enlighten me further.

Asked by AndyGadget 7 years ago


How do you purify aluminum? Answered

I want to know how to turn aluminum foil into aluminum powder. I have been told that aluminum foil is not pure aluminum, and I would like to know how to purify it.

Asked by Tobor 2.0 6 years ago



Help with Aluminum powder, please?

I went to home hardware today and asked the clerk in the paint department if they sold aluminum powder, and they said no, it has been banned in Canada. I am assuming its because of the use of aluminum for flash powder =PI was wondering if anybody knows some sort of store to get aluminum powder in Canada, becasue i dont want to have to order it over the internet. (i have had some mishaps with internet ordered things before)Any help/suggestions are appreciated, Thanks ! =)

Asked by FunkNattidelic 9 years ago


what powders glow under black lights?

I am wanting to show my girl scout troop how germs spread. Thought If i could find a poweder that would glow under black we could show the spread.

Asked by 9 years ago


please help me, Is any body has a controller or kit to make a home made powder filling machines?

Please help, I need controller or kit that can process powder filling machines, with timer or weight controll Thanks Efrinto, Indonesia

Asked by efrinto 6 years ago


Aluminum bronzing powder

Ok, i need aluminum bronzing powder, no not for thermite, there are more fun things to do with it, but along the same lines. The only problem is at all my local crafts stores, hardware stores and paint stores, no one sells it. I thought about using an etch-e-sketch but big ones are hard to find, kinda expensive if i wanna buy 5+ and also, half the powder is not fine at all. Grinding up aluminum foil isn't gonna work for me becasue i can't find a ball mill under $100 (not even a crap one), and i sure as sh-- ain't gonna sit there filing it off a bar. Parents aren't going to let me buy it off the internet (i wouldn't any way the prices are outrageous and they limit how much u can buy a year), electrolysis maybe? But what would i use? A battery charger? Or are their secret code names that they sell it under at hardware/paint stores? HELP

Posted by demonfox3 9 years ago


What is the best way to consume guarana seed powder? Answered

I recently bought 50g of guarana seed powder so use as a flavoring agent and caffeine source for my own energy drink. As i sadly discovered, Energy drinks such as red bull , rockstar and V dont actually use guarana, they use a synthetic substitute which tastes just like the seeds when prepared carefully to avoid being spoiled, aka, guarana flavoring. Then they add a small amount of guarana extract for the guranaine , a slow releasing form of caffeine which makes it last longer than caffeine alone. Anyway, i have my guarana seed which was improperly produced resulting in it becoming extremely bitter and completely losing its normal guarana flavour. What is the best way to consume the amounts i need to get a decent boost in the start of the day, i really do need it for work, i have a new job as a labourer, laying turf, and in a day ill lay several tonnes of grass, which takes up allot of energy, especially in 80-100 humidity at roughly 30-33 celcius. whats the best way to take my guarana seed powder, its fully dry and super fine, but also extremely bitter and foul tasting, like a half teaspoon of  pure caffeine inside a mouthfull of cinnamon powder . Any ideas on how to mask the taste? Thanks

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 5 years ago


What substance should I use for this?

I need to figure out what to use for a certain application.  It needs to have small particles, say the size of large glitter flakes, sand, styrofoam balls, or those tiny glass beads without holes that people glue onto ornaments. I'd prefer if it could pile up a bit like damp sand... not too high, 1/2 inch max is all I need.  I need it to not rot or deteriorate in a closed container for an extended period of time, and I need it to not attract a charge over time and cling to the sides of the container (like glitter and styrofoam balls do). I need to be able to push it around easily if, for example, I dragged my finger through a pan of it. I need it to be white or clear.

Asked by supersoftdrink 7 years ago



Is there any water soluble powder that when compressed into a form, stays that way?

Basically what the title says, I need it for an experiment. 

Asked by Zem 8 years ago


Can jarrah wood be used to make charcoal for black powder?

I was wondering if the charcoal produced by the burning of jarrah can be used effectively in black powder.

Asked by Tombini 8 years ago


does using salt-based tooth powder scratch your teeth?

I have soft enamel and I am looking for a natural tooth powder that, at the very least, won't further damage my enamel. Most tooth powder recipes I've seen use sea salt as an abrasive. I've also heard from dentists that salt is too abrasive and will scratch your teeth microscopically. Is this true? Could I grind the salt finely before using or would that defeat the whole purpose?

Asked by 8 years ago



Does anybody know how to produce powdered metals (Al, Fe, etc)? Answered

I have done some research and found some methods though they are more industrial such as atomization. I am curious if there is a method that could reasonably be done at home with fairly easy to find/acquire materials. Thanks in advance

Asked by pyrorower 8 years ago


Common water insoluble powders to use as heatpipe wick.

I'm wanting to make a heatpipe which works against gravity and so am looking for commonly available materials to use as a wick. Like a sugarcube on a spoon soaking up coffee. Except that since I'll probably be using water as my working fluid, the wick will need to be insoluble in water, as well as heat proof to a couple hundred degrees. A few things I've thought of to try are flour, talcum powder, chalk dust and sand. Thoughts?

Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago


Exploding color pigments - need ideas to make

Hello everyone, I am working on a film project and I need to make small explosions of colored pigments and/or powder. Below is a link to a few sample photos of the affect that I am trying to achieve. http://photogrvphy.com/pedro-aguilar-bang/ I have tried many different techniques from impact to compressed air. But I am not getting the shapes that I am looking for. I am thinking  that the best technique might be some sort of controlled explosion. This could be something detonated within a pile of the powder or potentially (and more complicated) and fully concealed shell that includes the powder. I will primarily be shooting straight down above the powder so it really only needs to explode up and out. And again, these are relatively small blasts. I would estimate the powder blasts in the images from the link are only approximately 2' in width at the most. And help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by jedikremer 1 year ago


Can chemical based projects be posted on instructables?

 I know there are projects with more hazardous components but I just want to check before I post something.?

Asked by Jbeaubrun 6 years ago


fake prop rock crushed to powder

I'm looking for something to make a crushable rock. I've seen in movies & series where a strong man would crush a rock, billiard ball or even a bolling ball. It was suggested "Flower Foam". Is their another name for this crush to powder like foam or, is there another type of stuff to make this crush to powder effect?

Posted by elkaddalek 3 years ago


Turn Aluminum ingots into Aluminum Oxide powder?

I've been smelting for quite a while and now want to make some flash powder, all tutorials use a blender or rock tumbler and aluminum foil, which I do not have(I have aluminum ingots, much more aluminum then just foil.) Can I smelt it out thin and file it finely?Or is there a better way

Asked by tom10122 5 years ago


where can i buy a fine mesh screen for separating aluminium powder? Answered

hello, i have discovered my ball mill with its large (2cm) grinding media, cant mill 100% of my aluminium powder, however it does mill roughly 50% after 8 hours, so i want to know where i can find a super thin aluminium mesh flake separator  which i can periodically sift out my powder, from the powder /flake mixture. the powder size i am looking to sift, is sufficient for use in thermite and flash powder, essentially just standard super fine aluminium powder that stains whatever it touches silvery. i have seen one before for sale on diversehobbies before, but now its gone, and i cant find one anywhere else. does anyone here know where i can find one online?

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 6 years ago


Iron Ore/Magnetite in dirt? Answered

When I pull a magnet over the dirt it sticks to the magnet then when I blow of the dirt there is black powder.  Is this magnetite, iron, or what is it (it is not from a disinigrated  piece of metal, its all over)??  How would I collect this powder fastly and efficiently??   Thanks

Asked by electronicz 5 years ago


dose any one no how to make vomiting water or powder to put in water to make someone throw up.im a nice guy lol?

I like to make vomiting powder for a project. plz help me dont just read and say ah his bad.

Asked by SNOWDOGG 9 years ago


what makes the best flash powder?potassium permanganate or nitrate?

Hello, currently performing operation "shoe candle" , for yowee. this operation is basically videoing the destruction of various fruit using flash powder or hmtd in a small 1-2ml glass vial. now, i have chosen my prefered explosive to be flash powder because after seeing the damage hmtd does when detonated in this way, i became frightful for my own safety, considering it lifted 1kg of dirt 30cm into the air and destabilizing it and making it fell as if it were dug up and loosly fille din again. ANYWAY i have come across a slight problem because i cant readily make aluminim powder enough to experiment with flash powder concuctions, and also i have about 4kg of finely powderd potassium nitrate lying around, wheras permanganate costs $10 for 25g at the pharmacy i would like to ask you instructables members, would flash powder made with potassium nitrate combust better than flash powder made with potassium permanganate the current mix i am using is 3 parts permanganate / 2 parts aluminium powder/ 1 part sulfur apparently this is the recipe for the old M-80's firecrackers i want to know if a equal or more powerful mix can be used by using potassium nitrate whoever answers will receive a best answer from me

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago


Could the ignition from a cap set off a firecracker or visco fuse?

Would the ingition from a cap (commonly used for cap guns) have the power to set off a firecracker of visco fuse? i have field tested other items. i know a cap can set off powder from a sparkler.

Asked by Austin0lsen 7 years ago


Black powder is more of a reaction than a burn of fuel and oxidizer.

I did some experimenting with charcoal and saltpetre. While making a charcoal fire i threw in some saltpetre, usually saltpeter alone burns slowly with a molten residue left over, but when i added it to the fire it created a slow burning but intense and bright light that almost melted the steel basin the fire was in. So I did some investigating, firstly I took some 3mm charcaol chips and lit one, then I threw some saltpetre on, again a intense, bright flame appeared, while observing i found that the saltpetre creates a molten pool in which the charcoal 'dissolves', I tried this with sugar, to simulate a smoke mix, but nothing close happened. So it turns out that saltpetre burns sugar when mixed with it, but actually chemically 'reacts' with charcoal. I have a question to add to this, is there any other item in the world that reacts this vigourisly with saltpetre? And if you have some charcoal and saltptre to spare can you pls try this, its really amazing.

Posted by mitchells 7 years ago


Can you dye baby powder and keep it powder?

Say I want to dye talcum powder or cornstarch powder red, blue, gray, whatever - but in the end, I still need it as a powder. Is there a way to do this?

Asked by justjimAZ 6 years ago


Is the white powder legit?

I was looking at something called white powder gold and white powder platinum and I was wondering if it works and its safe to use.

Asked by Iwantbigboom 6 years ago


can i use a laser printer's printing powder as dye? Answered

i have a broken color laser printer that i could get the colored powder out of the cartridges, i want to dye skateboard wheels (polyurethane i think)  like in this instructable,

Asked by pbergeronronronron 6 years ago


black powder charcoal

I'm making charcoal for BP using macadamia wood in a tin on a BBQ fire. The smoke is PISSING out the 1/4" hole i made in the lid but won't ignite. Any ideas/suggestions welcome.

Posted by ThreeFifty 10 years ago


What to do with ink powder?

Hi, I just happen to have a large quantity of ink powder for a laser printer from leftovers of toners. Any idea what I can do with it? I was wondering if their is a way to make paint, liquid ink or any other craft stuff with it. I also have the waist (mix of the CMYK leftovers). Thank for the help!

Posted by Zoukiny 8 years ago


glow in the dark bike

After getting hit by a car while riding at night (even though I had lights) I am considering powder-coating the frame of my bike with a glow in the dark additive. I was wondering if anyone had attempted this before, and if you had thoughts on it. Also, can you powder-coat spokes? I know powder-coating the rims is bad because it interferes with the brake pads functioning, but I'd really like my bike to be as visible as possible. 

Posted by luckbug 6 years ago


has anyone done anything with pressed powder candy before? Answered

I've seen instructions all over the internet (both here and other places) for nearly every type of candy except pressed powder candy. I've been experimenting myself with it, but the process is rather tedious, and I'd really like the help of someone who's done it before. I'm basically trying to come up with a good way to make caffeinated candy, and I think that pressed powder is the best way to go. so far, I'm making tablets using sorbitol, sucralose, caffeine and kool-aid, and I'm pressing the tablets using a cheap press (actually intended for "herbs") in a vice. however, my tablets are still flaky, and they dissolve almost immediately in the mouth; I think I need more pressure, and I think I'll only get that through a real machine. however, nobody seems to be making a cheap human-powered press that I'm aware of. If anybody's done this before, or attempted it, I'm just trying to get some advice on the best ways to go about this experiment.

Asked by codongolev 6 years ago


Would it be possible and/or probable to achieve combustion by adding a small amount of water to a specified powder mixture?

I've been looking at instructables for the past few months but only recently joined.something that really interested was an instructable about creating fire from a drop of water https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Start-Fire-with-Water/ and i thought that that was so cool. But, some of the comments suggested that one of the substances used, NH4, or Ammonium Nitrate, was now illegal. Is there possibly a better way of having that same type of powder that when it comes in contact with water, it will light on fire? If so, please tell me or give me a link to something else that will tell me how to do so (I don't even know if that actually was ammonium nitrate, but that is what the creator said.).

Posted by The Musicman 9 years ago


Would a piezo ignitor Ignite blackpowder?

I am planning a hand cannon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_cannon But instead of a fuse i want to use a piezo ignitor and copper pipe ! Will it ignite the blackpowder Sucessfully

Asked by stephenniall 8 years ago


Please help me identify this item!!!

A few of these items were found by 3 different volunteers during a beach cleanup in New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy rolled through, destroying huge sand dunes and leaving debris everywhere.  They are clear yellowish glass tubes or ampules (ampoules) filled with a white powder.  I searched all over the internet for a match to these with no luck, but I did find an article on a large storm that hit NJ in 1962, in which a woman reported,    “We had sea grass everywhere, and there were glass ampules everywhere that contained a white powder. Our father told my sister and me not to touch them.”  Also found on the cleanup were old glass bottles all over the place from the 1920's-1950's so I'd imagine these could possibly be just as old.  Maybe they came from the sea, maybe unearthed from being under the sand for sometime? Any ideas on what this could be? Thanks for looking!

Asked by SurfJockey 5 years ago


Can somebody identify this plant?

I bought this plant a couple of weeks ago in the houseplant section of my local garden centre. It came with a label that I soon found to be completely wrong (It's certainly not a cactus) and now I have no idea how to look after it. At first it grew very quickly and then slowed down dramatically, so I fear that it isn’t getting the right care. It has long, smooth, chunky leaves (Though I’m not sure you would call them leaves) and a pale green stem. At first most of the plant was covered with a kind of hydrophobic white powder that has since worn off. If someone could provide the name of this plant that would be perfect, thanks a lot!

Asked by Ikkalebob 5 years ago


concrete powder type? Answered

What type or specification of concrete powder you are using? is this different with concrete powder using on house or building structure?

Asked by aeroadrian 4 months ago


Aluminum powder substitute in thermite?

Is there anything I can use as a sub for aluminum powder when making thermite? Or any good way without a mill, grinder, or blender to make powder?

Asked by Dudemister1019 5 years ago


where can i buy sulfur powder

Sulfur powder

Asked by MichaelM617 2 years ago


mini cannon? Answered

Mini cannon works with black powder. do its possible to make it works with other tips of powder (no black powder, no flash powder)

Asked by copper tube 6 years ago


how do u get aluminium powder

How do u get aluminium powder? do u just grind aluminium into a fine powder or what??

Posted by 10wellsmit 10 years ago


Flash Powder Problems!!!!!

Every time I use flash powder from firecrackers to try to make a big one all it does is burn up. No matter how hard I try to compress the flash powder all it does is burn up when it is supposed to blow up. Any tips?

Posted by joeskater26 10 years ago


how do you make a rocket motor without kno3 or visco fuses? Answered

I have tried a lot of rocket engines with match powder and they have never worked.none of my fuses haver worked either.

Asked by watson9194 9 years ago


why is my blackpowder burning so slow?

I have been using kno3 willow charcoal and sulphur (all are fine powders) to the ratio 75:15:10 but my results are not impressive at all it burns like a wet fart lol but i want it quicker to make firecrackers what am i doing wrong i have tried the most common tecniques from theinternet but to my dismay none of them work starting to get really annoyed as i spent a fair bit on the ingrediants and i dont want it to be a waste any ideas any1?

Asked by 125mike 8 years ago