Black Powder

Introduction: Black Powder

About: Hi, I am Griffen. Joy and you will see that most of my instructables will be about Farming, building things to ripp around your property on, blacksmithing, and knife making.

Well, I was board one day and decided to make Black Powder. So I went on youtube and looked up " How to Make Black Powder", after that, I went to work. This whole process takes about 5-10 minutes.

Step 1: Materials

- Highlighter
- Matches
- pliers
- pop can
- metal shears or scissors

Step 2: Pop Can Tray

First, you get your pop can and metal shears or scissors and cut the bottom off the can.

Step 3: Shaving the Matches

Second, you get your pliers and shave the red part off them.

Step 4: Mixing in Charcoal

Third, get your charcoal and put it in with the match parts. Mix them and grind them.

Step 5: Add Some More Match Parts ( If Needed)

If you need to, mix some more of the red part of the match in.

Step 6: Finished

Now you have finished Black Powder.

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    8 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nope, not black powder in the accepted sense. Black powder is a mixture of Sulphur, Charcoal and salt peter. (potassium nitrate.)

    Strike anywhere match heads contain phosphorus sulphide and glue.

    Safety matches contain

    Potassium chlorate (KClO3,), sulphur (s), diatomite Ca(OH)2, silica
    (SiO2.nH2O), glue, starch, and either of these: zinc oxide (ZnO) or
    calcium carbonate (CaCO3).


    Reply 4 years ago

    So wat


    Reply 3 months ago

    So if you were to use this, it would not have the exact same effect as black powder which can be a major safety issue depending on what it is being used for.


    Reply 4 years ago

    So the title, premise and entire content of the instructable is wrong.

    Anyone seeking instructions to make black powder comes here because of the title and gets the wrong information. these instructions are intended to be

    a) correct and accurate.

    b) searchable

    c) responsible.


    4 years ago

    Probably should change the title to match heads and charcoal.