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 4 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 10 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 2 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


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 8 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 9 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


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


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


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 u get aluminium powder

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

Posted by 10wellsmit 11 years ago


Rock Candy: powdered sugar vs table sugar

Will powdered sugar work in rock candy? I already know that table sugar works.

Posted by mmme99 7 years ago


were can get magnesium powder

Where can I get pure magnesium powder??? it's for an instructable on a novlety candle that never goes out!! help me please!!!!!!!

Posted by instructa-fan 11 years ago


flash paper!

This idea came from cartoons so bear with me.i have seen some flash powder instructables but not any flash paper ones (or so i think)using tetranites flash powder (https://www.instructables.com/id/Flash-Powder/) and mix with the idea of making paper (http://www.pioneerthinking.com/makingpaper.html) if you substituted "recycled paper" with flash powder could you make a flash paper that would ignite with a poof when lit. my conclusion is that the sponge would absorb the water along with the powder, but adding flash powder after making the paper while its still "wet" in step 9 add a layer of powder and sandwich it. maybe have one end without powder to make a rough fuse.i dont know what do you people think?

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 10 years ago


How to grind or shred aluminum cans?

Greetings, I'm am looking for methods to grind or shred up aluminum cans enough to be put in a ball mill (rock tumbler with steel balls in it) to make aluminum powder. I read that a stone grinder will cause it to melt. I read that aluminum foil can be ground in a blender then put in a ball mill, but I think aluminum cans might be too thick? Thanks

Posted by NeuroPulse 10 years ago


WANTED: Recipe for maiking instant powder drink/juice

Hi im looking for a recipe to make an instant powder drink or artificial drink from scratch. that is i would like to do it commercially/manufacture it in south africa.i sort of know the ingredients but need a solid recipe with quantities to go with it. any help will be greatly appreciated. thank you

Posted by mzminty 5 years ago


Can i use a grill igniter to light Black powder

I am building a golf ball morter and I don't want to use fuse could I use a grill igniter?

Posted by Boomstick3402 9 months ago


Black Powder for use in fireworks

I want to get into pyrotechnics as a hobby, and i thought i would start with rocketry. So my questions are: What is the best for a lifting charge for fireworks or a rocket, very very fine particles, or coarse granules? i read somewhere on the internet that granules are best, but all over instructables it says to grind it really well. And also, would adding steel powder/magnesium powder to enhance the spark effects alter the BP? like would magnesium make it more sensitive? Please answer, Thanks.

Posted by FunkNattidelic 9 years ago


Powdered Tempra Paint

I work in a child care with preschool aged children.  We just got a massive donation of powdered tempra paint. I was wondering if there was any interesting craft ideas that we could use other than 1. add water 2. paint with brush Other than using tempra powder to make sidewalk chalk I have been coming up with a blank.  Any new/creative ideas for this product?

Posted by lizapest 6 years ago


Powdered glue

Hello, iv been trying to find a type of glue, in powder form, that sets up when exposed to heat, I'd also consider resins, I have some polymorph beads, but that's not going to work for what in doing, otherwise, anyone know a good way to mulch up some glue sticks into a fine powder/dust lol, I tried a pencil sharpener, with poor results lol, any suggestions would be awesome!!

Posted by kalboon 5 years ago


Aluminum powder from soda cans

I was wondering what would be a good way to obtain aluminum powder from soda cans  I have a ball mill  and why buy foil when cans are free any ideas? ive already tried cutting it in to small strips and blending it but that doesn't work 

Posted by nlazenby 8 years ago


Powder coating/strong spraypainting for metal jewelry

I'm looking to create colored metal jewelry findings with a durable surface, are there any products or techniques that i could do DIY? Otherwise are there any sites that sell nice coloured/powder coated/matte surface findings? I can't seem to find anything!!

Posted by jarris 4 years ago


help with black powder rocket

Hi i am making a black powder rocket similar to a bottle rocket just bigger scale and am having trouble with it ill give as much info as i hope someone can help me out thanx the rocket engine is 53 mm in length 1.5 mm thick wall 16 mm inside wall to wall hopefully that all sounds ok the (nozzle) in the end is 6mm thick was planing on filing it with black powder and packing it in around a core with 42 mm of powder and a further 5mm plug on the end then turn it over and put in a fuse etc... strap to a small stick or skewer and launch what i am wanting to know how big should the nozzle hole be to actually get lift off and should i just insert a fuse or a fuse and quick match or fill the core with loose black powder and make a paste of black powder and plug the end and insert a fuse onto that im probably going the complete wrong way about this if i am feel free to tell me what im doing wrong or what i need to do thanks

Posted by acid_clown 11 years ago


elictrolisis will make aluminum powder? help please

I have read about disolving zink or magnesium in acid and colecting it on a electrode as a salt threw elictrolisis. would this work with aluminum ? in new zealand it is hard to buy aluminium powder for thurmite so would like to make my own. i have already colected a usable amount of iron oxide from rusty steel using elictrolisis.

Posted by glassspider2142 10 years ago


what is a mill ball and how do i get one? ( for making al powder)

HELP!!! what is a mill ball and how do i get one? ( for making al powder) needs 2 be cheep!!

Posted by 10wellsmit 11 years ago


Help needed... spraycan for talcum powder

Hi, I'm working on a project at the moment, and I'm trying to come up with an ingenious solution to spray talcum powder over a distance of 6 feet, or so... a bit like an aerosol spray. I've thought of a squeeze bottle (but that's a bit rubbish as you don't get any distance), or something like those modern water pistols fashioned out of a bicycle pump? Anyway, I'm stuck... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by sam noyoun 11 years ago


what year pennys are made of zinc?

I need a way of getting zinc powder, i heard there is penny's that are made of zinc? is there any specific year? how would be the best way of getting it to s powder? yes, this is for negative x. thanks

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


chemicals

Anyone kno where i can find solidox,potassium chlorate,400-600 mesh aluminum powder or any other kind ,potassium perchlorate, 223 casings, mercury fulminate powder, or a non-electrical blasting cap. it would be really helpful if you could tell me where to find these besides online

Posted by spification 11 years ago


Thermite questions

I made some Iron oxide from using a car batterie charger and some salty water and i made some aluminium powder from putting aluminium foil in the blender for a while, I mixed it together and i used my blowtorch to ignite it but nothing happened can someone tell me why

Posted by dsl158 5 years ago


Recycling incense, an actual burning question!

Hello all,  I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on recycling powder from packages of incense.  When I buy incense, I buy it in half kilo or kilo increments.  There's always some powder from shipment and currently I have about 100 grams of it.  I was at my local 99 cent store and I came across these cute little molds for ice cubes.  I was thinking these could be used for what I was thinking to do!  The thing where I'm stuck is what should I use to mix with my powdered incense.

Posted by User1 4 years ago


Need help with making m-80 out of flash powder from firecracker!!!

I have been trying over and over again on taking the (what i think is flashpowder) out of firecrackers and putting it in my own homemade tubes and all they do is burn up not one pop. someone please help!!!!

Posted by joeskater26 10 years ago


Smokeless gunpowder problems

I need help making smokeless gunpowder into a solid ball instead of loose powder

Posted by In The House Of Ill Repute 11 years ago


How do primers in ammo work? What are they made of?

Anyone here know a thing or two about gun ammo? Anyway, I have just been wondering on exactly how primers worked. This is how I made mine. "Sorry if I seem like a lot of questions) The Cartriage is a section of a copper pipe, the bullet is made from a fishing weight, the propellant is match powder. Since match powder does not go off with impact,I made the primer from a thumbtack, a strip of tin(can), and a roll cap(those red paper things that explode when you hit them with a hammer). The cap and the match powder hold the thumb tack in place. The strip of tin holds the roll cap. When the thumbtack is struck, the thumtack hits the roll cap cuasing it to create a small explosion. When the roll cap explodes, it ignites the match powder around it. This larger secondary explosion is the one that propells the bullet forward. It works on homemade automatics, the only thing is that the catriage gets stuck sometimes, it produces A LOT of smoke, it takes around a half a second for the match powder to ignite and to propel the bullet forward, and after a while, a layer smelly brown tar begins to accumulate in the barrel. Is this a bit simmilar to how primers work?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago


Could this Oxidiser be used?

Could i use ammonium nitrate for making a fuse. by combing the powder with glue and the on the string? Thanks!

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


TechShop Menlo Park Open House -- Saturday May 31, 2008 10 AM to 5 PM

Jim Newton at TechShop wants to let you and the other people in the SF bay area maker community know that they're having an Open House at TechShop Menlo Park on Saturday, May 31st from 10 AM to 5 PM, and everyone is invited.NEW TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTYou'll be able to check out all the tools, machines and workspace and see how TechShop can help you build all those projects you've always wanted to make. They have a bunch of new tools, including the brand-new 45-watt Epilog Helix laser cutter with 18 x 24 bed and a rotary attachment for etching bottles and cylindrical objects (now they have two of these Epilog Helix 45 Laser Cutters), 4 brand new computers packed full of 2D and 3D design software including SolidWorks (CAD), a plastics vacuum forming station, and a super easy-to-use computer-controlled ShopBot CNC router that can cut out and carve any piece of plywood or solid wood or plastic up to 4 x 8 feet!BRING YOUR PROJECTSPlease feel free to bring your projects to the Open House to show off...completed or not. It will be fun for everyone to see what you're been working on.THE DETAILS o TechShop Open House, Saturday, May 31, 2008, 10 AM to 5 PM o TechShop, 120 Independence Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Near Marsh Road and 101) o Guided Tours Will Be Given Throughout the Day o BBQ and Pot Luck -- Please Bring Your Favorite Main Dish, Side Dish or Dessert o Tell Your Family and Friends, and Bring Them With You o Kids Are Welcome Too! o Lots of Parking, All Free o No Need to RSVP...Just Come On By!Event details are available on the TechShop Events Page TechShop Events Page.SECURE YOUR TECHSHOP MEMBERSHIP SLOT WHILE YOU STILL CANTechShop 1-month, 6-month, and 1-Year memberships are available. May 31st -- the day of the TechShop Open House -- is the very last day to take advantage of our special membership pricing...membership prices will go up on June 1st. With over 160 memberships sold in just the last 3 weeks, we are quickly approaching our membership cap of 500 members. Buy your membership online right now or at the Open House...save money, and make sure you reserve your membership slot and don't end up on the waiting list!We all look forward to seeing you at the Open House on May 31st! TechShop120 Independence DrMenlo Park, CA 94025(800) 640-1975[mailto:info@techshop.ws info@techshop.ws]http://www.techshop.ws/

Posted by TechShopJim 10 years ago


Reusing Plaster of Paris?

...or simply plaster, is a type of building material based on calcium sulfate hemihydrate... It is created by heating gypsum to about 150°C....When the dry plaster powder is mixed with water, it re-forms into gypsum...So...if I heated the gypsum to +302F (150C), it would turn back into plaster of paris, to be reused agian? Of course you would need to powder the used plaster (gypsum), but would it work?

Posted by John Smith 11 years ago


Homemade Smore Marshmallow Testers

Ok,Here's an idea for those of you who want to get into the kitchen this weekend and play around. Some of you may have seen my Ible on making marshmallows.So here's the experiment. The favorite marshmallow treat for many people would have to be the s'mores made over a campfire. Lets see if we can recreate some of these flavors in a single marshmallow treat.Ideas:-Use the standard vanilla marshmallow recipe as a base.-Experiment with liquid smoke flavoring to add some smoky taste. Probably not too much.-Possibly add a bit of burnt sugar. Might be able to do this torching the outside of the marshmallow or by some other means.-Graham crackers. Either crushed into a powder and added to the powder coating, or left whole and just stuck to the marshmallow.-Chocolate. Could be added in multiple places. Could be added directly to the marshmallow itself. Cocoa powder could be added to the powder mix. Melted chocolate could be drizzled over the marshmallow or dipped in.Anyone else have any other idea or feel up to the challenge of testing out the recipe?

Posted by cainunable 9 years ago


How do I safely???

How do I safely transport, store, and handle potassium perchlorate. How do I safely store flash powder?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago


Warning to anyone who does explossives

As a former pyrotechnician, I fell like I must war people how dangerouse this shit is. Black powder is a high explosive and can be detonated with a slight impact of a feather. Flash powder is EXTREMELY DANGEROUSE, IT CAN BE DETONATED WITH OUT SPECIFIC REASONS. AMMOUNIUM NITRATE Is also another highly unstable high explosive, it can be set of even if you drop it. Gasoline is a high EXPLOSIVE, it just takes a spark to detonate. That why they are use in cars! DON"T LISTEN WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GAS NOT BEING AN EXPLOSIVE, IT REALLY IS AN HIGH EXPLOSIVE, I know this because I'm an pyrotecnic. Molotov cocktails are often used in the army, they canblow up holw rooms, and if the fire on the rage hits the inside of the jar youre dead. Sparklers are another high explosive, thats why they are illigal, they can detonate and blow your whole arm off. M-80 can blow up for no specific reason, the gun powder(AKA BLACK POWDER) is extremely unstable. Match heads are also as unstable as gunpowder, it can even ignite under it's own weight. Nitrogen triiodide is also unstable. Thermite can detonate with a powerful heat and force but it can only be detonated with magnesium. Pottasium nitrate can even blow up if you just leave it there. SO, DO NOT BE DOING THESE FIREWORKS!

Posted by tickytickytackytac 11 years ago


Warning to anyone who does explossives

As a former pyrotechnician, I fell like I must war people how dangerouse this shit is. Black powder is a high explosive and can be detonated with a slight impact of a feather. Flash powder is EXTREMELY DANGEROUSE, IT CAN BE DETONATED WITH OUT SPECIFIC REASONS. AMMOUNIUM NITRATE Is also another highly unstable high explosive, it can be set of even if you drop it. Gasoline is a high EXPLOSIVE, it just takes a spark to detonate. That why they are use in cars! DON"T LISTEN WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GAS NOT BEING AN EXPLOSIVE, IT REALLY IS AN HIGH EXPLOSIVE, I know this because I'm an pyrotecnic. Molotov cocktails are often used in the army, they canblow up holw rooms, and if the fire on the rage hits the inside of the jar youre dead. Sparklers are another high explosive, thats why they are illigal, they can detonate and blow your whole arm off. M-80 can blow up for no specific reason, the gun powder(AKA BLACK POWDER) is extremely unstable. Match heads are also as unstable as gunpowder, it can even ignite under it's own weight. Nitrogen triiodide is also unstable. Thermite can detonate with a powerful heat and force but it can only be detonated with magnesium. Pottasium nitrate can even blow up if you just leave it there. SO, DO NOT BE DOING THESE FIREWORKS!

Posted by tickytickytackytac 11 years ago


creating a ball mill and making thermite

I have come across a few 'instructables' which show how to create a ball mill. This mainly uses an electric powered screw driver, a plastic bottle, some ball bearings (I will use lead even though steel would suffice) some epox putty and a vice clamp.. However some points of the instructable was unclear. I came across several electric drills, where the button was situated in a place that meant it was not possible to secure to the on position, also they seem to either go to slow or too fast. Finally with the weight of a significant amount of aluminium and lead/steel balls, I found the bottle section weighed too much and caused stress on the drill bit which caused it to dislocate and fall out, or in the second case.. the motor just gave up. My two questions. 1.is there a better instructable which addresses the problem of supporting the plastic bottle . 2. would a mixture of aluminium powder and charcoal (german dark) work better than aluminium powder? would the ratio of dark powder and iron oxide change? i gather that aluminium oxidises, is that bad? i don't really see how it's possible to avoid oxidisation without the charcoal.

Posted by redkoatz 4 years ago


How many gunpowder u need 2 get a good explode or BOOM!!!!

How many gun powder do u need 2 get a good explosion

Posted by Mickey2 11 years ago


Warning to anyone who does explossives

As a former pyrotechnician, I fell like I must war people how dangerouse this shit is. Black powder is a high explosive and can be detonated with a slight impact of a feather. Flash powder is EXTREMELY DANGEROUSE, IT CAN BE DETONATED WITH OUT SPECIFIC REASONS. AMMOUNIUM NITRATE Is also another highly unstable high explosive, it can be set of even if you drop it. Gasoline is a high EXPLOSIVE, it just takes a spark to detonate. That why they are use in cars! DON"T LISTEN WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GAS NOT BEING AN EXPLOSIVE, IT REALLY IS AN HIGH EXPLOSIVE, I know this because I'm an pyrotecnic. Molotov cocktails are often used in the army, they canblow up holw rooms, and if the fire on the rage hits the inside of the jar youre dead. Sparklers are another high explosive, thats why they are illigal, they can detonate and blow your whole arm off. M-80 can blow up for no specific reason, the gun powder(AKA BLACK POWDER) is extremely unstable. Match heads are also as unstable as gunpowder, it can even ignite under it's own weight. Nitrogen triiodide is also unstable. Thermite can detonate with a powerful heat and force but it can only be detonated with magnesium. Pottasium nitrate can even blow up if you just leave it there. SO, DO NOT BE DOING THESE FIREWORKS!

Posted by tickytickytackytac 11 years ago


Warning to anyone who does explossives

As a former pyrotechnician, I fell like I must war people how dangerouse this shit is. Black powder is a high explosive and can be detonated with a slight impact of a feather. Flash powder is EXTREMELY DANGEROUSE, IT CAN BE DETONATED WITH OUT SPECIFIC REASONS. AMMOUNIUM NITRATE Is also another highly unstable high explosive, it can be set of even if you drop it. Gasoline is a high EXPLOSIVE, it just takes a spark to detonate. That why they are use in cars! DON"T LISTEN WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GAS NOT BEING AN EXPLOSIVE, IT REALLY IS AN HIGH EXPLOSIVE, I know this because I'm an pyrotecnic. Molotov cocktails are often used in the army, they canblow up holw rooms, and if the fire on the rage hits the inside of the jar youre dead. Sparklers are another high explosive, thats why they are illigal, they can detonate and blow your whole arm off. M-80 can blow up for no specific reason, the gun powder(AKA BLACK POWDER) is extremely unstable. Match heads are also as unstable as gunpowder, it can even ignite under it's own weight. Nitrogen triiodide is also unstable. Thermite can detonate with a powerful heat and force but it can only be detonated with magnesium. Pottasium nitrate can even blow up if you just leave it there. SO, DO NOT BE DOING THESE FIREWORKS!

Posted by tickytickytackytac 11 years ago


Warning to anyone who does explossives

As a former pyrotechnician, I fell like I must war people how dangerouse this shit is. Black powder is a high explosive and can be detonated with a slight impact of a feather. Flash powder is EXTREMELY DANGEROUSE, IT CAN BE DETONATED WITH OUT SPECIFIC REASONS. AMMOUNIUM NITRATE Is also another highly unstable high explosive, it can be set of even if you drop it. Gasoline is a high EXPLOSIVE, it just takes a spark to detonate. That why they are use in cars! DON"T LISTEN WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GAS NOT BEING AN EXPLOSIVE, IT REALLY IS AN HIGH EXPLOSIVE, I know this because I'm an pyrotecnic. Molotov cocktails are often used in the army, they canblow up holw rooms, and if the fire on the rage hits the inside of the jar youre dead. Sparklers are another high explosive, thats why they are illigal, they can detonate and blow your whole arm off. M-80 can blow up for no specific reason, the gun powder(AKA BLACK POWDER) is extremely unstable. Match heads are also as unstable as gunpowder, it can even ignite under it's own weight. Nitrogen triiodide is also unstable. Thermite can detonate with a powerful heat and force but it can only be detonated with magnesium. Pottasium nitrate can even blow up if you just leave it there. SO, DO NOT BE DOING THESE FIREWORKS!

Posted by tickytickytackytac 11 years ago


Warning to anyone who does explossives

As a former pyrotechnician, I fell like I must war people how dangerouse this shit is. Black powder is a high explosive and can be detonated with a slight impact of a feather. Flash powder is EXTREMELY DANGEROUSE, IT CAN BE DETONATED WITH OUT SPECIFIC REASONS. AMMOUNIUM NITRATE Is also another highly unstable high explosive, it can be set of even if you drop it. Gasoline is a high EXPLOSIVE, it just takes a spark to detonate. That why they are use in cars! DON"T LISTEN WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GAS NOT BEING AN EXPLOSIVE, IT REALLY IS AN HIGH EXPLOSIVE, I know this because I'm an pyrotecnic. Molotov cocktails are often used in the army, they canblow up holw rooms, and if the fire on the rage hits the inside of the jar youre dead. Sparklers are another high explosive, thats why they are illigal, they can detonate and blow your whole arm off. M-80 can blow up for no specific reason, the gun powder(AKA BLACK POWDER) is extremely unstable. Match heads are also as unstable as gunpowder, it can even ignite under it's own weight. Nitrogen triiodide is also unstable. Thermite can detonate with a powerful heat and force but it can only be detonated with magnesium. Pottasium nitrate can even blow up if you just leave it there. SO, DO NOT BE DOING THESE FIREWORKS!

Posted by tickytickytackytac 11 years ago


Sulfur and Tin did not mix ... (trying to make DIY phosphor)

Hi ...Here is an other "failed experiment" ...I tried to mix Sulfur and Tin with the hope to make a ZnS phosphor ... (Yes, I know ... I confused Sn and Zn)So, indeed, when I poured some Sulfur powder over my melting Tin, the Sulfur melted, boiled and vaporized ...Ok. Now my question : If I pour some Sulfur powder over melting Zinc, will Sulfur vaporize, or will I get some ZnS ?(actual question : is there a simple non industrial mean to make ZnS phosphor ?)=o]

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


My new ible's not showing up!

My new instructables not showing up. I submitted it a couple of hours ago. It's about muzzleloaders and black powder. Do you think the filter snagged it?

Posted by skunkbait 10 years ago