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#61 Mixer

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:46 AM

It looks as though the melting plastic is stifling the flame - not good. :(


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:24 PM

Video unavailable. How about a verbal description?
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Posted 10 October 2020 - 02:49 PM

Sorry for reviving this old thread, but does anyone know what the method was? Currently I'm having to make fuses with sugar and saltpetre that go bad after a day or two but the video is private and I can't buy thee proper visco stuff where I live.



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Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:28 AM

So Captain Planet will give us his blessing? It's got to be better than my idea of using juvenile bald eagle quill feathers stuffed with BP and covered with a heavy coating of oils derived from baby seal blubber.
 

Sometimes I’m grateful for the old threads being dug up. :D that’s a hoot!


I like smoke! On food or in the air equally well.

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:01 PM

Can anyone recall the method used in the video. Unable to view the vid. Guess its too old :(


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM

I believe it was something like rolling up bp with plastic wrap and twisting/stretching it out into a thin fuse.

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:40 AM

Perhaps it was something like this:


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:52 PM

Lonforbes,  (my apologies if I've misinterpreted)

 

Many thanks for the video link.

 

The channel is one that I hadn't yet discovered and it has some very interesting

subject matter.



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Posted 01 November 2020 - 07:19 PM

My apologies if this was already discussed, but something that may help is milling black powder without a binder (such as dextrin or red gum), wetting it, and then crushing it before "wrapping it."

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 12:20 PM

Okay, so I made a few batches of the Kno3/sugar/yarn fuse a week or so ago it tested okay but just read that it doesn't store well? Is this true?

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 12:23 PM

sugar rocket fuel is pretty hygroscopic.



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Posted 02 November 2020 - 02:23 PM

I've found you can store sugar fuse reasonably long (a few weeks at least) if you dust on a light coating of anhydrous coppper sulphate. Best to just make it within a day or two of use.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 04:09 AM

Compounds with sucrose do absorb moisture so are best kept in a tin or jar with dessicant and lid.


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Posted 12 February 2021 - 11:49 PM

Get some tissue paper (wrapping type & not the ones you grab when you have the corona virus), cut strips of around 2 inches wide & your desired length. Grab a glue stick & nearly cover the paper that's facing you with it, then get some black powder, place it in a small container & sprinkle a line down the centre of the length of tissue paper then fold in half (not lengthways but top to bottom, pressing down on the half folded paper with black powder now running lengthways in-between the fold. Wait for it to dry a bit, then run your glue stick only on one side of it & roll up at roughly a 45° angle so it slightly twists lengthways. Let fully dry & twist a bit more then it's ready to use.





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