Finally I recieved my star roller from http://pyro-gear.co.uk/ So it was time to test it out and to start rolling my stars. I failed on the first run, but succeeded at the second run. I think star rolling is not that hard.
Just don't add to much water and comp.
Before I allways made cut stars, but I wanted nice round stars which fits better inside the shell. And it saves alot of work too.
I started rolling with mustard seeds. I failed with those, alot of comp sticked to the bole, and the stars did not grow. Only a few stars came out. Good for me I only made 100Grams to test
So I decided to get a little bigger seeds to roll on. I ended up with white pepper corns.
I rolled 3 star compositions:
Red rubber star
Strontium nitrate 53%
Red gum 11%
Potassium Nitrate 50%
Charcoal Airfloat 10%
Magnalium Granular -325 mesh 10%
Sodium Bicarbonate 6%
Gold flitter star
Potassium nitrate (fine) 35.56%
Sodium oxalate 8.89%
Aluminium (dark pyro)
24.44 35.55% Aluminium (flake) 11.11
After a little while a had alot of nice round stars inside the bole. Oh and a nice thing, I threw only like 20-30 corns in. I ended up with much more. The stars were making their own cores, which is pretty cool.
(Oh, want to see something fun? Open the photo and notice the time this photo was taken. 23:23:23. Ain't that fun )
And a test of the gold flitter stars inside a 2,5" shell. Burst charge is BP + Flash (KNO3/S/AI 5:2:3)
Oh, and a cannibal spider visited my workplace. I hope the photo doesn't scare you
Edited by redbullzuiper, 30 September 2017 - 06:02 PM.