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#1 yvanblo

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:48 AM

Hello everyone, I thought it would be fun to start a post that showcased everyone's homemade fireworks from this year. Here are a few of mine:

 

8 in a row Chalk salutes (sorry about the finger in the shot. Oops):

 

26 inch Saxon:

 

44 shot mini mine (fires very rapidly):

 

10 shot mine:

https://youtu.be/DsmnTpfW2Bw

 

3 fountain cake:

https://youtu.be/vbky1HLohcM

 

Failed 26 inch saxon... I didn't double check the orientation of each driver as closely as I should have. Oops, still pretty though, and different than most:

https://youtu.be/kgEhLpXYv7E

 

Last but not least, my new and improved 'super zinger':

https://youtu.be/_uydutHgKxU


Edited by yvanblo, 10 July 2019 - 06:46 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 01:55 PM

Very nice colour smoke salutes,can you give more composition data etc? thanks
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

Very nice colour smoke salutes,can you give more composition data etc? thanks

 

Blackmach: I'm glad you like them! It's quite a simple device. Make a paper tube 1 to 2 inch diameter, 2 or 3 wraps, glue the seem, fold and tape the bottom so you have a cup. Add powdered chalk, I used carpenters chalk line chalk, filling about half the cup. I tapped lightly to compact the chalk a bit, but I didn't tamp it or ram it. Take 1 small flash cracker (70:30 less than 1 gram), and place it on top of chalk, then add more chalk on top, then tape it closed with the fuse sticking out the top. Hang it from a line, light the fuse and stand back. I got my inspiration from a video I saw on Ned Gorski's youtube channel ( https://www.youtube....h?v=srghPkVrFms ), and from various daytime fireworks I've seen.

chalk salute

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:39 AM

Slick :{)


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

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:58 PM

Very nice, thanks for the explanation.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:44 PM

here's my stuff from the 4th

 


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:58 PM

here's my stuff from the 4th

 

Thanks for sharing. Those were fun!


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:09 PM

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Heres a 2 ounce Cored BP rocket with a 1.5" D1 glitter shell. It wasn't quite dark enough yet.
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2 ounce Cored BP rocket with 1.5" mystery glitter composition
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This is a 2 ounce cored BP rocket with a 2" shell with pink stars
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Heres a small aerial flash powder salute. I made 4 but only was able to film 1. This burst a bit too low.
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A few of the rockets in the above videos
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Four of the flash powder salutes with their 1 gram lift bags (granulated BP)
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:44 AM

This was a screen shot from a 3 inch plastic hemispheres using parlor based comps and coated cotton seeds.

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:08 AM

Nice pattern!

#11 yvanblo

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:25 AM

Great fireworks! Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

This is awesome, thanks for sharing!!



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:00 AM

I'm more of a year round pyrotechnician.  I had a nice research experiment this morning.

It was quite successful, so much so that many neighbors came out (at 6:00am while it was still dark) to see what the explosion was.

I expected a very weak burst but it was very LOUD!  

No pics, I lost my phone.






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