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#1 BengalFlair

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 10:29 AM

Hi guys,

It’s being quite hard to make fireworks these days because of corona lock down situation and local chemicals retailers are being forced to stop their business due to various banning of the government. I am also getting old and my energy level is decreasing gradually to spare some free time. Still then, have made some fireworks and celebrated Diwali this year which I would like to share with you.

The rockets are about 4/5 years old and most of the stars are from my old stock.

 


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#2 PRANAB

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 11:02 AM

Nothing to say ..
Awesome as usual...
I am a great fan for you...
Muscle power is nothing in front of vital power...And I think you know it very well...
Thanks...

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 05:10 PM

Beautiful Rockets!

 

Beautiful lift and burst of your shells!

 

I agree with the observer who said "Beautiful, beautiful!"

 

Very nicely done!



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Posted 05 November 2021 - 08:06 PM

Nicely done.. agreed on the bans. I will be difficult to get Barium nitrate, cupric and lead oxide in next one or two years. stronger bans coming on these chems. I will buy some pile of these chems and store for future.

Edited by deepakpyro, 05 November 2021 - 08:39 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2021 - 08:36 PM

You have made some good fireworks even though the ban in Bengal was nullified by the Supreme court at the last moment. Good job.

 

Can't agree with you more w.r.t bans. It's difficult even to find chemicals here in Andhra Pradesh too.



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Posted 06 November 2021 - 10:53 PM

Fantastic fireworks as usual. BengalFlair has always been a great source of inspiration for me and I guess many others particularly from Bengal. I learnt many techniques from him.

However the recently imposed ban on Barium nitrate has put the future of amateur fireworks making on shaky grounds in West Bengal and other places in India. Hope there'll be a strong movement to restore this ancient tradition and art

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 12:34 PM

First of all thanks a lot to all you guys!!

Sometimes "muzzle break" turns out very nice if it will not hurt any one or start a bonfire.
Here is one on Diwali night-

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 01:02 PM

BengalFlair, can you tell us more about the stars in the first rockets? They performed very well!



#9 BengalFlair

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 07:13 AM

Thanks!!

After sorting out the larger granules I have about eight years old leftovers (-20 + 30 mesh) of crackling micro-stars. I had a plan to re-granulate it in larger granules but it was not done due to unavailability of free time. On Diwali I changed my plan and primed some to put it in my little can shell headers.

Once, I made a detail discussion of my crackling micro-stars in this forum and here is the link-

https://www.amateurp...dragon-flowers/

 



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Posted 17 January 2022 - 08:11 AM

Very Nice...!!

:)  :)  :)  :)  Never forget the people who asked
you to give up, so that you can
remember to call them to your success
party and make them eat up their own
words..............
:) :) :) :)


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Posted 17 January 2022 - 10:18 AM

Wow!! After a long time!!



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Posted 18 January 2022 - 08:12 AM

Yeah reall long brake.
I think more than 4 years.
Actually I losted password
YesterdayI reset it

:)  :)  :)  :)  Never forget the people who asked
you to give up, so that you can
remember to call them to your success
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:) :) :) :)


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Posted 08 September 2022 - 12:02 AM

Thanks!!

After sorting out the larger granules I have about eight years old leftovers (-20 + 30 mesh) of crackling micro-stars. I had a plan to re-granulate it in larger granules but it was not done due to unavailability of free time. On Diwali I changed my plan and primed some to put it in my little can shell headers.

Once, I made a detail discussion of my crackling micro-stars in this forum and here is the link-

https://www.amateurp...dragon-flowers/

 

Hi Bengalflair... One question. You have left overs many years old. Never had a problem storing the finished compositions? What are your tips for storing.



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Posted 09 September 2022 - 02:32 AM

Usually I store the finished stars in a ziplocked bag and in a completely air tight container and I haven't noticed any deterioration of my DE after years of storage.


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Posted 16 September 2022 - 06:53 AM

Have anyone tried coating magnesium powder with linseed oil? I have some 80mesh magnesium powder, want to coat it with linseed oil, gonna use it for the upcoming Deepawali 2022. So... Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.



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Posted 17 September 2022 - 01:16 PM

Use 4% boiled linseed oil diluted with mineral spirit or paint thinner to evenly distribute throughout the Mg powder granules. You must screen your metals while drying otherwise it will turn into hard lumps. 


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Posted 18 September 2022 - 06:39 AM

Use 4% boiled linseed oil diluted with mineral spirit or paint thinner to evenly distribute throughout the Mg powder granules. You must screen your metals while drying otherwise it will turn into hard lumps. 

Raw linseed oil is not gonna work? 



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Posted 18 September 2022 - 11:30 AM

It works but, as far as I know, the difference between raw linseed oil and boiled linseed oil is that there are some drying agents added in order to quicken curing (drying) time.  


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Posted 20 September 2022 - 03:57 AM

People from Bengal... Is barium chlorate available in the state of west bengal? If yes, what is the cost of a kilogram of it?



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 12:37 PM

As per "Indian Explosives Act", all chlorates are banned right here!! 






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