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#1241 jonathantabe

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 12:19 AM

Welp, looks like I need to make a post.

 

I'm new to pyro, but am lurking and devouring literature in the hopes of being able to make a magazine and start making comets and small stuff when I get home for the summer.



#1242 dagabu

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:04 AM

Welcome!
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 06:37 PM

Been poking at the art for most of my life with great success in my mind....

 

Figured that I would actually learn how to do it in real life.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:07 PM

Look at Fireworking.com for the next step as well. 


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#1245 Fbiopenup

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:54 PM

Hello my name is Jonathon I am from Australia, I've been doing pyro for around 2 or so years, been loving it ever since.

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:27 AM

Hello everybody,
I have been interested in pyro for about a year after making a wireless ignition system because I had leftover radio modules. I recently set up a little laboratory.
I made my first set of 5x 3" shells yesterday with buell red and tiger tail stars. I'm about to paste them.
I would add a picture if I knew how.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:24 PM

Hello all, I'm fairly new to the pyro scene. I'm looking to learn as much as possible but when it comes to actually making something, I would like to stick to smoke devices for the time being. At least until I'm a bit more comfortable with the chemical compounds I would be working with. Just taking baby steps with this hobby. That seems to be the safest way. Eventually though I would like to make some gerbs and rockets. The only thing I've been having trouble with is finding dye powder for making colored smoke devices. I can only find red and yellow solvent dye. If anyone has a line on some other colors please let me know.



#1248 PyroDon

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 05:39 PM

Hey y'all, I'm don, And this is the main reason regarding why I'm attempting to learn pyro, When was nearly 7 my Dad and older brother made a lot of fireworks; Rockets, salutes, shells, etc He had a book I forget the title of it but it explained somewhat detailed on how to create fireworks, Since then had a love for lighting up a dark sky and My poor taste of salutes, Anyway I periodically view the fireworks on the 4th and decided to try making a few fireworks myself, Came into this blind, Hope I can acquire some experience in this kind of hobby, Anyway cheers.



#1249 dlking59

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 06:15 PM

Some good knowledgeable people here. IMO we never stop learning. Ihave learned alot here.



#1250 CityPigeonPyro

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:18 PM

Hello, I am from Southern Louisiana. Just started making my own fireworks after years of wanting to. Not new to fireworks just making them. Had a successful 4th this year and been studying for about 2 years before I even attempted anything. Would be great to see if anyone else is from around my area. No pyro clubs anywhere close to me. Nearest one is almost 7 hours away that I found. Would be great if there was a search people by location on here to allow possible get togethers. Happy shooting and be safe.



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 06:05 PM

Hello,

 

I missed this thread and posted elsewhere for my first post.

 

Anyway... A bit about myself:

 

I have been interested in pyrotechnics for quite awhile and have been e-firing scripted shows for the last three years. I recently took a PGI display operators course, I still need to fulfill the experience part of the certification but it is a start. I also recently received my type 54 FEL. I'm not sure if the FEL will be particularly useful for home shows but I  figured that I might as well get it. My next goal to to learn how to safely make black powder and begin making my own fireworks. Initially my plan is to work on flame effects to add something different to the home shows and eventually I would like to learn how to make shells.

 

I am located in Lapeer County, Michigan and would like to get in touch with local enthusiasts, I am primarily interested in the safety aspects of working with black powder. I am rather attached to my fingers and would like to keep them where they are. Seeing the actual process as well would be nice.  I have a mill and lathe along with other metal fab equipment and could trade work for some assistance.

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:30 PM

Hello. My name is Adam and I live in N.C. Thabks for letting me join! I look forward to learning as much as I can about pyrotechnics!

Id like to add a few things about myself... I am a home builder by trade. As such, I have ALWAYS had an interest in designing and building things. I am an avid woodworker, novice metal worker and new fireworker 😉. I enjoy 3D printing as well.

Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed watching fireworks. That quickly turned into enjoying buying and shooting them for family and friends. It wasnt unit this year (I have no idea how it took this long) that my mind was blown away about this side of the fire working world! After the fourth, I decided to look for ideas on what to do with the cheap Texas Pop Rockets that you get for free at a local firework stand. Pinterest lead me to the Skylighter website, which then lead me to Ned Gorskis YouTube channel.

In the matter of a few months, I have see all of Neds (free) videos and studied the fire working 101 vids religiously. I have obtained a handful of supplies from skylighter, as well as the cohete rocket kit from Woodys. I have built a ball mill and am trying to dial in making BP. Ive also joined my local pyro club.

I have a lot of respect for all of you guys and greatly value the information and brotherhood that exists. This is a great thing!

Edited by Jandabuilders, 27 August 2019 - 04:41 PM.


#1253 patsroom

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

Hello to all of you above. I hope you enjoy your time here and that you learn a great deal here as well. and Thanks for joining the forum................Pat



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:17 AM

Hi, my name is Michel and I'm from Belgium.

I am only  interested in the "theoretical" part of pyro. 

 

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

Okay, so I need to make a post, and I really do hate introductions.

I've been doing pyro for about 20 years, I'm over 60 now.  Had a HE manuf. license from ATF for a few years, paperwork got me to give it up.

I have been a builder in the past;  ball shells, cylinder shells, rockets etc.  I'm not doing much now, don't have the time.

Been to about 9 PGI conventions, my first was Fargo in '93.  One more and I'm an Old Snort.

Still shoot a display each year, and recently got a Cobra system to replace our Firelynx system.

Anyway, that's my introduction

 

-urbs-



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Posted 28 September 2019 - 06:46 AM

Hello everyone, My name is Steve and I'm 49 years old looking ot get started with pyro with the intentions of making some sparklers for my family and friends.  

I've read on this forum in the past (a few years ago) and would like to start participating.  Thanks everyone!  

Steve



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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:22 PM

Hello, Making fireworks big or small is great fun! There are a lot of small fireworks you can make, I used to make chinese lanterns. After firing the drivers it would light magic whip in the middle causing the lantern to open. And an other that I recall is using the magic whips about 3 inches a part, in-line at ten feet long, hung up between poles using quick match to light them. So enjoy your stay here!.........Pat



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:53 AM

Hello.

 

I've been active in the local pyro scene like 10 years ago. Made myself a decent ball mill, made some granulated BP, some sugar rockets, various stars (my favorite was Winokur 20, I still remember the name), some 4" shells, FP, salutes, whistle mix, etc. Then I kind of went dormant for a while as life required me to do other things. So 10 years later I'm kind of becoming interested again mainly from the perspective of chemistry as I got my university chemistry diploma in the mean time. I have no idea what forum accounts I used back in the days or whether I was even present on this forum, so I just decided to make a new account.

 

Greetings all!



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:31 PM

Welcome redox! Wanna help me with testing nitrite levels in my wood boiler water?  ;)


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:33 PM

Hi guys,new to the forum. Looking forward to learning as much as I can about safety and safely making different compositions colors and glitters. Going to stay on the hobby side of things. Comets,shells and small rockets are my goals for now. I watch a lot of Ed Gorski on YouTube along with others that do amazing work. Safety first so I can keep it green.




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