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Magnesium & phosphorus.
#1
I happen to have a stash of each. A very bright concoction and will probably mess with it this winter. The Professor thinks I'm nuts but o well who cares?
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.
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#2
It keeps you occupied & out of trouble over those long, cold months. Have fun. Don't blind yourself.
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#3
(09-04-2021, 06:45 PM)Duchess Wrote: It keeps you occupied & out of trouble over those long, cold months. Have fun. Don't blind yourself.

I have a stash of Magnesium flares and about 40 phosphorus sparklers. Sometimes I like to mix them and make spark fountains, they go about 12 ft in the air and all I use  a wet dry vac to force air through the tube. I make a cone that goes 4" to 1" and light it. I have to look into something that will give it color other than just white.





 It's spectacular on a snowy night.

It cures my boredom
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#4
I think it sounds like fun actually.  hah

Now I'm imagining you as that scientist or professor, can't recall, in Back to The Future.
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#5
He's a rocket surgeon.
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#6
Maggot or the Back To The Future guy?

Ahahahahaha

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(09-05-2021, 01:10 PM)color additivesMaggot Wrote:
(09-04-2021, 06:45 PM)Duchess Wrote: It keeps you occupied & out of trouble over those long, cold months. Have fun. Don't blind yourself.

I have a stash of Magnesium flares and about 40 phosphorus sparklers. Sometimes I like to mix them and make spark fountains, they go about 12 ft in the air and all I use  a wet dry vac to force air through the tube. I make a cone that goes 4" to 1" and light it. I have to look into something that will give it color other than just white.


It cures my boredom

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blue is the hardest to get right

get some permanganate to mix with the magnesium, you will need a metal tube (best 8" of 2" cold rolled steel taped out by drill - leave an inch in tact) and a squib. very loud concussion mortar.
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#8
Kinda like a potato gun that uses hairspray. I do have alum brazing flux for red though.
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(09-07-2021, 11:36 AM)Maggot Wrote: Kinda like a potato gun that uses hairspray. I do have alum brazing flux for red though.

powdered alum works with the permanganate also.
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