How to Make Fireworks

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How To Make Visco Fuse Rockets

A while back I received samples of some of Skylighter's fabulous Chinese-made fireworks fuse products: fast yellow visco, green visco, thin (cross-match) visco, and paper firecracker fuse. Noting the substantial flame spit from the visco fuse, I decided to try...

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How To Make Blinding Red Fireworks Stars

This was lifted off one of the internet mailing lists and described as "blinding red firework stars," our thanks to "Gary" who furnished this. We haven't tried it, but since it smells similar to the legendary Independence "Ruby" red firework...

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How To Make Saxon Spark Wheels

By John Werner INTRODUCTION Saxon spark wheels are a very simple ground based revolving device similar in effect to a wheel but much more basic in construction. Imagine a long, tubular propeller shape spinning about a central pivot, being driven...

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How to Make Fireworks Wheels For Set Pieces

Bill Schmidt, a very accomplished fireworks builder, active in the Crackerjacks club, and a former President of the Northern Lighters, approached me a few years ago with a book idea. He has been making fireworks for many, many years. When...

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How To Make Blue Strobe Rockets

Someone wrote me recently and asked how to make Blue Strobe Rockets. Well, there's a video on the topic "Blue Strobe Rockets" done by Doc Barr, who made the first ones I'd seen. Doc tells me that he first learned...

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Colored Rocket Compositions

After playing for two years with the latest craze stinger missile rockets, and making all the sizes from 3/8 bore to the (and I believe I made the first) monster 6 lb., and garnishing them with all kinds of crap...

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Basic Pyrotechnic Hand Ramming Technique

For anyone wishing to progress beyond making items such as bangers or salutes, it is necessary to become familiar with the techniques of consolidating pyrotechnic compositions in a tube. Known as charging or ramming, the oldest and most common method...

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