How to Make Fireworks

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Firefly Aluminum Powder Rocket Composition

John Dudley sent this in. Thanks John. Firefly Aluminum Rockets Ball mill the lampblack, sulfur and potassium nitrate together for two hours, just like making black powder. Next, mix in the firefly aluminum powder and boric acid. Make regular black...

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How to Make Firework Mines

Introduction There is a beautiful photo on the cover of Dr. Takeo Shimizu's Fireworks, The Art, Science and Technique (FAST). At the top of the picture is a huge, double-petaled, fireworks-shell starburst, with several smaller star-flowers between it and the...

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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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