These videos show you some of the steps to make pumped stars for use in a star mine. You'll learn how to mill, mix, weigh and screen the necessary chemicals. Then how to properly ram your stars using a star pump, prime and dry your stars. Finally, the stars used in a 3-shot fanned star mine.
Charcoal Star Mine
A 3-shot charcoal streamer star mine using 3/8-inch pumped stars.
How to safely grind chemicals in a blade-type coffe mill for use in fireworks compositions.
Weighing out the chemicals you'll need to make a batch of firework stars.
Screen mixing the chemicals together twice through a 20-mesh screen to break up clumps and thoroughly mix it.
How to properly dampen the star composition with a spray bottle and use a screen to evenly distribute the water. A scale is used to verify the proper weight of water has been adedd so you get the perfect consistency.
How to fill your star pump with composition and hand ram with a mallet to get evenly sized firework stars.
How to prime fireworks stars evenly with a black powder prime using a spray bottle to lightly dampen the stars enough to get to the prime to stick.
Options for safely drying your firework stars including a food dehydrator and drying screen.
A 3-shot fanned fireworks mine made using Shimizu's Chrysanthemum 8 Charcoal Stars.