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Old August 14, 2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Video, Making and screening Black Powder

Here is a follow up video to my vid explaining the process where I go through actually making, screening and testing my powder check it out!
http://youtu.be/AUVo_hOadyc
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Old August 14, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Well that was slick Sir. I have to ask what made the difference between the two powder strength, concerning their burn times do you think? Different chemicals, Dextrin, or perhaps length of time you ball rolled each? Thanks for the great video's brushhippie.
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Old August 14, 2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thanks Mr McGee! Im not real sure, the first batch I used a different scale and I think the recipe has to be very close to be good and I think the mix was just off a little....but heck even the bad stuff is fun.
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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Mix: From what I read to date. There are so many recipes written. The one net site I found interesting was (http://www.musketeer.ch/blackpowder/recipe.html) Like you say even a miss on the recipe can be fun. Thanks again, tom
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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I have seen this, and honestly I was excited by the prospect of trying all these different recipes....however the old guy that taught me is like,why would you want to do that? Ive spent thirty years trying them all and Im tellin ya this is it.....so Im trying to just perfect my system where my powder runs consistent.
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Old August 16, 2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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I wet-mill using Isopropyl Alcohol, Other than that, everything is pretty much the same.
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Old August 16, 2012, 02:27 PM   #7
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Wow, I was sitting on the edge of my chair, watching your video, waiting for you and my computer to blow up. That looked soooooooo dangerous...

Very well done! Always wanted to make my own powder just to know I could if I wanted/needed to. Where did you get the indredients (you might have said but I forgot)? Why not try a sulfurless black powder next? Heard you don't really need sulfur if shooting percussion. Would be interesting to see sulfurless shot from a cap and ball revolver.
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Old August 16, 2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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Bushhippie,
Have you explored or experimented with different woods for your charcoal, and what technique are you using if so ?
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Old August 16, 2012, 03:34 PM   #9
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I have not but here is a good read. http://www.wichitabuggywhip.com/fire...oal_tests.html I believe the Black Willow to be among the fastest and its easy to get.
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Old August 16, 2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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Yes, Willow,followed by Alder, Holly and Ash.
Here is a very simple graphic I just made. I make a batch when
I light the grill. You need Foil and a Kabob skewer.
Just make sure step 8 is air tight as soon as the flame is out.


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Old August 16, 2012, 04:16 PM   #11
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Thats cool thanks for sharing that!
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