The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 15, 2020, 04:14 PM   #1
jaguarxk120
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 28, 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,547
1F to 3F

I was just putting away the coffee grinder away after processing some bean
coffee.
The thought came to mind why not run some 1F through and make some 3F,
just load the hopper and press the switch.
What do you guys think?
jaguarxk120 is offline  
Old April 15, 2020, 04:24 PM   #2
Pahoo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 7,953
Give it some thought !!!

Quote:
The thought came to mind why not run some 1F through and make some 3F, just load the hopper and press the switch.
What do you guys think?
Should work; just make sure you have a remove switch on the grinder. Also, make sure to tell when you get the proper granulation and don't go to 4F.

Be Safe !!!
__________________
'Fundamental truths' are easy to recognize because they are verified daily through simple observation and thus, require no testing.
Pahoo is offline  
Old April 15, 2020, 07:15 PM   #3
44caliberkid
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 15, 2017
Location: Iowa
Posts: 455
Make sure you have someone video it from a safe distance and say, "Hey, watch this!" as you flip the switch.
44caliberkid is offline  
Old April 15, 2020, 07:34 PM   #4
44 Dave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 24, 2013
Posts: 533
44caliberkid I thought that was "hold my beer and watch this"
Yes any metal grinding parts and black powder is not a good idea.
44 Dave is offline  
Old April 15, 2020, 07:50 PM   #5
Centurion
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 9, 2016
Posts: 145
Just be sure to film the explosion of the grinder once you flip the switch on.
Centurion is offline  
Old April 15, 2020, 10:00 PM   #6
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 20,731
Your insurance company will be laughing. Don't grind powder in a mechanical grinder.

Powder is ground wet and then pushed through screens to get a certain size.
__________________
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is offline  
Old April 16, 2020, 09:33 PM   #7
woodnbow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 2, 2012
Posts: 187
What’s the worst that could happen? You get nicknamed Lefty... the best that could happen is you loose your eyebrows for a year or two. “Poof! No eyebrows!”
woodnbow is offline  
Old April 17, 2020, 07:48 PM   #8
bn12gg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2011
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Posts: 463
I always mix my Columbian beans 75% beans to 25% 3f. Yummy.

.02 David
bn12gg is offline  
Old April 19, 2020, 06:55 PM   #9
Driftwood Johnson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 3, 2014
Location: Land of the Pilgrims
Posts: 1,906
I hope you were joking.

Have you ever heard of powder mills exploding? Do you know that the components for Black Powder are always ground in a wet state, to prevent explosions?
Driftwood Johnson is offline  
Old April 20, 2020, 11:15 AM   #10
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 15,333
Quote:
I was just putting away the coffee grinder away after processing some bean
coffee.
The thought came to mind why not run some 1F through and make some 3F,
just load the hopper and press the switch.
What do you guys think?
I hope your insurance is paid up.
Hawg is offline  
Old April 20, 2020, 12:06 PM   #11
maillemaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 1,635
People do use hand coffee grinders to mill corned powder.

Two things: First, be certain you use a non-metallic grinder. You want a ceramic grinder.

Second, if it has a container for the grinds to fall into, particularly if it is glass, remove that and do not use it. Let the grains fall freely onto a collection surface.

I have one similar to this that I bought for the task. I have not yet gotten around to making powder, though I have ground up all my ingredients.

https://www.amazon.com/Manual-Coffee.../dp/B07F2CFSHR
maillemaker is offline  
Old April 21, 2020, 07:43 AM   #12
jaguarxk120
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 28, 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,547
Before I try any grinding, I think I'll find a used grinder at a second-hand store.

If I smoke our coffee grinder I'll never hear the end of it!!!!
jaguarxk120 is offline  
Old April 21, 2020, 08:58 AM   #13
maillemaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 1,635
There is a massive, 100+ page thread over on castboolits in the Muzzleloading section on home-made black powder. A ceramic coffee grinder is an often-recommended tool for grinding pucks.

Do small batches only, and do it far away from any other powder or flammable items, preferably outdoors.
maillemaker is offline  
Old April 21, 2020, 11:34 AM   #14
pwc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 21, 2018
Location: AZ
Posts: 182
Go to cast boolets forum; muzzleloading/making black powder. You will find grinding dry powder is done in ceramic mills.
pwc is offline  
Old April 22, 2020, 10:35 PM   #15
Sure Shot Mc Gee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 2, 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,780
If intending to use a coffee grinder. Best to use a hand crank. As B/P grinders require ceramic grinding internals. Never ever use >metal internals for such purpose.
__________________
"JUST A OLD DEPLORABLE THAT'S IRREDEMABLE."
Sure Shot Mc Gee is offline  
Old April 25, 2020, 04:49 PM   #16
Scorch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 14,133
There are a lot of bored people right now, aren't there? Well, if you do decide to do it, make sure it gets loaded to YouTube so we can all see it!
__________________
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Summit Arms Services
Taylor Machine
Scorch is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11934 seconds with 8 queries