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Old 03-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #41
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All the ingredients to make fine black powder are available at Lowe's or Home Despot in their garden centers. Powdered sulphur is sprinkled on plants; stump remover is 100% pure potassium nitrate; and you can either buy a small piece of pine (preferably w/o knots) or use pine sawdust to make charcoal. Just put some soft, dry wood in a metal can with a metal lid and "cook" it in your wood stove to produce charcoal. There you have it---the major ingredients. Check out some of the excellent videos on YouTube for making black powder.

Higher quality ingredients can be found here: http://www.ihaveadotcom.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=72&zenid=phj4dkiur do3e68rh6j2ftr3e3
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you can either buy a small piece of pine (preferably w/o knots) or use pine sawdust to make charcoal. Just put some soft, dry wood in a metal can with a metal lid and "cook" it in your wood stove to produce charcoal.

Pine might be good for a light show but willow makes the best bp.
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Pine might be good for a light show but willow makes the best bp.
So true. But ask a "sales associate" at BLowes or Home Despot for some willow and let us know what he says.
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Buy wood? Just buy the powder then. Around here, willow grows like weeds. I know not everyone lives in such a wetland rich state though.

A bundle of twigs as long and thick as your arm should yield enough powder to last long enough to forget the recipe if you don't have it written down. Unless you shoot quite a lot.
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Buy wood? Just buy the powder then. Around here, willow grows like weeds. I know not everyone lives in such a wetland rich state though.

A bundle of twigs as long and thick as your arm should yield enough powder to last long enough to forget the recipe if you don't have it written down. Unless you shoot quite a lot.
Agreed. And if you choose not to dirty your hands or go through the fuss of producing charcoal, it is cheaply available via the link I provided above.

I'm no cheapskate, but the minimum order for BP and associated hazmat fees make buying black powder difficult.
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Agreed. And if you choose not to dirty your hands or go through the fuss of producing charcoal, it is cheaply available via the link I provided above.

I'm no cheapskate, but the minimum order for BP and associated hazmat fees make buying black powder difficult.
I can buy Goex at my local hardware store 10 min. down the street. Another source of chemicals is sky lighter.com. I have done business with them several times, no problem.

I'd like to know: Has anyone actually, PERSONALLY made charcoal, and then made BP from it, and then used it to shoot a gun?
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What about coffee creamer? It's another ingredient in pyrotechnics used to make "Cremora Fireballs" AKA fuel-air fireball, or if contained, a fuel-air explosion. The kind you can get in the supermarket will work, too. Not the easiest thing to make......
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