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How to Make Fireworks Grade Charcoal6m25s

How to Make Fireworks Grade Charcoal

This video shows how to make charcoal for high performance black powder and many other compositions. To learn how to put this charcoal to use please visit: http://www.grassrootsdiy.com/ Making charcoal is a very handy skill to have in pyrotechnics. Charcoal is the determining chemical in how m

Timing Shells With Handmade Fuse (Spolettes)5m46s

Timing Shells With Handmade Fuse (Spolettes)

This video shows how spolettes are made for use in timing areal shells. They are preferable to time fuse, and may be the only option in areas where time fuse and visco are not available. Thanks to PyroDirect for the tubes I used in this video. They can be purchased at this location: http://www.pyro

How to Shock Anything & Fry Electronics with a Touch!11m49s

How to Shock Anything & Fry Electronics with a Touch!

I have made a new version of this device that can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGx83KppSCQ In this video I show how to make a device that allows the user to gain the power of electricity. This high voltage generator can electrify a persons entire body with a static charge more powe

Making Sodium Metal - Sodium Extraction4m53s

Making Sodium Metal - Sodium Extraction

I have dedicated a page on my website to further explain this reaction: http://www.grassrootsdiy.com/sodium.htm The reaction is as follows: 2Mg + 2NaOH = 2MgO + 2Na + H2 This is my new process of reacting NaOH and Mg in a water cooled soup can for creating elemental sodium. I also show a far

How Fireworks Work: Ball Shells4m56s

How Fireworks Work: Ball Shells

This video shows the basic concepts that are used to create professional firework shells. If you would like to learn how to purchase or build professional fireworks safely and legally, I suggest reading this article: http://www.grassrootsdiy.com/?page_id=84 This page will explain some of the chemi

How to Make a Paper Crossbow11m49s

How to Make a Paper Crossbow

I noticed that there was no decent tutorial out there for making a paper crossbow (or a paper gun that shoots) that didn't utilize rubber bands. This is what I came up with as a result. The crossbow is actually quite durable in design and should stand up to use for for a very long time so long as it

Consumer Class Show at MPAG 7-23-1013m52s

Consumer Class Show at MPAG 7-23-10

The first night of Michigan Pyrotechnics Arts Guild's July shoot. An excellent shoot both nights, and great company. Thank you to all who played a part in this shoot. To find a club in your own location be sure to check out: http://www.pgi.org/fireworks-clubs.aspx And of course, we would be ha

How To Make A Fretted Cigar Box Guitar17m23s

How To Make A Fretted Cigar Box Guitar

A cigar box guitar tutorial was the first project video of this kind I ever filmed. That was 4 years ago. I've always wanted to build a fretted version from the ground up, and for this video I finally got around to it. I hope you enjoy! The goal I set for the design was to use only tools and materia

How to Make a Vacuum Pump9m19s

How to Make a Vacuum Pump

This video will show how to make a vacuum pump, a device that can be used to suck the air out of sealed environments. This is the same pump I use to operate my vacuum cannon seen here: http://youtu.be/CVL99yIB3NQ A clear vacuum chamber such as the one seen in the video can be obtained by purchasing

Building a Concept Spring Airsoft Grenade12m24s

Building a Concept Spring Airsoft Grenade

Designed in an afternoon, built, filmed and edited the next day. As a result of the rushed process, there are a few things still needing to be worked out. Range of the grenade is an issue, but that could be remedied easily with stronger springs. I may give it a shot if there is enough interest shown

How To Make a Tree Spring Survival Trap5m11s

How To Make a Tree Spring Survival Trap

Here is a non-lethal trap design that can be used for any number of animals, from small game to birds. It can either be set along a game trail to be triggered passively by creatures passing by, or bait can be applied to the horizontal trigger stick. For very small animals the trap and loop of rope s

MPAG Fireworks Shoot - February 2011 - Evart5m47s

MPAG Fireworks Shoot - February 2011 - Evart

Lots of 6" shells at this shoot. It was quite a struggle all night to keep the snow off my camera lens. Enjoy. I highly recommend all that my viewers join a pyrotechnics club. A list of all the clubs currently accepting new members in the States can be found here: http://www.pgi.org/links/clubs.

How to Make Giant Bubbles5m43s

How to Make Giant Bubbles

New video demonstrating a Guar Gum recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TwVFOzrwzI I had more fun making this video than any I can remember in the recent past. Making giant bubbles may turn into an ongoing hobby. Some of my younger cousins have certainly enjoyed it as well! The bubbles seen in

How to Make an Electric Cigar Box Guitar for $259m08s

How to Make an Electric Cigar Box Guitar for $25

I've made a new CBG tutorial video, this time a fretted version. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/FDKCvCQzkTk Total build (not including glue dry time) took about 3 hours for this guitar. I did my best to use the most inexpensive parts possible. The only tools I use to carve the neck are a knife

Building a Paper Cannon | Black Powder7m42s

Building a Paper Cannon | Black Powder

Building a paper cannon. This was a fun project that I may scale up even further in the future! Thanks to my sponsor ThruNite. You can check out the Ti5 at the following link: http://amazon.com/thrunite Also thank you to my Patreon supporters! you can view my page here: https://www.patreon.com/Nigh

How To Design Custom Shirts With Bleach7m20s

How To Design Custom Shirts With Bleach

This bleach staining process has been around for a number of years but has remained relatively unknown. The potential complexity and variety of images that can be made is virtually unlimited. More examples of what can be achieved and alternative staining methods can be found here: http://www.reddit.