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Message started by timpa on Aug 31st, 2022 at 8:07pm

Title: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by timpa on Aug 31st, 2022 at 8:07pm
One can have many opinions about how dangerous a weapon a match is.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTSzvR9oDmA

Title: Re: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 1st, 2022 at 10:12pm
That is amazing!  :D

Title: Re: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by timpa on Oct 3rd, 2022 at 12:01pm
Mother has always forbidden playing with matches. But...

Title: Re: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 5th, 2022 at 6:29am
You have a lot of spare time, don't you ?
:-)

Title: Re: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by timpa on Oct 5th, 2022 at 3:03pm
No.  I have just now been working continuously for a month. (It's very busy at work. And my shift worker is on holiday.)

Title: Re: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 7th, 2022 at 8:02am
Lol, so what you need now is a short piece of Fuse, that is ignited by the match head and runs along the shaft of
the match and sets off a small pyrotechnic charge attached to the match shaft.

You could have a small smoke bomb, incendiary, or a little banger.

Kind of like Hawkeye's special arrows :-)

What works well is a small .22 blank surrounded by a simple saltpetre and icing sugar mix.
It's really small, makes a decent bang and is very easy to make.

Not a clue how things are in Finland for making your own fireworks.

But you can still buy most things necessary for simple pyrotechnics in the UK.

The mini  .22 blanks are used in starting pistols, so can be found in most countries quite legally :-)

Title: Re: Matchstick Atlatl
Post by timpa on Oct 9th, 2022 at 3:10pm
Thanks CA!  A little pop is ok in Finland.

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