Cremora Fireball Tips

Cremora Fireball Tips

Lots of people used Skylighter’s free project to make Cremora Fireballs for the July 4th fireworks displays. But one of our customers, Jon M., really took the fireball project and ran with it. And ran with it. And ran with it…

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Lancework Set Piece for Wedding

My friend Tom Dewille sent this to us yesterday. Since this fuse can be used to light anything quickly, just thought you might like to read about it. “Saturday I shot this set piece (picture above) for a wedding. I used GN1205 fuse instead of quickmatch for fusing the lances, (made with Skylighter chems of course) and got […]

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Fireworks “Micro-Wheel”

Free Roll of Flying Fish or Falling Leaves Fuse for Every $50 Spent – expires 10/12/13 Hey, Now’s your chance to get a free roll of flying fish or falling leaves fuse! These fuses are fantastic for quick and dirty rocket toppers, 2″ cylinder shells, and even fun little projects like this — the world’s smallest […]

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The Many Uses of Titanium Dihydride in Fireworks

The Many Uses of Titanium Dihydride in Fireworks

The possibilities for using cheap Titanium Dihydride are endless.

Basically, try substituting it for aluminum, mag-alum, or fine titanium in existing formulas. Click to see some videos showing what Titanium Dihydride can do, as well as some short projects to get your started.

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From a pile of chems to finished shells in 4 hours

From a pile of chems to finished shells in 4 hours

If you like building aerial shells, rockets or mines, this may be a game changer for you. This is Bert Ingley, Harry’s apprentice pyro-magician. Lemme tell you this amazing success story about my very first batch of stars. In just a short time since I met Harry, our backyard Fourth of July show grew from […]

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Can Titanium be added to any firework?

Can Titanium be added to any firework?

Ken and Bonnie Kosanke wrote an article in Best of AFN VI, that I completely overlooked until today. It contains one jewel that I had never read or known.

You can basically add titanium to existing fireworks formulas without having to change the proportions of the existing recipe.

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Celebrating the “Real” Independence Day

Celebrating the “Real” Independence Day

Well, even though July 4th — beloved by American fireworks nuts of every size, shape, and color…even though July 4th was the day we declared our independence from Mad King George, it is not the day we actually GOT our independence.

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Flying Fish Fuse Demo

You can use flying fish fuse in aerial shells, in rockets (including my favorite Stinger Missile Rockets), in mines, and many other fireworks. Heck, it’s even fun to just light a 4″ piece and throw it in the air –especially with the crackling sound these make. This is cool stuff! One of my favorite firework […]

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Microjet Stars – Using Potassium Perchlorate

From The Best of AFN III: After competing in the 1990 PGI aerial competition, I’ve been asked by some of my friends to explain the principles and how-to’s of a microjet star. After many hours testing, failing, and retesting, I finally came up with an idea based on the popular go-getter. The first time I […]

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Is This a Breakthrough in Black Powder Making?

Ready to experience a black-powder-making religious conversion? I urge you to read the whole article that my friend Jason Land wrote on “Polverone Revisited.” (Polverone is just another variety of black powder.) Here is a “new” old technique for making large quantities black powder (BP) faster and cheaper that could make a huge difference to […]

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