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  • Don't get excited...

    No, this is not a WMD, but a novelty I fabricated for a 4th of July block party.

    There is a small hole at the end where you can add just the right amount of oxygen and acetylene and VOILA! You have a nice loud boom!

    I did a goodly bit of R&D on this prior to the 4th. Too much mixture and you'll hurt yerself, too little and it will sound what I would imagine Nick would sound like passing gas!
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    sigpic...John

    Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP135 Plus
    Victor O/A outfit
    Dewalt chop saw

    US Navy '65-'69
    Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
    USS Intrepid '67

  • #2
    Ok, so you fill this pipe with rich O/A mix. How do you light it? BTW, is this thing OSHA approved?
    Jim

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    • #3
      No Jim, YOU fill it with a rich O/A mixture and light it at the small hole- and hold on to your hat! By the way, it IS OSHA, NIOSH, AAA, NCAA and UCLA approved!
      sigpic...John

      Dynasty 200DX
      Lincoln SP135 Plus
      Victor O/A outfit
      Dewalt chop saw

      US Navy '65-'69
      Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
      USS Intrepid '67

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      • #4
        Nice! Have fun and be safe. Hate to hear you blew off your fingers or a hand. Are you shooting it into a field or out into a lake?

        James
        Miller Dynasty 200DX SOLD
        WeldTec Water Cooler SOLD
        Miller Millermatic 180 w/ Spoolmate 100
        20Ton press
        And lots of Cut-off and grinding wheels
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        • #5
          We made a ton of acetylene bombs when we were kids, had a patented method with milk jugs, fill with water, turn upside down in water and displace with the right mix. Poked a hole in them with an awl in the handle so the flame spread in the right fashion and use cannon fuse, even tape a cig to them for delay. As real close range they or confined are dangerous, a few feet away more noise than concussion, like a shotgun wadding, some half burned shredded plastic but very loud. If it went off in your face or while holding it there would be a problem obviously.
          I heard the garbage bag deal, wont catch me doing it, heard of it more than once. Like anything else there is a good way to do it and not so good.

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          • #6
            2 more for the bang

            1. Dry Ice in a plastic soda bottle, takes a few minutes to reach "critical mass", but makes a **** of bang.

            2. The tator gun. Anyone ever make one one? The one I have experience with was made with a section 6.0 abs, a cap and reducer to 2.0. the 2 in section was about 3 ft long. You gave it a shot of starter fluid in the "chamber", dropped a potato or orange into barrel and hit lighter. It used a barbecue igniter for trigger. It can chuck the load a long way, no real load though, more of a big thud.

            Hey Haze you didn't mention any projectiles.
            Frank
            (aka Fred)
            MM200 (antique and still cook'n)
            Lincoln 160 buzzzzzz box - left to live with a nice youngster
            Dynasty 300DX
            Spectrum 625
            Chevalier Knee Mill - Bridgeport clone you idiot.
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            Delta Drill Press & Grinder collection

            Needed - a bigger shop to use the stuff

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            • #7
              Where we live now is horse country. I've retired the cannon since it would scare the animals.
              sigpic...John

              Dynasty 200DX
              Lincoln SP135 Plus
              Victor O/A outfit
              Dewalt chop saw

              US Navy '65-'69
              Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
              USS Intrepid '67

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