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by tmacklin
Wed, 18 Apr 18, 22:36 pm
Forum: The joys of CATOs
Topic: How to make Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: How to make Black Powder

In my previous post I failed to mention that the manufacture of niter should only be conducted outdoors with plenty of ventilation.
by tmacklin
Tue, 17 Apr 18, 02:20 am
Forum: The joys of CATOs
Topic: How to make Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: How to make Black Powder

As promised, a discussion on the oxidizer for those of you who have lots of time on their hands. I shall not give the proportions of the chemical mixture of this evil concoction other than to say that the classic formula is 10% of this, 15% of that and 75% of the other thing and may be found on www....
by tmacklin
Tue, 10 Apr 18, 16:07 pm
Forum: Commander's Log
Topic: Getting back into form
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Getting back into form

I took a little inventory the other day and realized I have: 10 rockets in various stages of being built. 2 rockets in various forms of repair 1 tracking scope under construction etc., etc. What's a commander to do? I took inventory of my stuff awhile ago and discovered that everything I own is eit...
by tmacklin
Mon, 09 Apr 18, 03:54 am
Forum: The joys of CATOs
Topic: How to make Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: How to make Black Powder

Coming soon...the oxidizer!
by tmacklin
Mon, 09 Apr 18, 03:52 am
Forum: Your tax dollars at Work
Topic: Significant Increase? So they were all right with this in small doses?
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: Significant Increase? So they were all right with this in small doses?

I understand that bureaucrats in DC are now prohibited from staring out of the windows of their offices in the morning hours before lunch. The reasoning is because they wouldn't have anything to do in the afternoon.
by tmacklin
Mon, 02 Apr 18, 14:53 pm
Forum: Commander's Log
Topic: Have a wonderful Easter!
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Have a wonderful Easter!

That's a great explanation of how Easter came to be what it is. Now, can anyone explain "Daylight Savings Time"?
by tmacklin
Sun, 01 Apr 18, 20:24 pm
Forum: Commander's Log
Topic: Have a wonderful Easter!
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Have a wonderful Easter!

And a Happy Easter to you as well Bernie. Actually, the word "Easter" was an error made by the translators when the King James Version was penned. The Last Supper was actually the Passover when Jesus was about to become the Sacrificial Lamb of God. Instead, the Romans chose to celebrate fertility. :...
by tmacklin
Fri, 30 Mar 18, 15:10 pm
Forum: Heard around the Starport
Topic: Flat Earther leaves the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Flat Earther leaves the ground

The Flat Earth Society has enabled Mad Mike Hughes to indulge in his fantasy. Me thinks Ol' Mike is crazy...like a fox. Without funding there is no way in hell Mike could build his steam powered special on a limo driver's salary, and Mad Mike managed to pull off a sweet financial plan by exploiting ...
by tmacklin
Thu, 29 Mar 18, 03:55 am
Forum: Construction Tools
Topic: Tools from Uncle Ted
Replies: 21
Views: 5522

Re: Tools from Uncle Ted

The solution to this problem has already been worked out.
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by tmacklin
Wed, 28 Mar 18, 03:14 am
Forum: The joys of CATOs
Topic: How to make Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: How to make Black Powder

Luke, you are correct! 3% of 50 pounds is indeed 1.50 pounds. I should refrain from posting stuff when I';m drunk out of my skull! It's an interesting experiment if you have time on your hands but what does one do with all that salt water? LOL! (I've only done this once just to prove I could.) Years...