Re: now what
- Hi Tom,
I'm not sure how your press is designed, but if I was going to make another blast shield for my press, I'd use 3/4" plywood for the bulk of the shield and cut a smaller "window" in the center to be covered by a scrap of 1/2" thick Lexan. The cost of a scrap of Lexan is not much (eBay or usplastics.com), and the plywood would by much stronger overall.
--- In PrairieThunderPyrotechnics@yahoogroups.com, "tom sklebar" <toms995@...> wrote:
> Works for me. We can roll up some more burst and stars (I will be doing
> that anyways) as well as investigate BP. I now have a new 12 ton press and
> gauge (but no blast shield or sleeves yet) as well as some new 1lb tooling
> for rockets. I found out yesterday I can't get the lexan I need for the
> shield in my town so no whistle rockets yet. I would suggest for end burners
> you contact one of the rocket pounders (John, Kurt, Bob Westfall) for
> formula and process and bring it with you or look at Ned's article
> Bring rocket sticks since you need good straight ones for high speed
> rockets. We could also press some small comets since I have some home made
> tooling for those.
> I do have plastic 3's and 4's to make up some shells as well as the WASP.
> Another thing we could do is all pound out some drivers and build a simple
> saxon or wheel.
> Tom S.