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3D printing
Using a 3D printer to make a pattern for lost-wax casting would be superb, but the plastic material ...
14-1-2013 at 09:36
by: Swede
Quantitative determination of Ti ion
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. If none of these work, I can always make a new batch by carefully ...
8-1-2013 at 06:07
by: Swede
Quantitative determination of Ti ion
I created an acidic solution of TiCl3 by simply dissolving an excess of Ti sponge in HCl. The lefto ...
6-1-2013 at 10:18
by: Swede
Sodium ascorbate/ascorbic acid as a reducing agent
Why not give it a try on a small scale? If you have the appropriate qualitative testing reagents fo ...
4-1-2013 at 09:12
by: Swede
More on PbO2 electrodes
While not a PbO2 effort, pyrochlores, especially of the Bi Ru varieties, apparently will make perchl ...
4-1-2013 at 09:03
by: Swede
lead metal and sodium nitrate
I'm just not getting why so many people recently want to be putting huge quantities of lead/Pb compo ...
31-12-2012 at 09:19
by: Swede
Electrochemical alkoxide production
I still plan on giving this a shot, but the pressing need to synthesize a titanate was solved by sim ...
28-12-2012 at 07:15
by: Swede
3D printing
MJP, I don't know where you live, but the overwhelming majority of the U.S. States allow hobbyists t ...
24-12-2012 at 07:27
by: Swede
Sodium amalgam electrocell
You can energize mercury with a glass-encased conductor that comes from the top and penetrates into ...
21-12-2012 at 06:35
by: Swede
Latest chemical order?
I bid on an eBay auction in a knee-jerk fashion, and won a chemical I have no real use for... Lithiu ...
20-12-2012 at 07:36
by: Swede
Building a Syringe Pump?
While not a syringe pump, one of my most often-used similar devices is an Aalborg brand all-PTFE nee ...
19-12-2012 at 10:06
by: Swede
Question about PETN
All nitrated esters, unless meticulously washed, neutralized, and preferably stabilized, will degrad ...
15-12-2012 at 09:22
by: Swede
most powerful whistle mix
Certain material approach what are called in Pyrotechnics "Death Mixes." Armstrong's mixture comes ...
15-12-2012 at 09:18
by: Swede
Silver Acetylide synthesis
Any leftovers should be stored in a small poly vial under water. I'd avoid glass. It is a primary, ...
13-12-2012 at 08:13
by: Swede
Silver Acetylide synthesis
It means add the silver nitrate to a solution that is 5 to 10% HNO3.

The washing of the acetylene ...
12-12-2012 at 17:10
by: Swede
Question about PETN
It's not a recipe.

Urea is for stabilization, to act as a scavenger for acidic byproducts and dec ...
12-12-2012 at 16:57
by: Swede
Stupid pH question
Sorry about all the Q. I've been asking lately, but my mind is whirling on my current electrochemist ...
12-12-2012 at 09:26
by: Swede
Gun Propellants: Single, Double and Tripple based
Smokeless powder is not an easy thing to make.

Single base (nitrocotton) or double base (added ni ...
12-12-2012 at 07:30
by: Swede
Reflux setup for valve metals
Thanks, Smaerd, the procedure calls for "near boiling" HCl for a several hour period. No specific t ...
11-12-2012 at 14:30
by: Swede
Reflux setup for valve metals
I'm looking for suggestions from the hive mind... Electrochemistry is my bag, organic chemistry (or ...
11-12-2012 at 12:07
by: Swede
The Ultimate Thermometer Test: video
I like your video, thanks for sharing it. I'd guess the systems are showing low (as mentioned earli ...
11-12-2012 at 09:24
by: Swede
3D printing
If we are talking apocalyptic scenarios, the most effective and easiest expedient firearm will be th ...
7-12-2012 at 07:35
by: Swede
Electrochemical alkoxide production
As expected, the white solids (there was a lot) was TiO2. The methanol I used was technical grade a ...
5-12-2012 at 17:23
by: Swede
Pb02 gunpowder
"You guys don't seem to mind... AP" - don't generalize. I've never touched AP, never will. There a ...
5-12-2012 at 09:01
by: Swede
Unusual primary
I find this to be pretty interesting, and thanks for sharing.

The question I have is how sensitiv ...
5-12-2012 at 08:56
by: Swede
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