A brief disturbing dream... - Page 2 - Graybeard Outdoors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 06:33 PM
Super Moderator
 
double d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 15,891
Default

Not stupid at all as I found out 6 years ago when my first wife died. I was left with 3 boxes of cremains to take care of. My wife's, my mother-in-law and my mother-in-law's companion.

Fortunately, each had left instructions and I was able to meet all 3 of their wishes. The questions then, what about me. My attorney told me to write into my will. He also told me it really wasn't that unusual. He said a favorite of bird hunters was to load shot shells with ashes to be used by friends on their next hunt.

There is nothing stupid about planning. I think my friends and family would think shooting my ashes out of my cannon would be fitting celebration of my life.

For an over powder wad I will just use a single layer cardboard, like cereal box card board. Do the bowling ball Mortar it will be just 8 1/2" diameter.

It takes a good size cannon to do this. Think about the volume of standard cereal box.
double d is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 09:45 PM
Senior Member
 
carbineone1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Columbus NE
Posts: 1,233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridagent View Post
Incredibly stupid thread. Grow up, folks.
I am growed up At least have been for long enough to know better than throw insults around like that.

But welcome to the Forum nonetheless Floridagent.

Thanks DD
carbineone1964 is online now  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 04:34 AM
Moderator
 
GGaskill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central AZ
Posts: 6,952
Default

Soak the cardboard in a solution of baking soda and let it dry.

GG
“If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.”
--Winston Churchill
GGaskill is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 07:47 AM
Super Moderator
 
double d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 15,891
Default

Thanks George, good idea.

I had also thought about soaking it in potassium nitrate.
double d is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 08:19 AM
Senior Member
 
carbineone1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Columbus NE
Posts: 1,233
Default

What goes the baking soda do? Stiffen the cardboard? If so, maybe starch would work also?
carbineone1964 is online now  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 10:03 AM
Super Moderator
 
double d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 15,891
Default

Baking soda keeps it from burning.

Potassium nitrate makes it burn fast. Like flash paper.
double d is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 06:02 PM
Moderator
 
GGaskill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central AZ
Posts: 6,952
Default

This is the chemistry: "Fire Retardant – This is one of the more surprising uses for baking soda. Believe it or not, baking soda can quite effectively put oil and electrical fires due to its release of carbon dioxide when it comes in contact with the fire." from:http://agreenliving.net/the-secrets-of-baking-soda/

So I wouldn't rely on it saving your house in a forest fire but for a short duration use such as a cannon wad, it should be just the ticket.

GG
“If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.”
--Winston Churchill

Last edited by GGaskill; 07-27-2017 at 06:11 PM.
GGaskill is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 11:13 PM
Senior Member
 
carbineone1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Columbus NE
Posts: 1,233
Default

I am kinda slow I guess, I get it now though. I remember the trick using Baking Soda to extinguish kitchen fires now.

Should have had a 50 pound bag when I started my Garage on fire
carbineone1964 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Graybeard Outdoors forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome