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Offline leedrill

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my new time fuse cutter
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:31:08 PM »
took a few hours to build so i slacked off at the end i intend to put a guide on the other side for the lever to keep it aligned in the blade notch i also intend on drilling a 1/4" hole through the bottom of the guide and 1/2" into the main block of the cutter having it be just a semi circular hole on the the other side inline with the cutting edge of the blade so when i want to cross match for shells and other things i can just insert a length into the hole having it be stopped by the end of the semi circular groove on the other side and cut as normal leaving a nice centred clean cut to cross match   

hope you get what i mean the gold screw is doing the job of the guide for now and the hight stopper aswell

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 02:04:37 PM »
Nice job, seems pretty solid when you sliced through the fuse.

Nice fuse too, all you need now is the fuse caps and I can see you having salute ring rockets!

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 06:52:38 PM »
too late falcon already have a few hundred of the caps haha hence my hastily finishing job on the cutter

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 02:27:15 PM »
Hey Lee,
Looks good, makes life easier. I got mine from Firework tools, but wasnt needed in a hurry (got it over the summer period last year).

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 07:38:01 PM »
What are fuse caps?

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 08:48:12 AM »
Nice one!

What do you use to prime the ends of the timefuse? NC lacquer based or...?

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 10:50:59 PM »
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http://fireworktools.com/collections/tubes

Sold out, classic! At $5 per 100 as well.

Hmm, I can imagine you bought more than a few hundred. How many thousand did you get?

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Re: my new time fuse cutter
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 07:31:01 PM »
What do you use to prime the ends of the timefuse? NC lacquer based or...?

I tend to shy away from priming time fuse with NC lacquer as I have seen it create a smooth skin or barrier that prevented the fuse from lighting. If priming with NC dip in some granulated BP to give it a rough surface to aid ignition.
For a while now Ive been cutting an x in the face of the fuse around 10 mm deep and flaring the end out till flat to expose the powder core then dip in Gum Arabic or Dextrin bound BP slurry (See pic below). This has proved to be extremely reliable as the slurry sticks to the fibrous wrapping and holds everything together really well as well as providing a rough surface and increasing the surface area. If you do a few at a time its very fast.
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