Yes very Seriously
NSW Police rang a few times getting my wife who was most amused
"O you think he wants to make bombs!!" har har!!
Lucky I wasn't locked up on the spot.!!
When I thus protested that I could be locked up under the new Terror Laws for two weeks without contact with anyone-
"So what's the problem?"
Lucky I'm not being bugged by CIA operatives.
I used to make it (gunpowder) when I was a kid. I think I just mixed equal quantities of saltpeter, charcoal and sulphur.
It was always a bit disappointing as you could not get the BANG you could get with what we called "Tuppenny Bungers" lethal things that blew letter boxes to bits. One kids hand too
We loved "cracker Night" lived for it.
Now it is so tame and safe
We did jam some home made gunpowder and a steel ball bearing down a bit of pipe once as I remember that went well:evil:
How we survived childhood I will never know
I loved mucking about with chemicals but when I was 15 my science teacher was arrested. and the brothers at the school wouldn't let anyone in his class continue with chemistry
Changed my life
No I don't know what he was arrested for- this was 30 years ago Terrorists were not on the radar
Still having trouble buying cheap charcoal for my garden
me dad michael