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Author Topic: $.79 sticks of dynamite  (Read 12000 times)
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« on: September 12, 2010, 06:39:10 pm »



A 79 cents broom handle, cut to 10 inch pieces. Brown packaging paper, cut to size so I could feed it to my printer. A few pieces of string, some hot glue and a little tape.. a little crooked, but hey, looks good enough to me.. Smiley

The pics don't show it, but there are 3 lines of text. The first lists the detonation speed, weight and year of manufacture, the second is the large DYNAMITE text, and the third reads "Alfred Nobel & Co Nitroglycerin Company.

The text:



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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 06:53:23 pm »

Assez bon!




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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 07:27:48 pm »

Very spiffy!

Be sure to leave that out of your carry on luggage though.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 08:19:15 pm »

Nice! But I was hoping for a link to a sale on dynamite...
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 08:21:49 pm »

I bet if you sold them, they would go like a bomb.  Grin


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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 08:32:04 pm »

Lol, I could toss some up on Etsy, but I think it would violate their rules..
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 09:59:28 pm »

Maybe sell it as a DIY kit?  Like, precut broomstics and printed paper, all they have to do is put it together!  Just a thought...
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 10:21:53 pm »

this would be much better in my opinion if done on a red paper and then you add discoloration and droplets of yellow clear *glistening* dried(to make easier to handle in real life) stuff to it for having the option of really old left over and highly unstable sticks Cheesy now we need a how to on making a crate to store it in Cheesy:D:D:D

(maybe modgepodge? thickened resin)
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 04:59:05 am »

I've been wanting to make these for years, mostly after watching the 1999 Mummy.  It was never something I got around to though.  These are fantastic.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 05:23:25 am »

T'were you in the US, I'd say enjoy the inevitable dog-pile proctological exam by local, state and Federal Law Enforcement.

Perhaps the Netherlands' police are more laid back. How do they feel about those little red muzzle caps on non-guns?
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 06:09:19 am »

Y'know, some German blackhead aluminum powder, potassium chlorate, sulphur, and a touch of iron oxide would make your 'fake' explosives much more 'useful'. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 11:48:39 am »

I hate to nitpick, but the dynamite font looks a lot like Rockwell, which wasn't created until 1934, nearly 50 years after your dynamite was manufactured.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarendon_(typeface) however was created in 1845.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 10:35:09 pm »

I hate to nitpick, but the dynamite font looks a lot like Rockwell, which wasn't created until 1934, nearly 50 years after your dynamite was manufactured.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarendon_(typeface) however was created in 1845.



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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 10:38:56 pm »

Your sticks are quite nice.
   I agree that a red paper is more iconic, however I've never seen that they were "always red".
Nor have I seen anything on the discoloration of their wrappings over the passage of time. 
   Basically it rocks dude.

As for the USA, and the "issues" you'd have facing you for making / carrying it.
If you're not annoying / menacing / disturbing the peace ( on public land ) they can't touch you.
And if you're on private land, well you can do almost anything. Unless you lived in some crazy
place like New York city or something.

    It's not something I'd take on a bus, taxi or plane were I headed to a party. And I'd have it wrapped
with a large clear note explaining this was fake, for entertainment only. After all you can buy stuff like this at costume stores at Halloween !

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 11:17:06 pm »

Strictly for cons / fantasy festivals, etc. Only ever visible when in-costume.. I think it should be ok..

As far as the font goes.. well, if that's the only real criticism, I can live with that.. after all, the 'fuse' is just a piece of rough string, braided and tied together.. and the paper I used for wrapping has the store's logo on the other side, lol! (luckily not visible)
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 02:43:09 pm »

I hate to nitpick, but the dynamite font looks a lot like Rockwell, which wasn't created until 1934, nearly 50 years after your dynamite was manufactured.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarendon_(typeface) however was created in 1845.



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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2010, 03:06:31 pm »

For the sake of accuracy should not the weight and burn speed be in imperial measures not these newfangled centemetric units??
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2010, 03:09:02 pm »

For the sake of accuracy should not the weight and burn speed be in imperial measures not these newfangled centemetric units??

Tssk.. Nobel wasn't born in the Empire or any of its colonies.. Wink
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2010, 03:16:57 pm »

I think that with items like this.... it's best NOT to have it look so authentic.  Sure you could easily get cannon fuse from your local friendly neighborhood armament store but why?  You would be just that much closer to getting into REAL trouble.  It looks awesome and gets the idea across just fine the way it is, maybe a touch campy but that's perfect.   Too much realism might cause folks to get nervous and jerky.  Then again, maybe I'm just paranoid.    
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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2010, 03:18:10 pm »

For the sake of accuracy should not the weight and burn speed be in imperial measures not these newfangled centemetric units??

...and priced at 9/6?
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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2010, 03:56:30 pm »

I think that with items like this.... it's best NOT to have it look so authentic.  Sure you could easily get cannon fuse from your local friendly neighborhood armament store but why?  You would be just that much closer to getting into REAL trouble.  It looks awesome and gets the idea across just fine the way it is, maybe a touch campy but that's perfect.   Too much realism might cause folks to get nervous and jerky.  Then again, maybe I'm just paranoid.    

I know.. I have actually decided not to take these to the upcomming festival. I'll take off the paper wrapping and replace it with something else. Maybe make 'm ACME-brand boomsticks or something.. better not to risk any trouble with the law.. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2010, 06:29:41 pm »

Absolutely top-hole! Now I know exactly where to come for the sort of thing you need to liven up a dull party or make Aunt Gwendolyn reconsider her plans to prolong her visit. And relatively safe if the  Angry little darlings Angry should get hold of some.
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2010, 08:02:24 pm »

I know.. I have actually decided not to take these to the upcomming festival. I'll take off the paper wrapping and replace it with something else. Maybe make 'm ACME-brand boomsticks or something.. better not to risk any trouble with the law.. Smiley

Perhaps "Farmer's All-Purpose Tool:  Gair-N-teed to Remove Gophers, Stumps, and DRASTICLY Reduce the Flight Potential of Alien Spacecraft!"(-From "Spaced Invaders")? 

I also like the Boomstick idea...  heh...  Then you'd be carrying around a "Fistfull of Boomstick!" ha ha ha ha... ha...  ok, why am I the only one laughing?   Embarrassed
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2010, 08:58:41 pm »

Blain - Clarendon would work, but it is dead common these days.  Could you suggest something for a similar application that would be approximately correct, but at the same time be very evocative of the late 19th c.?

I have lots of fonts, but I just can't seem to find something that would look right without looking cartoonish.

Thanks


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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2010, 10:55:55 am »

Here are a few resources for Victorian fonts.
http://www.fontscape.com/explore?7RW
http://www.p22.com/P22_2004/Frames/browse.html

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