- Safety Info Warning/Disclaimer
- This website/course discusses the creation and work with chemical compounds and mixtures that present a real risk of serious injury and/or death if mishandled. In addition, some of the chemicals discussed are toxic and present a danger to a person’s health if inhaled or ingested. Primer compounds are considered to be “Primary” explosives. This designation is a result of the sensitivity of these materials to percussion, heat, and sparks (both electrical and mechanical) and their intense power during detonation. Therefore, anyone who uses this information to make primer compounds or primers does so at their own risk. The creators and instructors of this course will not be held legally liable for any accidents or injuries resulting from this information.
- To avoid serious injury or death, always work with primer compounds in small quantities of less than ~2 grams (~30 grains) at a time. Always wear eye protection and work in a clutter free, well-ventilated area. It is recommended that wood, plastic, or other non-sparking tools be used to avoid accidental ignition of primer compounds and primers. Work on a non-porous surface and carefully clean up all residue and dust from the work area when finished. It is important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after working with primer compounds to avoid accidental poisoning.
- Personal Protection Gear Suggested (but not limited to)
Eyewear and/or a faceshield
Gloves that cover your wrist area
Long Sleeve Shirts
Non-flamable ClothingKnow your chemicals - different chemicals require different techniques for handling/storage.