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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #75 on: March 06, 2020, 11:24:15 AM »
Used to have fun with bolt bombs except instead of using match head scratchings I used ammo powder as it was there and readily accessible. Growing up on a farm meant there were some quite big nuts and bolts hanging around and plenty of ammo powder.
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #76 on: March 06, 2020, 02:48:37 PM »
Used to have fun with bolt bombs
Shit I'd forgotten them!!!!!!! LOL

the other great one was a Frozen Grapefruit or Orange canon using PVC pipe lolol
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #77 on: March 06, 2020, 04:50:40 PM »
Used to have fun with bolt bombs....
Bolt Bombs, now theres something I havent thought about for a long time! I was the youngest out of all my cousins and family friends so therefore easily led astray and always eager to impress the older ones. I remember them telling me to throw a bolt bomb and when it went off, one of the ends went straight through my legs and hit the fence behind me! A little bit higher or off to the side and it would of been disaster!
I also remember as a teenager seperating the heads out of 22 bullets and using them in my slingshot. Funny how if I caught my kids doing anything like that I would crack it at them for being dangerous! Do as I say and not as I did!
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #78 on: March 06, 2020, 09:57:57 PM »


Used to have fun with bolt bombs
I remember them. Must be 30 years since I've seen one.
Another one we used to do was the old matchbox bombs. Make sure a full box of matches has the heads all up one end.  Rip off the striking panel and slide it in gently against the matchheads. Tape the box up tightly with electrical tape. Throw it against a hard surface. Made a bang without the shrapnel. A bit more benign, but still  fun when you were young. A full lighter also made a nice pop when hurled against a concrete wall.


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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #79 on: March 07, 2020, 12:08:08 AM »
No bolt bomb but bake beans in the fire. Jesus they burnt ya when they went off if you were to close.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2020, 01:11:19 AM »
Made a match head fueled golfball sized throw downs out of masking tape, I may or may not have nearly burnt down our caravan and annex ..
First one I did,  I stood in doorway of the caravan and hoyked  the throwdown full force onto the concrete slab and away it went  shooting a jet of flame  what looked about a foot out of it.
Tons of white smoke and scorching / smouldering anything it hit with its blowtorch flame tail in its crazy spinning richochette course around the annex . ..
The old man never ever  worked out what caused or how  those scorch marks got there .. He knew I had to be involved in them somehow though . 
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2020, 08:15:46 AM »
Hi,
   Empty 22 shells, a box of matches and a tram track,
Load shells with match heads and crimp closed.
Arrange along tram lines to create an interesting rhythm before said tram comes to a screeching stop.
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #82 on: March 07, 2020, 08:24:47 AM »
I loved the plastic soldiers with the parachutes, used to throw them off the house and shed roof and watch them float down.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #83 on: March 07, 2020, 08:53:17 AM »
Dam!!!! and i thought we were hard core blowing up 44 gallon drums in the sand dunes.
Nice fire made with few pallets. Bit of petrol/diesel mix added with what ever left over oil was still in it. Chuck it on and run.
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2020, 02:34:44 PM »
Had a skateboard and a BMX from the Salvos...got a new Lego kit every year for Xmas...used go next door to play with there Tonka trucks n match box cars.

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