3″ Mine Production Workshop

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Tent 3 | Workshop

February 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Presented by: Steve Wilson

In this workshop, participants will learn the “piston” method for making mines. We will then work exclusively on a build order of mines for the Saturday evening display by Crash Course Pyrotechnics. Multiples of several star mine designs will be built, eMatched and readied for loading in the display.

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Additional Session Information
Beginner Friendly
PPE Required
Age 18+


About Presenters

Steve Wilson

Steve got his start pyrotechnically as a boy when he and his brother Bob used to mix and burn whatever they could get their hands on. This included toy caps, ammonium nitrate from the local citrus farmers, calcium hypochlorite tablets for the Doughboy pool, and sulfur from the Gilbert chemistry set. Steve had a lot to learn back then… Eventually, he acquired a copy of Weingart’s book, discovered American Fireworks News and then the PGI. Steve’s fireworks got a little bit better. In 1988 he had the crazy idea of starting a pyro club in the western USA and soon after the WPA was formed. Formerly a lighting roadie with some 70’s bands like ZZ Top, Chicago, and Styx, he still works in local community theater as a lighting designer, technician, and equipment fabricator.

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