Don’t be stupid

If you are going to be making explosives PLEASE don’t do it some place stupid—like your office at work:

A 50-year-old Lorain County man was jailed for arson on Saturday for an explosion that injured him in his Elyria office on Friday.

Police said Robert Shaw of LaGrange was mixing chemicals to build exploding targets for firearm target practice when one blew up around 9 a.m. in the office at Diamond Products on Prospect Avenue.

Go to some open space where an accident doesn’t injure others or their property. If you don’t you can spoil the fun for the rest of us who don’t have an interest in acquiring Darwin Awards.

Via email from Bubblehead Les.

3 thoughts on “Don’t be stupid

  1. Robert Shaw? There was a company called Robershaw that in the 70’s made home furnace thermostats that were catching fire at inopportune times, burning the houses down.
    Bizarre coincidence.

  2. If it was an “over the counter” binary target, I wonder how he set it off. It isn’t easy stuff to initiate, is it?

    -Roger

  3. @Roger, I haven’t tested Tannerite but some explosives can be sensitive to sparks. And unless you are suicidal and are a safe distance from others and their property you should NEVER use metal on metal when working with explosives.

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