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Look, making explosives is simple. Making explosives without blowing yourself up, setting yourself on fire, poisoning yourself, or getting severe chemical burns is not. It is trivial to make 'flour' or 'meal' gunpowder. Making 'corned' black powder is rather more of an exercise, and is a lot more dangerous. Making 'smokeless powder' is much less trivial than making black powder. Making nitroglycerin, which would be an essential step in making dynamite or plastic explosives, is easy enough. Making nitroglycerin in substantial quantity without blowing yourself up or letting conc nitric or conc sulphuric roam loose, not so easy. Then there's the serious explosives, like RDX or PETN.