I know a guy wh filled a 45 gallon drum with oxy-acet from his cutting torch - the drum had a spark plug threaded into a welded in bung, connected to a model "T" ignition coil. He put it out in the feild, with wire strung back into the bush where he crouched behind a couple cords of firewood.
When it went off it left a huge crater in the feild and he was buried in cord-wood. His hearing never fully recovered.
This was an experiment to find a cheap way of blasting stumps. (back in the early sixties IIRC)