Okay, so while i was doing some work on my current project (I'll put it up in the homemade pic thread when it's done) and I wonder what I should do to stiffen a portion of it that's going to be used to "barrel tap" people. The problem I ran into was what I should do to stiffen it, or if I should run the risk of it splitting every time I tap someone with it. I have some pics to aid in what I'm talking about.
This is the main shape of the "tap" portion. (the contact surface is the longest side)
This is option 1 for reinforcing it.
This is option 2 for reinforcing it. (note that there are fewer ribs, but they run a longer distance)
Which rib set would be more viable?
EDIT: 400th post!
Edited by Bullshit Dragon, 11 May 2009 - 08:05 PM.
Gimme back my bullets....