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#1 The lord of fish

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:22 PM

So after the wooden rod on the cockfinder wore down, I wanted something slightly more practical. Its going to be very much the same as the other writeup, so feel free to go back and look at that one. I'm sort of saving my nicer wood for instruments, and I found a 2x4 with some holes drilled in it. If I were to do this again with the intent on this looking good, I'd probably choose something else. Also its sort of a WIP

Materials needed:
A 2x4
a really hacked up NF shell
band saw
epoxy
wood strength hotglue
2 inch ID PETG
a cheapie balloon pump (once again see Makeitgo's balloon finder)
1' of 3/8 square nylon rod.
a scrap piece of 1/2" cpvc.

So heres what you need.
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the 2x4 will be your stock, Don't do what I did, just cut it so you have a stock and grip, then cut a U channel out to fit your cut down NF shell
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cut your shell like so:
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First epoxy it on, then use copious amounts of wood specialized hot glue (which is probably just normal hotglue)
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Now move onto your plunger rod, take the balloon pump head and drill a hole in the center, then screw it into the nylon rod.
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Cut a few notches, I went from 3 inches to 4 (from the plunger head) for a total of 3 notches with odd spacing. Now take a steel washer that has ID of 1/2" or greater and cut it like so
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Slide it on your plunger rod
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For the plunger tube, cut a 12" piece of 2" PETG, and cut a slot in the back thats about 2" deep. Then screw that to the sides of the NF nerf symbols. At this point you can attach a foregrip to help support the plunger tube.
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Assemble everything
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I need to do some sanding and some wood putty work in a few places, but its functionally working. Its ugly as balls right now, but I'll work on it tomorrow.
Shoots 120's,  the cock finder had a bad seal, I fixed that by using the proper lube(not dry teflon).

I'll update later with the finished product, its kinda late.
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#2 KitAdrian

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Honestly, at what point do you have to cease calling it a Nightfinder?

I'd say here is a good point. Maybe sooner.
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#3 ChaosPropel

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

Honestly, at what point do you have to cease calling it a Nightfinder?

I'd say here is a good point. Maybe sooner.

Well, it uses the stock NF shell (part of it), trigger, and catch, so I'd argue that this is still an NF, just a NF-rifle on steroids.
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#4 The lord of fish

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

Its ugly as balls, and isn't much of NF anymore. This is the point where homemades should take place, that way you are not constrained by nerf parts. If anything this was more of a proof of concept.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:56 PM

A pretty accurate (but unintentional) parody of a lot of mods these days. People act like you can replace every working piece of a Nerf gun and still call it a Nerf gun.
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#6 Talio

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:43 PM

Wow, how bad do you guys suck? I think it's pretty cool. It's ugly, but then again so are these four fellas penises and they can't keep their hands off one another. Guess there's just no pleasing some people.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:18 PM

Wow, how bad do you guys suck? I think it's pretty cool. It's ugly, but then again so are these four fellas penises and they can't keep their hands off one another. Guess there's just no pleasing some people.

I agree with you 100 %, This is a rifle not like the other "NF Rifles"
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

It may be ugly but thats fixable with paint
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