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#1 Nerfomania

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

Let me first say that I am not the creator of the Snap or Snapbow. Credit to Rork and Carbon where it is due.

Hey there everyone, I have been going at this video series for upwards of 2 months or more I believe.

Figured I might as well share it here for future reference, I thought that since some people prefer to learn visually this might be useful for those exploring new concepts.

This is 3 hours of video, and quite a lot of explaining. You have been forewarned. I guess I will start with a Materials and Tools listing (Note: This is what I use, and there surely can be some substitution/deviation)

PVC Materials:
-12.5 inches of 1.25 PVC
-a short length of 1/2 PVC (about a foot)
-a short length of 3/4 PVC (about 6 inches)
-1/2 inch PVC Tee
-1/2 inch PVC 45*
-1/2 inch PVC 90*
-13 inches of 1/2 inch Cpvc
-1/2 inch Cpvc Tee
-1/2 inch Cpvc Endcap
-3/4 PVC endcap

Hardware:
-20x 3/8ths length PAN head 6-32 bolts
-4x 3/8ths length FLAT head 6-32 bolts (these will be cut down to length)
-1x 1/4 length Pan Head 6-32 bolt
-1x 1.5 inch Angle Bracket
-13x #6x1/2'' Sheet metal screws
-1x Walmart clothespin
-3x Screws that came with the Angle Bracket, or similar woodscrews
-1x [k26] Spring

Plunger Head:
-2x 1.25 OD 3/16ths ID Fender Washers
-1x 1.5 OD 3/16ths ID Rubber washer (1/16th thick)
-1x 1.25 OD 3/16ths ID Rubber washer (1/16ths thick)
-1x 1 inch long Pan head 10-32 Bolt
-1x 10-32 Nylon Locknut
-1x #8 finishing washer
-1x #10 ID Nylon spacer preferred dimensions are: 1/2 inch OD, 1/4 inch Tall.

Adhesives:
-Goop
-HotGlue
-Superglue
-Epoxy Putty
-Packaging Tape
-Electrical tape

Preferred Tools:
-Architectural Ruler (Triangular, HIGHLY Recommended for anyone who works with Tube-based Homemades)
-Cordless Drill
-6-32 Tap
-Various Screwdrivers
-Dremel with cutoff wheel and Sanding attachments
- 1/16th, 7/64ths, 1/8th, 3/16ths, and 3/8ths drill bits (I likely missed one)
-something like a 1/2 Drill bit, a 9/16ths Spade/Forestner will also work
-Scissors
-Miter Saw or skill with a hacksaw/miter box combo (to cut PVC straight)
-Razor knife
-Tape measure
-Various grades of sandpaper
-Rubbing alcohol to clean areas before adhesion
-A Sharpie
-A circle Drawing Jig. (Something like THIS would be perfect. I made one similar from a 1.25 Coupler and a drafter's Circle drawer.
- a 1/2 inch sized Glass and Tile bit with a long shank, used to countersink interior screws.(About $14, worth it in the long run if you plan on making many Snaps/Rainbows).
-A Decently functioning Brain
-Safety glasses
-a Padded Vise if you got one
-PVC cutters are also very helpful

I am going to have to space this out into 8 Posts due to NHs policy on having more than one YT video per post.

Edited by _Nerfomania_, 13 October 2012 - 01:23 PM.

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#2 Nerfomania

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

Essentially all this video does is Layout and explain all the Materials and tools I use in my SnapBow construction.


Edited by _Nerfomania_, 13 October 2012 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:03 PM

This is one of the most IMPORTANT Videos, it has good explanations on Snap Trigger Construction, and lots of information on a Self-centering Superlative Plunger head design.


Edited by _Nerfomania_, 13 October 2012 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

This video outlines basic PT Marking and cutting/drilling As well as mounting the bushing.


Edited by _Nerfomania_, 13 October 2012 - 01:18 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

Nail length, Extremely important. Also shows my Method of mounting the rear spring rest to achieve full compression on a [k26].


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

How to attach your handle of choice, through the inside.


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

Mounting the Stock rail and Mechanically attaching it.


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

Foregrip attachment, self explanatory.



Well, I hope this can help some of you out there. There is a LOT of information throughout this entire series and I highly recommend you watch it all the way through the first time.

I have Annotated all of the videos so you can hop around while staying within the video, I have broken most of them up a decent amount. If the Administration believes I need to add more I will create a Table of contents.

Happy Nerfing,
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Edited by _Nerfomania_, 13 October 2012 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

Nonuple Posting Like a Boss, But In all seriousness Great Video Docs NoM , Should be great when I build one :)
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

I really like your idea for the plunger head and the trigger. I especially like how you got that ramp on your plunger head. One question, why didn't you do the snap on handle like rork? It's so much easier. But whatever, to each his own. Great job, NoM. I actually turned on my computer to watch some of your snapbow videos! :P

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

One question, why didn't you do the snap on handle like rork? It's so much easier.


Easier Does not always equal better.

I just prefer this way, it is how I have always done it. It also makes the outside stay nice and streamlined to look at.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Easier Does not always equal better.

I just prefer this way, it is how I have always done it. It also makes the outside stay nice and streamlined to look at.


Okay, fair enough. Whatever you want to do. I just don't like drilling holes through the top of my snapbow. You do what you want to do and I do what I want to do. I'm not trying to dis your method.

EDIT: Wait, I read on this post: http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=14732 that the cyanacrolate in superglue doesn't resist temperatures well. So, I am not sure how your well foregrip will hold. Again, I am not trying to dis your method, I'm just pointing this out.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

Thanks for posting this. We usually don't allow people to post videos in lieu of writeups, but we also don't usually get videos that are of this level of quality. I think this will help a lot of people who have trouble understanding SNAPS from just photos and text.
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#14 Nerfomania

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

EDIT: Wait, I read on this post: http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=14732 that the cyanacrolate in superglue doesn't resist temperatures well. So, I am not sure how your well foregrip will hold. Again, I am not trying to dis your method, I'm just pointing this out.


The plastic epoxy I use is strong enough to hold it on by itself. I have never had an issue with my superglue bonds. The Foregrip has tons of surface area. If you are that worried about it, lengthen the rail and put a bolt through it AND the bushing.


Thanks for posting this. We usually don't allow people to post videos in lieu of writeups, but we also don't usually get videos that are of this level of quality. I think this will help a lot of people who have trouble understanding SNAPS from just photos and text.

Thanks Langley, That was my Goal with this project.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

[quote name='_Nerfomania_' timestamp='1350396323' post='322655']
The plastic epoxy I use is strong enough to hold it on by itself. I have never had an issue with my superglue bonds. The Foregrip has tons of surface area. If you are that worried about it, lengthen the rail and put a bolt through it AND the bushing.

Oh, I didn't know that the epoxy was that strong. Well, whatever works for you.
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