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)
-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
-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
-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.
-Architectural Ruler (Triangular, HIGHLY Recommended for anyone who works with Tube-based Homemades)
-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
-Miter Saw or skill with a hacksaw/miter box combo (to cut PVC straight)
-Various grades of sandpaper
-Rubbing alcohol to clean areas before adhesion
-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
-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.