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#1 Max86358635

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:26 PM

Being a major n00b to nerf I have spent much time looking for the best way to make Stefan darts. Could those of you who have made them tell me which ones are best? Is it neccesary to stretch the backing rod or can you just blow dry it? Lastly is it possiblr to make .5 innch backing rod ( after biening made into darts ) fit into .5 inch CPVC? If you no the answer to any of my questions please answer, and forgive my n00bness... ^_^

#2 Max86358635

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:27 PM

Being a major n00b to nerf I have spent much time looking for the best way to make Stefan darts. Could those of you who have made them tell me which ones are best? Is it neccesary to stretch the backing rod or can you just blow dry it? Lastly is it possiblr to make .5 innch backing rod ( after biening made into darts ) fit into .5 inch CPVC? If you no the answer to any of my questions please answer, and forgive my n00bness...

#3 Oroku Saki

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:16 PM

I am sure you can find the answer to your question by following this wonderful guide. Most of the stuff you posted here has already been discussed before many, many times.

N00b's guide to getting 99.99% of your questions answered:

1. Before you do anything, read and understand the Code of Conduct on this site. Following the guidelines listed there will prevent you from sounding like a dumbass when you post.

2. You know that button on the top right corner of the page? The one that says "Search?" Click on that.

3. Enter keywords based on what you have a question about (modding, stefans, etc.).

4. Marvel at and read the threads that come up in the results. If you do not find what you are looking for, try Google or another Nerf Forum. If all else fails, THEN try starting a thread with your question.

5. If you do try starting a thread, make sure that you only start one thread. If you have anything else to add, the Edit button on top of your post comes in really handy, believe me. Posting more than one thread at once will only make you look stupid. Double posting doesn't help either.


With that out of the way, when in comes to making stefans, when it comes to making "the best," it's a matter of personal opinion. The best thing that I can recommend is to make a 1/2" stefan, take it with you to the hardware store, and find which tubing fits best. Different manufacturers may have variation to sizing for FBR, so you may need to experiment. That is usually how most of us have done it in making our own stefans.

Edited by Oroku_Saki, 07 July 2004 - 06:25 PM.

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#4 Max86358635

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:17 AM

err... thanks?!?!?!

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:27 AM

My 1/2 inch foam fits in my 1/2" CPVC after some stretching and straightening by hand.
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#6 Max86358635

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 08:28 PM

thanks because ive benn sanding the inside of my barrlel ( that probably srews it up ) for the last 6 hours by hand. ur way saounds better....

#7 Oroku Saki

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 10:46 PM

It is usually a good idea to modify the more pliable materials (stefans) before changing the width of other stuff, such as barrels. If your barrel does not fit a stefan, you will need to either stretch it, like crankymonkey suggested, or find a different barrel or material that would make the dart fit properly. There should be no need to sand the inside of the barrel, as it just wastes time and screws up the accuracy of the darts. Sometimes, if you are unable to find a cpvc pipe that fits your stefan, your best bet would be to use brass for the barrel. In most hardware stores, brass tubing is available in smaller width increments compared to cpvc.
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Posted 11 July 2004 - 06:52 PM

CPVC and crayola barrels have a tighter fit. It's a good thing, but not necessary, to be consistent with some of your guns. If you CPVC one of your guns, but 9/16" brass the rest, you'll end up stretching a crapload of darts that slide out of your brass when your gun points down. Then again, you may have found a better strategy.

Personally, I bought a load of FBR and I started by straightening about 3-4 feet. When this was done, I removed it from my ladder and put another 3-4 feet up. See how this works? By the time you're done with the first 3-4 feet, plus a few days of slacking off, you have another 3-4 feet of straightened/stretched FBR ready and waiting for you. But as has been said, FBR fitting methods dot this site and the entire web for that matter.
Good luck.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:11 PM

this is a good instructable
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#10 Brass

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:51 PM

There is a thread called "dartsmithing tips". Read it all. It will tell you everything you need to know to make stafans, and a hell of a lot more.
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#11 shadowkid33

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:59 PM

Uhhhh, ubersoccer, look at the post date before you.

Yeah.....I don't think this dude needs any help making his darts anymore. He hasn't logged in for about...oh let's see.....about 4 YEARS.

Seriously, read the rules, respect the rules, follow the rules.

Edited by shadowkid33, 24 June 2007 - 09:03 PM.

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