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#1 Viper

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 09:51 AM

I actually haven't even begun this quest to make homemade clips but was curious if anyone else has tried making clips for the powerclip.
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#2 rusty

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 12:17 PM

Many have been able to make powerclip clips. The only probloems being that the clips were either too heavy, requiring all kinds of rejiggering of the powerclip mechanism, or they were just to expensive to be mass produced
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#3 THIRST

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 12:28 PM

Actually, not many people have done it, because its a bitch to make. Awhile ago ATB said he made one out of resin or something, ask him.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:00 AM

Who is ATB?
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Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:07 AM

Alex The Beast.

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#6 Viper

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:12 AM

It has to be possible w/ the know n materials.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 07:23 AM

Eh, I tried to make one out of resin too. It's too expensive to be practical. I made a mold and that's it. I abandoned it because it was going to be too expensive to buy the resin and resin hardener. It seemed like it would work. Its just an issue of how practical it is.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:31 PM

Why doesn't someone try to make one out of balsa wood?
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 03:34 PM

Here's a skit on balsa wood clips...

Act 1: testing the balsa wood clip

Person 1: Look, I made a PC clip out of balsa wood!

Person 2: Lets try it out!

BAM!!! BAM!!! BAM!!! BAM!!! BAM!!!
BAM!!! BAM!!! BAM!!! BAM!!! BAM!!! ---Clip come out of top and flys away in a million peices--

Person 1: ???

Person 2 whispers to Person 3: What a loser.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 03:37 PM

Weasel, it's probably not strong enough is what he's trying to say. And it'd just be too much work anyways. A mold and resin is easier, albeit more expensive. It's just not worth it, especially with rumors of a powerclip re-release.

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#11 Viper

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 07:07 PM

Even with a powerclip re-release you're still gonna have to cough up $25 a gun.
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#12 Gene-ious

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 09:49 PM

naw.. not possible for powerclip to be $25.. probably $15.. but the only problem is that you will have to buy the gun including the clip, because they wont have an individual sell for the clips
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#13 nerfspecialforces

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 10:30 PM

Duh, you can't take the clip out.
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Posted 01 November 2004 - 01:18 AM

Iím working on a clip, but I need PETG. It was way too ironic, because just when I needed the stuff, iron rhino ran out. I finally got good plexiglass cheap, and finished a schematic. It would have increased range as well. If anyone can get me around 3.5ft of PETG please pm me. It could help me BIG TIME.

Just for the hell of it as a story, cheap plexiglass = free. My school is remodeling. And one thing is they're replacing all plexiglass covered boards they post stuff with normal bulletin boards. They're throwing out al the plexiglass. I got so pissed because even after I asked them to save it I only rescued one out of six pieces because the rest got broken in the dumpster. It was worth it though because the dimensions were 6'7" x 3'10" awesome for free, if I can make clips, it'll be awesome. There are two more pieces left to liberate. I also got around 2500' of thrown out 5E cat-5 cable. Waste not want not, I say.

But really, PM me about the PETG.
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Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:50 AM

I have an overabundance of brass now so I could spare 4 feet of petg if you still want it.
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#16 Viper

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 10:38 AM

i could prob get 3.5 feet of PETG.



resin processing

Edited by Viper, 01 November 2004 - 04:31 PM.

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#17 Osiris

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 07:39 PM

HAHAHA NSF you are funny nice skit. Oh crap my bad did not look at the date this topic is kind of old.

Edited by Osiris, 26 November 2004 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:07 PM

Holy shizzam man. Do those things work well?
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:10 PM

It works ok... the pictures only show one clip.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:13 PM

Holy shite. That's insane. Did you use balsa wood? That's the only type of wood I can think of that would be light enough to function as a pc clip. Also good choice with the PETG, it looks sexy. And I'm also curious how ranges to compare to those of a regular clip.

Sweet job on the design, it looks like it took a good amount of time.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:15 PM

I am quite impressed. I would imagine that your only problem would be weight. The wood is most likely heavier than molded plastic, and that probably drops the rate of fire.

Frank8715, you certainly have pumped out some innovations since your first post here. It's good to have you as a member.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:17 PM

Holy shite. That's insane. Did you use balsa wood? That's the only type of wood I can think of that would be light enough to function as a pc clip. Also good choice with the PETG, it looks sexy. And I'm also curious how ranges to compare to those of a regular clip.

Sweet job on the design, it looks like it took a good amount of time.

Thanks man. Yeah, it took a while to make. It's not balsa wood. I'm not really sure what its called. Some artificial particle board type thing found at Home Depot. It has a super smooth finish on one side of it, so I used that side for the exterior of the case.

Can't do ranges yet because I need to make some more stefans. I'll post some up soon.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:34 PM

Holy shite. That's insane. Did you use balsa wood? That's the only type of wood I can think of that would be light enough to function as a pc clip. Also good choice with the PETG, it looks sexy. And I'm also curious how ranges to compare to those of a regular clip.

Sweet job on the design, it looks like it took a good amount of time.

Thanks man. Yeah, it took a while to make. It's not balsa wood. I'm not really sure what its called. Some artificial particle board type thing found at Home Depot. It has a super smooth finish on one side of it, so I used that side for the exterior of the case.

Can't do ranges yet because I need to make some more stefans. I'll post some up soon.

Particleboard? It looks like the 1x1 (?) at each end would still be a bit heavy, what are they made out of?
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:52 PM

Thanks, Shinding. That's high praise coming from you. The clip does suffer from weight, and that's why I said it works ok.

MysticNinja, the stuff is at homedepot, sold in 4X8' pieces. It's about 1/8" thick. I don't know what it's called. I orginally used it for the back of some book shelves. There are two blocks of normal wood in the clip, as you can see in the first picture.

Edited by frank8715, 16 May 2005 - 08:26 PM.

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