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In Topic: Pumpsnap A La Rork

28 November 2010 - 06:00 PM

Use a 1 1/2" hole saw, yo. Seriously, a serviceable set costs like $3 at Harbor Freight. The only real reason to cut out a wooden circle with a scroll saw is to show off your scroll sawing skills.

Also, stick that sumbitch in a vice and go to town on it with a 60 grit sanding drum. It's faster than mixing epoxy by a good bit.

In Topic: Primary And Secondary?

22 November 2010 - 11:23 PM

The idea of a "secondary" is total bullshit. The closest thing is a spare gun that you like slightly less than your main gun.

In Topic: Pumpsnap A La Rork

17 November 2010 - 11:54 AM

The only strain the plunger shaft needs to stand up to is the force of priming, which isn't a problem if your screws have sufficient bite.

This is neither quicker nor easier than the superlative plunger head; however, it's not that much more annoying to make, it uses fewer, cheaper parts, is lighter, and centers around the plunger rod, which is quite a useful attribute that my next build will depend heavily upon. Also, not all epoxy putty is created equal, and some people have trouble working it into a good catch ramp.

EDIT for DB: It's wicked strong. I used a big ol' chunk of oak, and really overbuilt the whole thing. That stress point is no problem at all, as long as you throw sufficient mass at it.

In Topic: Community Snap Thread

07 November 2010 - 04:04 PM

They look sweet. And using a solid plunger rod eliminates the need for endcaps, bolts, nuts, etc. Much simpler.

In Topic: Community Snap Thread

07 November 2010 - 12:58 AM

Got-dangit, Bobbeh.

Let's try again: A SNAP is a blaster whose catch relies upon a clothespin (pivoting) trigger, the pin of which retains the plunger via a plate or other surface raised above the level of the plunger rod, whereas a Rainbow utilizes an internal catchplate assembly that retains the plunger rod via a notch or depression cut therein.

This definition STILL leaves the CPT Mk. 2 out in the cold a bit, but it really has more in common with the Rainbow.I suggest that we regard it as a SNAP/Rainbow hybrid, at least until Carbon comes up with an alternate pseudo-acronym.