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Member Since 07 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 27 2018 10:59 AM

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In Topic: 20v Power Tool Battery Blaster Adapter

23 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

More food for thought - it'd be really cool to start seeing people re-grip their blasters with drill handles. That way you wouldn't need fancy battery connectors and you could hot swap batteries just as quickly as you can change a mag.

In Topic: [WIP / Design] Homemade Crossbow

15 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

Hey, long time no see! Welcome back friend! This is awesome work!


I'd encourage you to reconsider that priming mechanism - it looks like you'd be putting a lot of torque into the delrin rails as you prime? 


I'd recommend looking at how people have been priming Tornado Bows! 

In Topic: Worst Mods/Paint Jobs You've Ever Done?

16 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

In terms of aesthetics, probably this thing:



Are you able to pump that thing while only holding the pump handle and pistol grip, or would that rip the tank away from the Nitefinder remnants? I think it looks great, it's a totally utilitarian blaster and I can see beauty in that! 

In Topic: Caliburn: Mag-fed Pump-action Springer

26 September 2017 - 11:39 AM

So as of late, I've been plagued with the issue of all of the hex nuts coming loose. I have a few ideas about making the experience of dealing with this easier. I'm thinking that you could use any of the following techniques - 


1) Fully embed one hex nut per threaded rod. See: http://solidutopia.c...-captive-parts/



2) Use a captured hex nut recession for one of the threaded rod's fasteners 



3) Threaded insert for one of the rod's fasteners??? I'd just be worried about the 3D printed part stripping and the insert eventually having nothing to bite into.


There's more reading on all this available at: https://www.fictiv.c...d-printed-parts


The hard part about any of this is that you need a way to keep the threaded rod from rotating during assembly. It's not the easiest thing to do, I'm considering adding a set screw or two where possible to help lock the rod in place. 


By securing one nut per rod, you gain the bonus of not needing two wrenches. If you can keep the threaded rod from rotating when you tighten the blaster up, you'd be able to disassemble & reassemble everything with just a Leatherman - to me that's a big added value.


What do you all think?

In Topic: Mediator XL hype thread

11 September 2017 - 11:14 AM

OP, please refrain from using neon green text, it's very hard to read.