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Carbon

Member Since 26 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active May 02 2020 09:41 PM

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In Topic: SPANO 2017

11 August 2017 - 02:38 PM

Has everyone actually SHOT the blasters they are planning to bring?

 

WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?

 

Also, those DTC targets rock my world.


In Topic: How large are your arsenals?

07 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

I should count, I'm really sort of estimating. I don't collect anymore either...blasters I have on hand are a holdover from my minor collecting days that I can't bring myself to get rid of, or that I've built. Of that collection, I have one that I use 95% of the time.


In Topic: Homemade Blaster Survey

31 July 2017 - 01:09 PM

The biggest complaint question could use a 'none of the above' option. I'm pretty satisfied with homemades on all those fronts.  

 

I'm pretty happy as well, but there's always room for improvement. At least, that's how I took it.


In Topic: SPANO 2017

20 July 2017 - 08:26 PM

I'm there.


In Topic: Alternate SNAP triggers?

18 July 2017 - 09:31 AM

I haven't found anything more durable or convenient in the eleven years I've been building them. Mostly because it doesn't need to be more durable.

 

A clothespin is just a lever with a built-in return spring, so you can use pretty much anything that serves the same function, and any kind of spring. All the clothespin has to do is lift the nail, and then return it after firing. Keep in mind though, that the clothespin should have pretty much zero stress on it during firing and cocking. All the work of resisting the spring is done by the nail and the PVC wall.

 

In most every case I've seen where people complain of a "wimpy clothespin", it's been because the nailhole was drilled too big, transferring far too much motion and stress to the clothespin, causing binding. The SNAP has its share of faults, but the clothespin being too weak for its necessary function isn't one of them.