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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:41 am

i noticed you dont put the dart in rear-first... why is this?
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Russ » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:56 am

do you mean i dont put the fluff in first?

I'm loading it at the back of the barrel, where it connects to the blowgun. if i loaded it the other way they would come off the nail. I now make these with pins with a head on, if im just doing target shooting.

I put a blob of hot glue on the top of a fluff ball, push the pin through to the end.. i do that again aswell.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:40 am

ahh. lol. i thought you were loading the muzzle end.......


neway, i tried these today, and they work great. no more detious hours moulding my own plastic cones............
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:34 am

How do you mold plastic cones?
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:57 am

Search man....Btw I can't find those fluff balls.End up using cotton balls and screws..but the screws rip the wool off in mid flight.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Russ » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:18 am

2 words

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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:59 am

Fluff balls should be available and easy to find at a Michaels or something. Just about most craft stores have em.
I know hot glue's used as the cone, I'm just not sure how to cast them accurately. Yes, I've searched
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:32 am

to mould my cones i made a hot glue mold out of aluminum parts i found at a friend's place of work. (he let me use his lathe to make the parts....)

basically, i squeez in some hot glue, then place the top of the mould onto it and let it cool. then i remove the top part of the mould, and a cone comes out on it, a little rough-edged but a cone nontehtelss.

i also found today that a peice of those string popper things works as dart cones.

if you know what im talking about..... they are cone shaped, and have a string at the bottom. when you pull the string, BLAM it goes off and sptreamers go everywhere.....

well, inside of those are these little black plastic things that are used to direct the flow of the blast outward. they fit perfectly in 1/2 inc copper, and already have a hole in the top to insert the nail of your choice. i have about 20 darts made this way, and they are all the same, and its great to be able to have 20 darts, with the same aerodynamic qualities..........
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:51 pm

Thanks. Unfortuanatley, I don't have a lathe... The popper things sound promising though. I might have to try them out some time...
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