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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:58 pm

i recently built a 3" coaxial and i have found that nail darts are pretty much insane, i made a few out of some corks but i don't have any left now. so i was wondering if any of you knew someplace where i could get a crap load of corks, or is there some easier much better material to use
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:26 pm

i melt wax into pvc molds, i guess you could drop a nail into it
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Unread postAuthor: meatballs » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:27 pm

Is there anything that can be substituted for a cork? what if you got a can of Great Stuff expanding foam and fill a one inch piece of pipe, say, a foot or two long. slather with vaseline or something so that you can get it out. Take out the stick of foam, cut it into smaller cork-sized pieces. stick nails through, and you're all set.

Or, you could go to a restaurant that serves wine, or more specifically champagne, since those corks fit one inch pipe while most are good in three quarter inch pipe. Just ask if they have any corks they can give you. kinda like getting schrader valves via flat inner tubes from a bike shop.

and if you want to use regular sized corks, which are a perfect fit in 3/4 inch pipe, you could insert a length of 3/4 inch pipe into your barrel (it fits snugly with no modification) and shoot regular sized corks.
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Unread postAuthor: Matheusilla » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:13 pm

Get bags of corks from wine/beer making supply shops. Cheapest place.
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Unread postAuthor: From_Hamsterdam » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:53 pm

i made something similar to this.
i got a nail then hammered it through the holes in some lead fishing weights.

IOOO--->

I= big end of nail
O=weight
--->=nail and point

The weights come off after a few shots, but worth a try
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:08 pm

and if you want to use regular sized corks, which are a perfect fit in 3/4 inch pipe, you could insert a length of 3/4 inch pipe into your barrel (it fits snugly with no modification) and shoot regular sized corks.


just ran out of 3/4 pipe, and i don't remember it fitting in 1 inch
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Unread postAuthor: kablooie » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:51 pm

I have a 1" barrel and I tried to fit 3/4" pipe into it (it was a scrap of pvc I found lying around, could have been dwv but I'm not entirely sure. It was grey if that's any indicator.) The 3/4" pipe was just a teeny bit to large to fit into the one inch, so I decided to just give it a sanding. BAD IDEA. It took about 2 hours of mind dulling sanding to get it down to size (I could kill for a belt sander). :evil:
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Unread postAuthor: meatballs » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:08 pm

It does fit, but snugly. it you sanded it slightly it would fit better. can you put something like that on your lathe?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:36 pm

grey 3/4 pvc is either electrical conduit or sch-80.
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:11 pm

I have a 1" barrel and I tried to fit 3/4" pipe into it (it was a scrap of pvc I found lying around, could have been dwv but I'm not entirely sure. It was grey if that's any indicator.) The 3/4" pipe was just a teeny bit to large to fit into the one inch, so I decided to just give it a sanding. BAD IDEA. It took about 2 hours of mind dulling sanding to get it down to size (I could kill for a belt sander). Evil or Very Mad

oh man I feel sorry for you I value my belt sander more than a lathe (if I had one) don't try if you don't got the tools,
theres a ton of stuff you can put a nail on I just put nails on paper towel squares, they work fine but there is better stuff for the less lazy people
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Unread postAuthor: AmYisroelChai » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:13 pm

Has anyone tried the great stuff idea? I am really courios what the results were.
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:20 pm

@ homedepotpro that idea seems flawed. even though you have picture it probably wouldnt work well. i have tried sticking a nail in wax and it shattered every where. but you might be doing it differently than im thinking you are.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:21 pm

Find a drunk lol no but winemaking shops sell like bags of 20. Just look in the yellow pages or online
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:31 pm

i know a lot of hobby stores sell big and small bags of corks. and if you have mini launchers you can buy assorted corks in different sizes. and i for sure know (no i dont work here i got krylon fusion from here) that joann fabrics/craft store.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:34 pm

i find that darts with feathered tails have decent penitration and great accuracy.

i use a masonary nail, tape and old t-shirts or matirial cut into strips.

=---

= is the tail

-- is the nail


you nedd the tail lighter than the nose that is what keeps it from tumbling in its trajectory.

somhow i think that

From_Hamsterdam wrote:i made something similar to this.
i got a nail then hammered it through the holes in some lead fishing weights.

IOOO--->

I= big end of nail
O=weight
--->=nail and point

The weights come off after a few shots, but worth a try


wont work with weights on the back
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