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Unread postAuthor: al-xg » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:28 pm

I've made adaptors on a few occasions, even successfully machined the bolt of an electro-pneumatic paintball gun.

You could shave a small section off, hopefully centred enough to still get a true 12mm section.

Can you borrow one of these off a plumber ?
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Sadly cant remember what they are called in English...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:37 pm

Roll of paper towels, a drift pin and a heavy hammer says you can put it together pack in the paper towels until you get the expansion you need.

Good to hear from you, it's been a while...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:38 pm

jrrdw wrote:Roll of paper towels, a drift pin and a heavy hammer says you can put it together pack in the paper towels until you get the expansion you need.


How about using old airgun pellets instead ;)
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:47 pm

Make two tapered plugs or wedges to fit on each end of the "hinge". Drill both and thread one. Using a screw to connect them, you can adjust the amount of friction the hinge applies to the rings.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:55 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:How about using old airgun pellets instead ;)


Anything that will smash! :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:15 pm

velocity3x wrote:Make two tapered plugs or wedges to fit on each end of the "hinge". Drill both and thread one. Using a screw to connect them, you can adjust the amount of friction the hinge applies to the rings.

While elegant, also rather more complex than I need. I've got 14 of these to do, so any solution needs to be fairly simple.

But I think I've got enough ideas to try for now.

jrrdw wrote:Good to hear from you, it's been a while...

Yes. As far as how I am, I'm fairly sure I'm not dead.

Been doing a lot of the normal (minus the spudding) with the usual self-inflicted injuries along the way...

....on which note, you can probably see quite how many scars I have on my hands by looking at the video. And on an unrelated point, I've just been watching it with the sound off, and I hadn't realised quite how much left handed gesturing I do...

- a few pretty photos on my <a href="http://ragnarokeotw.deviantart.com/gallery/">deviantart</a>.

- general roleplaying and wargames. Sometimes playing, sometimes gamesmastering.
Fortunately, all the effort I put into sculpting the Battle Sister (<a href="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Models/CIMG3098.jpg">Link to a photo that really doesn't do her justice</a>) was all worth it when I finally got to get her into a game.

Turns out that fanatical battle nuns with power armour, a weapon where "what you'd get if you bolted a chainsaw to an automatic shotgun loaded with rocket boosted grenades" is an understatement and no understanding of subtlety are rather entertaining to play in games.

Actually, on this note, I'll be running my first tabletop wargaming event later this month, which is what the topic question ultimately ties into. I've been gamesmastering roleplay games for a while now - as a result I now have enough ranks in the "making it all up as I go" skill to cross-class in management - but this is the first tabletop event I've headed.

- Not much drawing. Backwards and forwards laptop faults have made it pretty tricky to get on with the drawings I'd like to be doing.

- Ever increasingly long hair. About a foot long now. Time taken for a shower appears to have increased.

- I'll likely get back to spudding at some point in the future, although it's probably going to be some time before the dog can be acclimatised to being around garden artillery.

With volume levels in mind, maybe I'll possibly finally get to those coilgun plans one day.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:23 pm

Ragnarok wrote:sculpting the Battle Sister (<a href="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Models/CIMG3098.jpg">Link to a photo that really doesn't do her justice</a>)


Nicely done!
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:11 am

al-xg wrote:Sadly cant remember what they are called in English...


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Re: Stiffening a hinge

Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:12 am

Ragnarok wrote:... is terrified of loud bangs. So, basically, we have the world's most useless gundog


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEaPdqduRg0&feature=relmfu[/youtube]

thought id post that, no ideas about your hinge tho.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:00 pm

Take a piece of rubber hose that will fit in .Take a bolt some washers and a nut and compress the rubber hose as required.
This makes it adjustable to your liking.

Do you have a lot of patience or are you simply constantly driven to perfection?
Whatever it is, the result is amazing.
It's not just a skill.
It feels more like art to me than the crap they tried to teach me when I studied to be an art teacher.
I dropped out cause of the B.S.


Ever increasingly long hair. About a foot long now. Time taken for a shower appears to have increased


:D

Can you imagine I once had really long hair?
Probably half a meter.

Been baldheaded since the age of 26 though...
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:10 pm

velocity3x wrote:Make two tapered plugs or wedges to fit on each end of the "hinge". Drill both and thread one. Using a screw to connect them, you can adjust the amount of friction the hinge applies to the rings.


I'd first like to mention something along these lines... a test plug, if you can find one the right size, would work the same way (the plugs you tighten with a screw).

Secondly, why not just remove a little more material from the inner part of the hinge (to make the diameter smaller), and then line the outer parts with some felt or another material.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:16 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Turns out that fanatical battle nuns with power armour, a weapon where "what you'd get if you bolted a chainsaw to an automatic shotgun loaded with rocket boosted grenades" is an understatement and no understanding of subtlety are rather entertaining to play in games.


Only reason it's not used in real life is because it takes to long to reload! :wink:

A note about your gun shy dog, if she see's what's making the noise and that it wont hurt her she will get used to it. We retrained a Beagle who got shot, took about 2 months but she hunted again with great resluts. Her name was Joann.

Glad to see your keeping busy...
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:06 pm

Brian the brain wrote:Take a piece of rubber hose that will fit in .Take a bolt some washers and a nut and compress the rubber hose as required.
This makes it adjustable to your liking.

Do you have a lot of patience or are you simply constantly driven to perfection?
Whatever it is, the result is amazing.
It's not just a skill.
It feels more like art to me than the crap they tried to teach me when I studied to be an art teacher.
I dropped out cause of the B.S.


Ever increasingly long hair. About a foot long now. Time taken for a shower appears to have increased


:D

Can you imagine I once had really long hair?
Probably half a meter.

Been baldheaded since the age of 26 though...



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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:01 pm

Brian the brain wrote:Do you have a lot of patience or are you simply constantly driven to perfection?

In this case, the latter. I can't really stand going for second best with my sculpting. I'll often rework areas several times before they're done.

Unfortunately, I didn't remember to take pictures of her before I started painting, and my painting is neither up to the same standards as my sculpting, nor particularly photogenic. <a href="http://fav.me/d4bw5t6">Still, I've uploaded better pictures of the end result to deviantART</a>

And while I don't have any finished ones, here's a few from earlier in the process: <a href="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Models/WIP%20Models/CIMG2940.jpg">#1</a>, <a href="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Models/WIP%20Models/CIMG2941.jpg">#2</a> & <a href="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Models/WIP%20Models/CIMG2942.jpg">#3</a>.

The details are probably a little clearer before painting. And to give you an idea of my fanaticism - yes, that is a proper reef bow.

It feels more like art to me than the crap they tried to teach me when I studied to be an art teacher.
I dropped out cause of the B.S.

Well, I can't comment on what is art and what isn't, because it's all subjective. But I still know that it's mostly taught horribly.

When things like "Paint still life", "draw a portrait" and such like are just set as lesson tasks, I honestly can't think of many worse ways to put off possible artists.
It's not likely to entertain most of the class, and the students are probably going to be more put off by how much not like a bowl of fruit their work looks at the end of it all than actually educated.

Art is one of those things that most people have to learn how to learn, and that's a step that's just completely omitted from most school classes.

jrrdw wrote:A note about your gun shy dog, if she see's what's making the noise and that it wont hurt her she will get used to it.

Thus proving he is also the most emasculated gundog in the world as well.

Not to worry though, we get that one a lot. It's something about the way he looks (and the gender ambiguous name probably doesn't help either) that means a lot of people think he's a she-dog.

As to the actual point, the thing is, he's a rescue dog, so he's got a lot of weird quirks that we don't know where they've come from.
I'm sure it's possible, but it's probably going to take a while.
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:12 pm

Ragnarok wrote:As to the actual point, the thing is, he's a rescue dog....


Good for you....a very noble act indeed. We just lost a Golden that I rescued 15 years ago. I "convinced" the former, abusive owners to "give" her to me.
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