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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:59 pm

ITWOSFT (World of SpudFiles):
I don't know about anyone else, but I've just had a PM dropped in my Inbox from "Spudrr67", inviting me to another forum he/she/it (presumably he) has set up. Has anyone else had similar messages?

Spudrr67, on the off chance you read this - I'm not that impressed. I don't like having my PM inbox filled with what is pure and simple advertising. Run your own site if you want, but I think my post count here says I'm perfectly content with this one.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:07 pm

I got one too...... Usually a good way to get people mad at you.....

In all honesty, We have this forum, which is so deep in members and knowledge that making another forum is absolutely pointless. Its like starting your own car company.... its just not going to get as big as the big-name guys.

Also, ITWOST,

I was firing Mike the HP marblegun today, and i had some spare 3/8 steel rod laying around, so i modified it to tumble while in flight and fired it.......... And the 2X4 i shot it at EXPLODED......... spreading parts of it allllll over my backyard....... Sadly, i couldnt re-create the result.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:46 pm

20th birthday. Woo, end of teenage life.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:50 pm

major grats!!!
too bad its not your 21st... Still a major achievement.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:58 pm

ITWOST:

I Fixed the Pilot line leakage in Mike the HP marble gun by "hardpiping" it in with 2 5.5" 1/4in Pipe nipples.

Due to this Modification, I was able to for the first time, Fire a cannon at 500 PSI.........

This might be against forum rules but:

HOLY FREAKING crap! Im a serious fan.

Lets put it this way. Theres now a marble imbedded about 6 inches into a tree. My silencer blew up, leaving me relatively Deaf. The recoil was so hard theres now a Bruise on my shoulder (provided, i Bruise easy...) And the Little hose I use to differ the Pilot Exhaust away from my ear came free of its bondage and did the whole "whiplash" thing, giving me a nice slice on the hand.....

Now to fix all the problems and Do it again!
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:06 pm

I'm in halifax right now and I am wondering because there is a store caled princes auto and it has alot of pneumatic equipment how much pressure should a 1/2'' 3/4'' nd 1'' qev hold safely? don't know if they have them but it's good to know if I see one. maybe I will get a slide check to.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:12 pm

They have that stuff in a store?

Care to post some pictures of said valves? thats really what determines how much pressure they will take. Do they look like the McMaster ones?

They should be good to at least 300, but dont quote me on it.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:34 pm

I have used a 3/4" McMaster one at 600 several times with no problems, and no leakage that I could tell. I have used it tens of times well above 300. I see no reason for Princess Auto to carry parts for factory cylinders though... That would be kind of like Starbucks selling industrial dishwashers....
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:21 pm

kind of spuddish

Working on an ETG. The current setup is a 1/8in steel pipe connected to a union, with another small piece comming out. 12 AWG wire is sticking into it, with the barrel being the other electrode. Right now, im just dropping aluminum foil in, suckish i know, im working on getting powder. Shots are still impressive take a look at the pics (still from a video at 30fps):
http://coil-gun.blogspot.com/

These are dry shots. Today i tried with a steel projectile against 1/4 in particle board. From 2 feet away, the only damage was a black smudge on the board =) I did it once with water, and the shot was awesome, but i accedently deleated the video =(
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:26 am

Sticky_Tape wrote:I'm in halifax right now and I am wondering because there is a store caled princes auto and it has alot of pneumatic equipment how much pressure should a 1/2'' 3/4'' nd 1'' qev hold safely? don't know if they have them but it's good to know if I see one. maybe I will get a slide check to.


That's where I buy A LOT of my stuff. Very low prices and decent quality. Never seen a QEV there though.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:15 pm

Well I was there today no luck with finding any qevs. I was there last year and I bought a double acting pneumatic cylinder for the hell of it that's why I thought that there might be qevs there. But what I got was 3 blowguns $2.79 canadien each inexspencive not cheap and a $15.49 600psi liquid filled guage. Damn I need a princes auto in Sydney.
EDIT: I almost for got on one of those machines that you play a game to get a prize that are at walmarts? I was one fing line of blocks away from getting a ipod shuffle for a dollar. You don't know how pissed I am.
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You can tell how awesome a cannon is by the pressure used.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/high-pr ... 12803.html
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:09 pm

Sticky, did you get the catalogue? They do mail order.

Also check online.

http://www.princessauto.com/PAcountry.c ... N&INF=home

A continuing Canadian tradition. :D


ps. That's the blowgun I use. Brass internals (not plastic) and easy to mod. With the copper gun I take it to 450psi.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:31 pm

Wait the $2.79 one? Must have went on special everywhere. No I don't get there catalog but I know I could not worth the effort really I don't live where a princes auto is I wish I had one where I do. Is that where you got your pressure guage for your pump too? Did that rhyme?
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:53 pm

Ragnarok wrote:20th birthday. Woo, end of teenage life.


Happy B-Day!!! (belated).
We share the same horoscope, which is interesting but also quite silly info. :)

ITWOSFT : Been Working on cleaning up much wreckage of my past,
And making tons of progress! :)
Got my driving liscence straight , And slimmed my wallet around $3000 in the process.
Worked on the van I bought mostly for hauling motorcycles and parts.
But Of course it will come in quite handy ITWOSTing!
As I'll also be driving to my job metal work, light machining and picking up welding skills (out of town) tommorrow once again.
So... Not so much time on SF's for now :cry:
But I'll be saving up for hopefully a high quality post(s), While dropping in whenever I can.
Well just wanted to say hello to all, and salute to those about to spud!!! :P 8)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:33 am

THUNDERLORD wrote:Well just wanted to say hello to all, and salute to those about to spud!!! :P 8)


So that's where you've been :)
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