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Old 04-17-2011, 01:55 AM   #231
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I picked up some of those wood insert nuts, the hammer in variety, from home depot. They didn't have anything else in 3/8ths. It didn't fit on my taps! I even ran it through a 3/8"-16 die and I got no joy. What DID fit was a metric 10-1.5 nut, which is off by just a few thousandths of an inch from what 3/8's is so it fit snug as a bug. I put that in the base with bondo, something so annoying I recommend no one to try.
Then if you have the dies, why did you buy the inserts in the first place?
You could've used the dies with some tubing, and gotten the same results, if not better...
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:43 AM   #232
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Then if you have the dies, why did you buy the inserts in the first place?
You could've used the dies with some tubing, and gotten the same results, if not better...
I was already at the depot getting plastic, they were 99 cents. I would rather spend 1 dollar than 20 minutes drilling and tapping something.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:47 AM   #233
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I was already at the depot getting plastic, they were 99 cents. I would rather spend 1 dollar than 20 minutes drilling and tapping something.
Booooorriiiiiinnnnngggggg!!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:01 AM   #234
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Booooorriiiiiinnnnngggggg!!!
I spent like 6 hours sculpting that freaking piranha plant and painting it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:51 AM   #235
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these are cool I did a cam and a piston out of a air cooled VW engine but they where to heavy and caused my taps to leak

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Old 04-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #236
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These are mine...

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Old 04-22-2011, 12:43 AM   #237
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ahahah! Most excellent!

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:14 PM   #238
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Arkham razors,

Those look awesome!! Where did you get the monsters from? I would love to make something like that for my Halloween party!

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #239
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I had the same idea with the rouge handle
but instead of blackboard paint. I used a router. and inset a piece of slate in it.
I like the rustic look of the slate but, some times its harder to write with the chalk to make it readable.

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #240
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My daughter gave a boxed set of DVD's a few years ago containing the three "monster" movies from old hollywood. The set contained the monster busts on small pedestals. I removed the bases, and rigged the taps from them. They were surprisingly high quality busts considering the price of the DVD's. Not sure where you can find them these days.

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