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Old 04-07-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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So I wasn't going to post this for a while but I had an accident while building my EHERMS which required I get some stitches and now that build is on hold until the stitches get removed from my hand (typing with 1 finger). So the other day I bought some toy Grenades from the local dollar store which were pretty cool and when I saw them I immediately thought that would make a cool tap handle. Now these grenades come equipped with clips and if you squeeze the handle it makes explosion sounds. I was thinking of just some how affixing these to my current black plastic handles or some wooden dowels. But the bottom appears to hold the batteries. So I'm wondering about everyone's opinion as to how to turn these into tap handles with or without sounds. Here are some pics. The dollar store had a ton of these.


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Old 04-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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LOL thats great! i would try to take out the inside by unscrewing the bottom get a wooden dowel and glue it in and have the other end of the dowel drilled out to fit your connector to the tap. very cool!



 
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if theres a specific epoxy I should use or maybe the spray foam

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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F'ed up that you can buy fake grenades for a dollar. But since you have them...

Attach some of those tap nuts to the bottom with glue. To want to keep the sound intact at all cost. Pull the tap, get an explosion.

Nice find.

 
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Maybe I'll try just gluing it to the top of my plastic tap handle. So everything is functional. If that doesn't work than I'll get a little fancy. Should I just use gorilla glue? Or is there something better and stronger than that

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:09 AM   #6
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Finally got around to making the tap handles. Pretty easy just used some gorilla glue and then a small piece of electrical tape to transition the grenade to the original handle. The grenades still makes the explosion sounds when you squeeze the trigger handle
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:28 AM   #7
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bad ass. if i see these i'm getting them. thats so nice that they make noise
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #8
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Simple and easy way to add a little character to your boring handles when you get bored of them

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #9
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Can you still get at the batteries when the run out of juice?

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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There is no access now to the batteries for replacement. But for a dollar each for the toy grenades I figured I would just get some new ones when the batteries die out



 
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