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by IMagius
Sat May 01, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: How many pounds can this hold?
Replies: 10
Views: 572

I'd be cautious with that one at anything over about 30 PSI ... it looks like it's made of that wonderful "hard" brittle plastic that turns into sharp shards (almost glass-like) when it fails :shock: As far as hooking it up to something, it appears you will be searching for some very small flexible ...
by IMagius
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Tip on discarding sabot for APFSDS round?
Replies: 34
Views: 3839

First - impressive ammo!!! I know you had a bad experience with expanding foam, and so did I once. Then I had an idea that worked out much better then I expected ... you may want to give it some thought. I used 4 sections of "Poster Wrappers" (about 1.5" diameter "bags" that movie posters etc.. are ...
by IMagius
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Removing covering from perspex?
Replies: 3
Views: 931

If Lighter Fluid won't seep into the edges and loosen the bond, I'd try boiling them. It works on every label on any type of Jar or whatever else I've ever tried to clean up. 5 to 10 minutes in a nice rolling boil and it usually loosens thigns right up - just make sure they aren't on the very bottom...
by IMagius
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: .25 cal Coax Rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

One thought from the Mechanic in me ... Since you are using brake line for the barrel, why not use a flare tool and a brake line coupler for attaching the barrel to the chamber? It would elimiate the need for the Epoxy and remove a "weakness" from the design. The only problem is: But then the barre...
by IMagius
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: .25 cal Coax Rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

Very clean and good looking build. One thought from the Mechanic in me ... Since you are using brake line for the barrel, why not use a flare tool and a brake line coupler for attaching the barrel to the chamber? It would elimiate the need for the Epoxy and remove a "weakness" from the design. No ne...
by IMagius
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My First Pneumatic Cannon
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Already toured the Hubb Library - excellent collection of information! Thanks for putting it all in one easy to fin place.

I've got the pdf on my computer, just haven't read through it yet.
by IMagius
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My First Pneumatic Cannon
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

I say you've done a mighty fine job with this, especially for a first. Have you considered a breech loader for it? A simple coupling breech loader can be made with just a small amount of effort. Welcome to Spudfiles northern neighbor. I thought about that, but for my First, I just wanted to get the...
by IMagius
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My First Pneumatic Cannon
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Feel free to post video's and damage pictures. What color are you going to paint it? No VidCam, so there won't be videos - but I think my Camera may take video ... I'll look into it. When I get something to destroy, I'll defintiely take before and after shots. Not sure on the color yet. Probably ju...
by IMagius
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My First Pneumatic Cannon
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

My First Pneumatic Cannon

As the title says, this is my first cannon. I built it to try and get a grasp of what's involved before moving up to a larger size of chamber and barrel. I have an "accomplice" who has almost unlimitied access to 600 psi rated 4", 6" & 8" heavy wall PVC, a dozen or so 2" sprinkler valves and a 100 a...
by IMagius
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: mini 250 psi compressor $13 shipped!
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

I agree that those are a pretty cheap unit - as in not worth the money. p.s isn’t that a pump not a compressor? What’s the diff anyway? I would call that a Pump. My definitions: Pumps simply pump air into a separate device. Compressors pump air into an integral device ("on board" tank). Though I am ...
by IMagius
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Pneumatic Log Splitter... Need your guys help!
Replies: 35
Views: 5123

Oh My :shock: A pneumatic Log Splitter? I'm scared ... very, very scared. I've dealt with Log Splitters for years. Even slow Hydraulic ones will send the occasional hunk of shrapnel (5 to 10 pound hunk of wood) a long ways ... 10 to 20 feet easily. I can't visualize any system that would work at the...
by IMagius
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Breaking Point
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Excellent moment on Breaking Point. It was a rather spectacular way to demolish a house :P

Gotta love the Onion for "reliable" news :lol: I always make sure to use it when I want to confirm an article in the Enquirer ;)
by IMagius
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Spudfiles member map
Replies: 70
Views: 10366

I've added myself to the map.
by IMagius
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Solvent Welding Course Recommended For ALL
Replies: 46
Views: 15297

First Thread I read ... Figured I had to start somewhere and why not make sure I wasn't wrong in my assumptions of how to cement two pieces together.

That course was easy enough for me. Passed :lol: