If you want to make this project, Be sure you do not use CVPC pipe. It is too small a diameter. I had a different project I was working on, and got extra fittings to make some guns. Marshmallows were too big for this pipe. Luckily, I have some pipe, and fittings left over from my Ladder Golf project, and it won't take long to slap a gun together.
Excuse me if I don't seem more intrigued about that 'plug.' ( Chewing on aluminum foil is more exciting at this moment. )
EDIT: What I am trying to say in the above post, is if you want to plug the game, at least log in as a real user. Links are already in place on the board to direct new customers your way. Every forum I have belonged to frown on advertising within the forum pages. A link can be added if the admin is contacted, and it is agreed upon.
Looks like a great game. I hope the patent process has started on this new design. The old one will not hold up.
P.S. Is that guy shacking up with a new lady? She doesn't look like the one included in the original game photo. If this is the same family, congrats on the doctor that made the boy look like a healthy girl.
Keep grinning! ;D
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2005 15:27:30 GMT -6 by Buggs41
I liked Gmans drawing also. If you can work triganomitry, you will always succeed. However, I thought what about using a hole saw on a piece of 2X6? The 'plug' would be the part you use. It would already have a center hole created by the pilot bit. All that would be left is drilling the extra five holes for the 'spokes' at the correct angle.
Steve, can your labeler print vertically on the tape? By accident, mine printed alpha characters vertically along the tape. Not what I wanted at the time, but it worked. I wonder if this can be accomplished with a two digit number?
ie: I wanted : "Buggs41" printed across the label. What I got instead was: B u g g s 4 1
Now I am really scratching my head on the possibility of this working corectly for a two digit number.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2005 20:11:37 GMT -6 by Buggs41
In using my scoring labels, I found that the o ring seems to rest better on the 'double digit' numbers, than the single digit ones. This is due to the washer wanting to 'rest' in the same state it was manufactured in. If I make more labels, the single digits will include a 0 in front of them.
Instead of: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21 It will be: 01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2005 21:00:46 GMT -6 by Buggs41
Steve, I finally added the scoring tapes to my 1/2" PVC ladders. I used 1/2" wide tape. One has black printing on white background. The other has red printing on white background. I bought some O rings, then discovered that the ones included inside the union fittings I use worked just fine. Since my ladders are all glued, I even added some extra O rings on the pipe to cover possible breakage in the future. If I run out of the spare's, a PVC coupling can always be added after new O rings have been installed.
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2005 16:22:26 GMT -6 by Buggs41
You could try to decrease the diameter of the pipe with sandpaper. But if you remove too much material, the fittings won't stay connected. Another option would be to cut slits parallel to the pipe in the area that enters the fitting. This would reduce the surface area of the pipe that actually comes in contact with the fitting. Disassembly might not be such a struggle then.
ROFLMAO! Steve, I was referring to the brick fence. Until you mentioned that, I never saw the ten foot wood privacy fence. I also toss underhand, with the same back spin technique you use. Works very well. The 41 in my name is the number of fences I've had to climb to retrieve bolas. No, not really. I picked that number because it is the hull number on the USS Midway. ( CV-41 ) She was one awesome ship! Next year, that number will also be my age. Why buggs? When I was a baby, my parents ( in baby talk non the less ) would refer to me as a cute little bugger. My older sister couldn't speak well yet ( she was young then also ) and tried to repeat that phrase. Instead of bugger, she would say booger. ( snot ) So the parents quicky changed the phrase to be "Braddie Buggs," And I have been somewhat normal since then, and still like the nickname.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2005 19:11:31 GMT -6 by Buggs41
Clear pvc primer will remove most of it. Fingernail polish remover might work also. Some of the ink they use for the writing soaks into the pores. If you can get most of the lettering off with either of these products, all that is needed is a quick dusting of spray paint to finish it.
This glue is very flammable. Use with adequate ventilation, and keep away from open flames. Remember that your furnace, and water heater have pilot lights. That is an open flame.
Glue over a piece of cardboard, or plywood. This glue will drip when you assemble the pieces. Make sure you don't ruin the floor with drops of glue.
Old clothing is recommended. Dried glue does not come out of clothes.
For the best bond possible, use primer. This preps the surface and ensures a stronger connection.
A flush cut on the pipe is best. A PVC cutting tool is ideal. It will cut very cleanly through the pipe. If you want to cut the pipe with a saw, I recommend using a MITRE box. After cutting, debur the cut. Running your fingernail around the cut will accomplish this.
To make the connection, prep with primer on both pieces. Screw cap onto can. Apply glue to both surfaces. Screw cap onto can. ( you don't want to clean up the mess made when an open can tips over. ) Press both pieces together at a 45 degree angle offset from their intended location. When pipe is fully seated, rotate to the desired location. This ensures that the glue covers all the surface area of the connection. Maintain pressure on the connection for at least five seconds. The glue has a tendency to push the pieces apart before the bond has set.
If you make a mistake in the alignment of the pieces after the glue has set, you can fix this by adding a coupling. Just cut the piece of pipe, and join the pieces together using the coupling, this time ensuring proper alignment.
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2005 18:13:58 GMT -6 by Buggs41