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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 Fett Seven's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2008, 12:33 AM - Any blaster bracket interest? #1

    I see many of you have a blaster kit on order as I do.
    Is there any interest in having the blaster "bracket" made from aluminum?
    A friend of mine who knows a guy, had these made for me last year when I made my scratch built ESB blaster. The dimensions were taken from WOF's EE-3 blaster/Webley templates. If there is interest, I will inquire about cost.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 1:32 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #2

    I had tried to get interest for a run of these and it didn't go so well. I hope you have much better luck.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=24521
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 Fett Seven's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2008, 10:14 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #3

    Hey Suspect86, In your original thread you posted a price of $150.00 for your bracket.
    In your prototype you included a "thumb rest". The bracket I'm proposing, is a more simple piece, low cost. Don't quote me, but I was thinking more like $25.00 a piece.

    The part I call a "thumb rest" I fabricated from wood. It is all one piece layered between the bracket and hand grip.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 10:54 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #4

    I like the idea. Is it strong enough to take the weight of the resin from the blaster you mentioned, which most have on order?
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    Oct 22, 2008, 3:11 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #5

    Yeah, the piece I was working on had a metal "thumb rest" which drove the cost sky high.
    That piece was also crucial to the stability of hand-grip resting in place. On your piece you have 2 screws holding it into place, and on a real Webley there is only one bolt holding it along with the "thumb rest."
    I like your design quite a bit and I think it will work very well to serve it's purpose(keeping your bracket from breaking).

    When I worked on mine I went a little too far and tried to achieve historical accuracy as well.
    My prototype alone cost me almost $300.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 3:22 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #6

    Quote Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    I like the idea. Is it strong enough to take the weight of the resin from the blaster you mentioned, which most have on order?
    It is made from 1/4 inch(6mm) thick aluminum. IMO it is the strongest part of the whole blaster.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 5:47 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #7

    What about water jet cutting? That's how mine was made.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 6:38 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #8

    if the costs are that low I'd def be interested.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 6:52 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #9

    I could run with that too!
  10. I helped at SDCC '08 Fett Seven's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2008, 8:50 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #10

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    What about water jet cutting? That's how mine was made.
    I was told that's how mine was made also. The unpainted bracket in the previous pics has had the edges sanded smooth.

    I will keep an interest list on paper. Till then, I will try to get a more definite price for a run of 10 and or 20 brackets.
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    Oct 23, 2008, 12:23 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #11

    go ahead and put me down pending price.
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    Oct 23, 2008, 3:08 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #12

    Put me down as interested. VERY interested. Thanks.
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    Oct 23, 2008, 3:25 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #13

    The BKBT stalks are also water jet cut, keeps the price a lot cheaper than pure machining. Good luck on your run though! I hope you garner up enough interest to get this off of the ground.
  14. Oct 24, 2008, 8:01 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #14

    If you could do them fr $25.00 a piece I would be down for one.

    Thanks

    Dan
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    Oct 24, 2008, 9:22 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #15

    Here's the the deal Y'all. I spoke with "the guy" today, he will order the aluminum next week. Cost will be $30.00 each, shipping included within the US. International please PM me for shipping quote. I am posting a list for ten spots, the run will go ten spots filled or not.
    My Paypal account is, jvelasquez777@roadrunner.com
    Please no payment till brackets are on the cutting table, I will keep you posted. Thanks to all who signed up.

    List:
    1.FettFanatic-paid, shipped 11/12/08
    2.Shocknurse-paid, shipped 11/12/08
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    4.Bobby Fett UK-paid, shipped 11-15-08
    5.gbeef-paid, shipped 11/13/08
    6.Anakin Starkiller-paid, shipped 11-20-08
    7.tinstar5541-paid, shipped 11/12/08
    8.sithchick-paid, shipped 12-02-08
    9.Dragon-Fett-paid, shipped 11-15-08
    10.TK4130-paid, shipped 11/13/08
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    Oct 24, 2008, 9:32 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #16

    Quote Anakin Starkiller said: View Post
    If you could do them fr $25.00 a piece I would be down for one.

    Thanks

    Dan
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    Hey Dan, I sent you a PM about price difference.
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    Nov 2, 2008, 2:29 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #17

    PM Sent
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    Nov 2, 2008, 3:14 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #18

    Hey tinstar5541,

    Added you to the list, PM you back.
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    Nov 7, 2008, 10:56 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #19

    What would the extra cost be to Canada? I'd love to get one!
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    Nov 7, 2008, 11:36 PM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #20

    add myself and Sgt. skirata
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    Nov 8, 2008, 4:08 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #21

    Quote TK 4130 said: View Post
    What would the extra cost be to Canada? I'd love to get one!
    Hey TK 4130, sent you a PM on shipping cost.
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    Nov 8, 2008, 4:13 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #22

    Quote sithchick said: View Post
    add myself and Sgt. skirata
    You both have been added to the list,
    Thanks.
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    Nov 8, 2008, 4:20 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #23

    Update for all on the interest list. I spoke to my metal guy the other day. He said, his metal order should be in any day now. Once he gets his order, cutting should happen the same day.
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    Nov 11, 2008, 12:16 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #24

    I'm in!
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    Nov 11, 2008, 12:28 AM - Re: Any blaster bracket interest? #25

    I would like one. Let me know if there is room on the list for one more.

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