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  1. drokkul's Avatar
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    Jul 20, 2007, 9:31 PM - A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #1

    Well at lunch today I had some extra tme so I stopped in a Dollar Tree to look around and lose some time.

    I bought a glue gun and some glue sticks and before I checked out I started looking at the tip of it. I went back and grabbed another one then took it apart when I got home.

    The glue tip is something (with a little work) that could be used if you are scratchbuilding a set of toe spikes.

    Here is the actual glue gun...


    And here is a pic of the tip that comes out of it...



    Here is where the wiring goes to...



    Its pretty light overall so I'm sure that a little time with a Dremel could have all the unecessary bits ground off, then take some fine sandpaper to it and you have a spike. Best of all only a dollar per glue gun, so 4 bucks for your spikes. And they, of course, already have the small hole in the end of the spike.

    If I get some free time I will work on this one and let everybody see how it comes out!
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Jul 20, 2007, 10:02 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #2

    Wow, that is a good find indeed.

    Good Job!
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    Jul 20, 2007, 10:45 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #3

    Great idea
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    Jul 21, 2007, 11:10 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #4

    I think you might be on to something. I was just staring at the Rocket Dart Launchers and that (minus the hex end) looks right along those lines, and it does have a hole down the center.
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    Sep 27, 2007, 10:36 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #5

    how about the actual glue stick thru a pencil sharpener? rubber toe spikes!
    BOI-OI-OINNNg!
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    Sep 28, 2007, 5:24 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #6

    That's actually not a bad idea, no more ripped carpets.
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    Sep 30, 2007, 1:20 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #7

    Quote bobababy75 said: View Post
    how about the actual glue stick thru a pencil sharpener? rubber toe spikes!
    BOI-OI-OINNNg!
    but more to the point glue gun tip Does look exactly like the spikes in AOSW + MOM, right down to the holes in the tips.:thumbup
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    Oct 10, 2007, 2:38 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #8

    I actually tried this, the dremmel part is really easy, the part that killed it was trying to attach the apike to the metal plate, there's just not enough area on the spike to get anykind of succesful grip onto the plate, it held for all of 5 seconds before natural jarring caused it to give hold. If the hollow area could somehow be filled and used to create more bonding space, then maybe...
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    Oct 10, 2007, 2:50 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #9

    could you solder it to the plate for something a bit stronger?
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    Oct 10, 2007, 3:46 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #10

    Nice find! I'd probably fill the thing with JB Weld or so and have a screw go into the back of it through an aluminum plate. Have you completed a set of toe spikes with this method yet?
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    Oct 10, 2007, 10:09 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #11

    Actually I never even got around to trying it. I had already made my spikes out of aluminum roundbar ground down on my belt sander ala bobamaker. I just thought when I saw these that I would spring for the dollar and see if it could be useful to my peeps here at TDH.
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    Nov 19, 2007, 10:27 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #12

    Here is a stab at the hot glue gun toe spikes-
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    Nov 20, 2007, 12:12 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #13

    Wow! Those came out even better than I thought they would! Great work mrgr8ness!!!!!

    Get to crackin' on those inexpensive toe spikes everybody!
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    Nov 20, 2007, 1:04 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #14

    ~ great find drokkul!!

    ~ mrgr8ness they came out real nice!

    thanks for posting guys
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    Nov 20, 2007, 1:25 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #15

    yeah but, there are always complaints, which is why I stopped selling my in expensive toespikes. They were too easy too repair and don't cost a small fortune. And ... mine still work after a year. great looking spikes btw ca't wait to see then on a pair of boots and weathered up
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    Nov 25, 2007, 7:32 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #16

    Nice work on the toe spikes mrgr8ness! Thanks for sharing your idea drokkul!
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    Nov 25, 2007, 10:16 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #17

    Quote TD2253 said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing your idea drokkul!
    No problem! This community has been about sharing info ever since I first logged in and hopefully will always remain that way.

    This wonderful board has given me so much and I really just hope in my tenure here to give a few things back as well!
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    Nov 26, 2007, 10:51 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #18

    Thanks for the idea drokkul. Thats what makes this community great, everyone is willing to help out when they can. Here are some finished spikes mounted on boots. Still working on the other one-




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    Sep 21, 2010, 1:33 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #19

    Sorry to ressurect my own thread, but I actually never saw the finished product mrgr8ness came up with. I guess this might also be a helpful bump for some newcomers since they came out so well for him!
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    Jul 30, 2011, 2:04 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #20

    Here are my Evo boots with my glue gun tip toespikes. I made these using a mix of this tutorial and Bobamakers. Took me a very long time to finally finish these but I'm happy how they came out.



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    Aug 6, 2011, 8:57 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #21

    Those look fantastic! Great job. Do you have any work in progress pics?
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    Aug 6, 2011, 10:26 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #22

    Thanks! And no I didn't really take any. However I did closely follow this tutorial bobamaker: Aluminium Toe Spikes and the only other tasks were trimming down the excess metal on the glue tip (mine was shaped differently), finding the right angle to trim the ends at so they lie straight, filling them with JB weld, and then epoxying them to the roughed up bracket.
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    Aug 8, 2011, 3:00 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #23

    On second thought I do have a few I took for my WIP thread. Here's what I got



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    Aug 9, 2011, 2:09 PM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #24

    if you were using the bobamaker tutorial were would you find the strips of alluminum???????
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    Aug 10, 2011, 5:57 AM - Re: A find for those scratchbuilding toe spikes #25

    How do you stick the spikes on the aluminum bars? Weld it?

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