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    Dec 6, 2010, 1:33 PM - Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #1

    Can anyone advise me how to get the aluminium rod out of the part that's used as the short knee dart and boot spikes?

    I've tried two and have been completely unable to get it out. I think I'll have to resort to cutting the rod off and carefully trying to drill out the hole in the end of the dart/spike.

    How did you guys get these things out!?
    Last edited by kurtyboy; Dec 7, 2010 at 12:23 PM.
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    Dec 14, 2010, 1:09 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #2

    I can't believe nobody has put real boot spikes/short knee dart on their costume!
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    Dec 14, 2010, 3:20 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #3

    Just pull it out,
    Twist as you go cuz it's really tight
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    Dec 14, 2010, 5:00 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #4

    "Really tight" is an understatement. Twisting only repeatedly broke the aluminium rod! LOL! I've tried two pairs of pliers, rubber gloves. I had to give up on one and hopefully I can file the rod down and drill it out. If I keep trying with the second one, that rod is going to break as well
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    Dec 14, 2010, 5:24 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #5

    have you tried putting the spike end in a vice and then tapping the rod out with a hammer and a nail? be sure to use lots of wd-40 too!
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    Dec 14, 2010, 5:38 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #6

    Sorry for my stupidity, but where do I hit it with the hammer and nail?
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    Dec 14, 2010, 5:58 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #7

    wouldn't you just hold the nail in the tip where the hole forms and then tap the shaft out the back end? i don't really know, i've never worked with them before, so i'm just brainstorming.
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    Dec 14, 2010, 8:24 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #8

    the part is not hollow, so you can't tap it through
    Sorry for your misfortune, mine pulled out of the spike without incident
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    Dec 14, 2010, 8:52 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #9

    I thought maybe there was a 'knack' to it. A little trick that works. Oh well I suppose I can try the hard way
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    Dec 14, 2010, 9:08 PM - Re: Help with turntable knee dart/book spikes #10

    that's odd it happened with two of them. I guess I was lucky. Mine came out pretty easy. I did have a problem getting the rod out of the brush holder on the other end, but using pliers and very careful slow increase in torque on the rod loosened it and got it out.

    I assume you removed the balance rod coming from the stand first (the part used on the right gauntlet as a dart). Otherwise it should twist right out. The rod is kinda soft so there might be some scoring on the end that is causing it to catch.
    Last edited by Lufo1138; Dec 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM.

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