Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

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    Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Hey all,

    Can anyone machine a set of toe darts for me?

    Cheers,
    -Kevin

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    I assume you are referring to the the toe spikes on the end of the shoes, correct? If you have a drill press, these are easy to make out of aluminum.

    PM me for details, if you like.

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    I have a drill press ! PM me too

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    GM..

    What don`t you have?



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    hey, its a northside thing...we have EVERYthing !

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    PM's have been sent

    Cheers,
    -Kevin

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    kevin- I meant for forced trekker to PM me, I have NOTHING ! But I would like to know how it was done....can you forward me his pm ?

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    OK,I'm intrigued by the whole toe dart / drill press thing now I have a drill press and a set of inaccurate darts and would like to make a new accurate set. Can someone share the info. or PM me too

    Steve

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Hey GM, I have not yet received a PM from Forced Trekker, but I will be sure to let you know once I have

    Cheers,
    -Kevin

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    I made mine with a drill press, I cut a piece of aluminum rod and put it in the press. Then while its running I used a large flat file to grind it. Use some wd-40 or equivelent to keep the file from clogging up with aluminum. When you get the point you want stop I think I also use some sandpaper or something to get any rogh spots off to.

    Then when you are done with the tip, what I did was cut the other end on an angle to mount to my toe plate. I then pop riveted them on from the inside so you wouldn't see how they are attached. They feel like they are welded on.
    Hope that helps some


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    that's ingenious !! want to make me a set ?

    how did you do the plate ? Did you just cut it and bend as needed ? Then screw it in right ? Can you post more pics of your boots ?

    really fantastic job ruffkin !

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Those are very nice toe spikes!!!!!! how much did it cost to make?

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    Suuweeeet!! I great idea.....why didn't I think of this :thumbup My 478th "upgrade" to my still unfinished ESB Fett

    Thanks for sharing

    Steve

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Chuck, that is almost exactly the same way I made mine.

    1st I cut a piece of 3/8" aluminum rod off in 3" increments to give you enough room to chuck it tight in the drill.

    2nd I mark a line on the piece about 1/2" for the bottom on each piece so you know where to stop "maching" the tip off.

    I start with a reall rough crosscut file in the beginning to get the most material off first.

    Next, I move to a finer cutting file to smooth it up.

    Lastly, I use a piece of steel wool to really clean up the edge.

    I used JB Weld to attach my tips to the toe plate. The pop rivet idea sounds good too. If you have the tools, I would suggest taping a hole in the tips for a bolt and attaching them that way.

    Here is a pic of my boots:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails myesbboots2_thumb-jpg  

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    this is a stupid non metal worker question...how did you cut the metal rod into an angle ? by hand or machine ?

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Ya ... what he said !!!!! I just used these tips and cut some 3/8" aluminum rod down and spun them on the drill press with a file and some fine sand paper and I think they look great .I'll post some pics later . Now how do we cut those angles? Dremel ?..... hacksaw ?.....



    Mike

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Well here they are so far ..


    Mike
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    great job fettism ! you want to make me a set ? ?

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    O K progress report . I have the darts ( how do I cut them on an angle ? ) I have the bracket/bar . How to attach the darts? I could drill a hole down the center of the dart and thread/tap it . I have small machine screws and LocTite to secure them . Problem ...screw head wont sit flush .... unless ( just thinking out loud ) i grind off the offending screw head at the back to make it flush . What do you guys think ? Oh ... and how to drill the hole through the bracket/bar ? It also has to be on an angle . What is the best way to attach this bracket once it is done ? Oh just in case you're wondering the bar isnt finished and it needs to be cut off at the sides .HELP !!!

    Mike
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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    i crushed myn walking to a cut off tree... that was funest for em, fixed em, and during a performance one of teh screws sprang lose, so that finished of teh right side toe spikes, i crushed the left foot ones when i had to walk on stage, where they got under neath my foot sole...

    never made a new set.

    though i must say, urs looks alot stronger then myn.

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    Re: Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?

    Ok, cutting the angle is pretty easy. I just held one under shoe, eyeballed the angle I wanted to cut them at, marked it, and then cut it with a hack saw. If you don't have a hack saw, a dremel should work too.

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    For those that have missed my other posts...I make toe darts/boot spikes/shin denters for your CA boots!


    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7282

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    toe darts are not soft parts/belts... please post in the correct section

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