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  1. WelderTim1208's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2007, 1:26 AM - Blaster progress #1

    I've finally started working on my Jango blasters. First thing I did was cut out three 1/2" thick aluminum handles.

    Then I chamfered the edges that were going to be touching each other.

    I welded the plates together, then routed the extra weld bead off.

    Last one is for size comparison to my hand.

    Next thing for the grips is to router a 1 1/4" channel along the top and use the 3/8 round over bit on all the outside edges.

    I've got the easy parts for the barrels rough cut, but none of the slots have been routed into them yet. And I will still need to sand and polish the barrels. The barrels are 1" OD aluminum tubing and the double mitered pieces in the back are 1" ID 1 1/4" OD.

    I haven't started the muzzle or power cell cartridge yet, but I think I'm going to buy myself a mini metal lathe in the next couple of weeks.

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  3. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2007, 4:11 AM - Re: Blaster progress #2

    That's looking really cool!!
  4. ItsThatGuy's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2007, 8:39 AM - Re: Blaster progress #3

    Wow! Can't wait to see the rest! Keep us updated!
  5. WhiteArmor's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2007, 3:14 PM - Re: Blaster progress #4

    Looken great so far, those are pretty darn hip!
  6. JDFett's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2007, 10:27 PM - Re: Blaster progress #5

    looking good man...nice to be able to have the ability and the know how to do something like that
  7. WelderTim1208's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2007, 11:42 PM - Re: Blaster progress #6

    Picked up the round over bit for the grips today. Looking at getting the round carving router bit later this week.

    Jamie: yeah, I have access to a lot of different machines at work, pretty lucky that way
  8. NOITAIDAR's Avatar
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    Nov 7, 2007, 6:25 PM - Re: Blaster progress #7

    Looking good there so far...

    How's this project going? I'm trying to do something similar, only with using the Rubies plastic handles, so that I can fit a Radio Transmitter inside it, allowing me to trigger the blaster sound effects by remote in my jet pack.

    Only problem is, I don't have, or know anyone with a milling machine to do the barrel for me :-(
  9. WelderTim1208's Avatar
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    Nov 7, 2007, 9:30 PM - Re: Blaster progress #8

    It is coming along (the project), I have just been pricing out a mini lathe online and I think I'll be ordering it within the next week. after that I'll be looking for an Aluminum supplier for the turned pieces.

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