Blaster progress

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    Blaster progress

    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.

    Tim
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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Blaster progress

    That's looking really cool!!

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    Re: Blaster progress

    Wow! Can't wait to see the rest! Keep us updated!

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    Re: Blaster progress

    Looken great so far, those are pretty darn hip!

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    Re: Blaster progress

    looking good man...nice to be able to have the ability and the know how to do something like that

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    Re: Blaster progress

    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

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    Re: Blaster progress

    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 :-(

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    Re: Blaster progress

    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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