Toe Darts? Does anyone make them?


TBone

Active Hunter
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.
 

Got Maul

Well-Known Hunter
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 ?
 

DL44 Blaster

Well-Known Hunter
OK,I'm intrigued by the whole toe dart / drill press thing now:lol: 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
 

TK172

Active Hunter
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
 

Ruffkintoy

Active Hunter
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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Got Maul

Well-Known Hunter
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 !
 

DL44 Blaster

Well-Known Hunter
Suuweeeet!! I great idea.....why didn't I think of this (y) My 478th "upgrade" to my still unfinished ESB Fett :lol:

Thanks for sharing

Steve
 

TBone

Active Hunter
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:
http://www.geocities.com/tbonebrown2005/boots.html

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Fettism

Hunter
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
 

Fettism

Hunter
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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RBF

Well-Known Hunter
:facepalm 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.:cheers
 
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