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    Post  jacko1120 Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:57 am

    Whipped this up when i had 50M of foam to cut
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    Just cut a groove using a hacksaw which was wide enough for my Stanley knife.
    The distance from the end to the cut is how long the darts are.
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    Post  TooBz Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:47 am

    WOW Nice
    Perfect fit for foam.
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    Post  Xoenz Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:48 am

    Hmmnm looks neat. Where did you get the 'u' shaped aluninium?
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    Post  Unknown Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:49 am

    Bunnings has tones of it with the metals section.
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    Post  jacko1120 Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:19 pm

    My dad had some lying around but it shouldnt be hard to get ahold of
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    Post  TheBradl3s Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:23 pm

    Just a tip. Cut a piece of plastic and glue it onto the bottom. It stops the razor from cutting the metal and in turn blunting the blade.

    Other than that, Good Job!

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    Post  Mozart Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:27 pm

    I actually made one of these out of the staple tray out of a stapler. Used a Dremel to cut a slot. Works perfectly, fits foam like, perfectly. I just use the end that isn't open, put the foam against it and slice, take the blank out and repeat.
    I don't know that all staplers have the same size tray, so check before you go ripping it apart.

    Edit: yeah, Brad's got it, blade gets blunt very fast without something there.
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    Post  jacko1120 Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:15 pm

    I got plenty of blades and the time and effort to cut a bit of plastic that small and thin would be annoying
    Another option if there was lots of foam to cut would be to use a longer piece of aluminum and cut more slots.
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    Post  Slammin Sam Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:45 pm

    jacko1120 wrote:I got plenty of blades and the time and effort to cut a bit of plastic that small and thin would be annoying
    Another option if there was lots of foam to cut would be to use a longer piece of aluminum and cut more slots.
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    Post  bulletproofvest Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:40 pm

    With the stapler idea you should put a blade in the stapler so it cuts just by pressing the stapler
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    Post  clunk07 Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:15 pm

    bulletproofvest wrote:With the stapler idea you should put a blade in the stapler so it cuts just by pressing the stapler

    That would most probably pinch and squash the foam, more than cut it. Not exactly desirable - but it would be possible with some dedicated engineering. Hell, Servulus could probably automate it!!
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    Post  Mozart Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:17 pm

    Yeah, was just going to say, I tend to slice them, not really just push down. It could work if you used heat like Informer, somehow? Good idea, man. I fully disassembled the stapler to do it, though.
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    Post  jacko1120 Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:22 am

    I do a forward then backward motion while applying minuscule amounts of downward force to the blade.
    Works like a charm.
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    Post  jacko1120 Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:23 am

    I do a forward then backward motion while applying minuscule amounts of downward force to the blade.
    Works like a charm.
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    Post  interflop Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:13 am

    What kind of foam is that? I've never seen foam like that be used for darts here in the US.
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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:46 am

    interflop wrote:What kind of foam is that? I've never seen foam like that be used for darts here in the US.

    It's because the US are in the stone age. These are custom made foam created by the username inf0rm3r. He has actually sold about 1-2km over in the US and about a few extra km in Singapore. They're diametre is approx. stock streamline diametre. It is approximately 12.9mm in diametre (a little over 1/2"). It's the perfect fit for any stock blaster. You don't need to mod it take 13mm FBR and what not anymore :).
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    Post  interflop Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:50 am

    How do they compare to Nerf foam? Are they less prone to deforming? Also, do you think he would still ship some to the US?
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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:02 am

    interflop wrote:How do they compare to Nerf foam? Are they less prone to deforming? Also, do you think he would still ship some to the US?

    There'll be a minimal order of I don't know. You'll have to contact him. Although, his minimal order to people around Australia is 25metres. I think anyway.

    http://www.oznerf.com/t2991-inf0rm3r-s-ordering-system-blue-pink-foam-silicone-snap-tips-petg

    That's his sales thread. They're 10% denser than Nerf Foam. if you step on them and it bends, you can reshape it pretty easily as if it's new. The only time it'll deform is when say you left a stampede sitting on the foam for a bit. That happens with most foam anyway lol.
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    Post  Xoenz Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:52 am

    Also let me add that blue foam is the perfect fit for PETG..
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    Post  clunk07 Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:06 am

    Xoenz wrote:Also let me add that blue foam is the perfect fit for PETG..

    It's a perfect fit for Informer's petg.

    I've had issues with trying to use it in petg sourced from other places (when I was a young padawan, and didn't have access to OzNerf, I was actually stupid enough to purchase gear from ModMan...)
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    Post  Mozart Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:50 am

    Same, i have PETG that I got from.. Someone on eBay. It's a lot looser. Informer's PETG is I wicked fit for his foam.
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    Post  inf0rm3r Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:16 am

    The PETG I use is thickwall standard, designed for my Foam.

    Other PETG will not match my dimensions as there is no standard sizing set for PETG tubing.

    @ interflop

    It depends on the quantity shipping to you guys is expensive. If you can group order I can drop ship both tips and foam direct from my supplier which will save you a lot and discount on the standard prices to. It actually ends up cheaper than buying rubbish FBR. This is how I get it to the guys in Singapore otherwise shipping kills the cost.

    If you want to know more send me an email.

    You can sample it for you like. I can send 500 grams to you for $15.00AU.
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    Post  Mozart Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:10 am

    Jacko, clean out your inbox man! Sorry, didn't know where else to post this..

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