Again, execellent suggestions.. All goals to strive for...
I did just get some soldering irons in and ordered over $3000 worth in new switches.. The quest never stops.. I love switches, kind of a fetish I guess.
I look at all the stuff that I'd want and try to order it..
My eyeballs are spinning thinking of the things I can do with copper tape though..
Have you guys ever looked at polymer clay? It's beautiful stuff.. I purchaed some panel mount battery holders that covered in polymer clay would make an awesome mod.. Biggest issue is $10 to $12 each just for a blank tube...
Last edited by hoogie76; 02-27-2010 at 06:54 AM.
I thought it would be cool to have a DIY Kit, one click to get a whole Nick-O-Stick you build yourself, with all the parts and a diagram/schematic. If you haven't done this, maybe you could call it the Spiker Kit? (Just kiddin!)
Polymer clay? Like Sculpty stuff? I could be wrong but doesn't it all have to be baked? I've been playing with epoxy putty and it hardens without baking. There's also a wide variety with different cure times, strength, heat handling. Look at the tech data here: Technical Data - Polymerics Systems, Inc.
I've successfully rolled epoxy into sheets and even made a tube (rolled sheet partially hardened and then rolled into a tube shape. If you have to bake the build then you risk shifting or other issues since it has to be moved into the oven. I like epoxy for just shape it and let it sit on wax paper until hard (time varies from minutes to a couple hours).
Talking about things you could carry, I'd love to see a set-up like: Adapters / Misc
Where a modder could go to get tubes, ends/pommels, adapters all with common threading. Not many people have access to lathes, taps/dies and various other shop equipment. I imagine it'd be hard to carry everything everyone could want but maybe a variety of tubes (interior sized for popular batts) and a few endcaps. Heck, maybe you can convince the owner of that website to make the stuff for you? Or contract with a local shop for some stock stuff and then have them make small run semi-custom items?
Oh, and how about flashlights where the friggin' lens comes out EASY, or better, is already out! LOL, I've got 3 flashlights and I can't get the lens assembly out of any of them! I'll admit I haven't really tried much presssure but I tried enough to see that I'm gonna have to do it the right way or I'll end up with a bunch of broken pieces! And no, I don't have a deep throat socket!
I second the kr 808 blanks
the pre-wired kr/901 connectors
50/100 mg unflavored juice
that would pretty much make you a one stop shop for me. And after the service and kindness I have received from you, I would order from Madvapes exclusively.
many listed above
complete atty building supplies
no lead solder
the small wire
connectors that are pre-wired
rca connectors that are pre-wired w/bat connectors (not sure- I understand how to use them rca yet. But, looks like a fine idea- I keep droping them from my shopping cart due to research and lack of great soldering skills yet)
flat copper (wire drool and can you get a 5V regulator like that? haha)
cases (like what I posted in 10ml thread?)
polymer clay (etc whatever is best hehehe you do the leg/testing work as usual)
Ounce size of LorAnns (16drams for 3 drams no brain er)
line of credit (if a classified deals goes through that I shouldnt be buying -I am on budget FREEZE I have not saved a DIME over quitting cigs!!)
Last edited by natura; 02-27-2010 at 04:04 PM.
well i think that about covers it ... lol
Hey Spiker thats a good one..............LOL
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