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Todays Tinkering - Self Imposed Isolation Special..

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Halinfax, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Gentlemen... well its only been 4 days of self isolation and the shed is COVERED in sawdust and shavings....

    It was decided that my Crosman 2250b was in need of some ..... refinements.

    So... I stripped it down into EVERY SINGLE COMPONENT and tinkered for the last 3.5 days...

    The list of jobs are as follows

    1- Polish and re-blue the air tube
    2- Polish the trigger seal and make delrin trigger spring pad
    3- De-glaze the carbon fibre shroud
    4- Re paint the pistol grip handle assembly (once I had glass bead blasted it in the ACME Hals Home Made Bead Blaster (tinker for that to follow...)
    5- Make a new wooden stock from scratch (that was a pain in the ar$e)
    6- Clean and lubricate ALL the internals as necessary...
    7- Make an objective eye piece spacer in delrin

    The biggest job was the one off ACME, unique all singing, all dancing patented caplet holder stock...which is depicted below...

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    Then came sorting out all the bits....

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    Until finally.....
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  2. jonnyuk

    jonnyuk Busy Member

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    Wow!!

    Cheers,
    Jonny
     
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  3. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Nice!:eek:
     
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  4. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Gentlemen... I could not fit this in the OP... but there is a secret little mechanism to hold the caplets in place...

    A recess was routed out of the stock and some holes drill in the underside of the stock, then a rebate was routed out for the body of the caplets to sit against...

    Then, I drilled some 5mm x 4mm deep holes in the rebate and glued in some 5mm x 3mm Neodium magnets .. so that when the neck of the caplet was placed pointing downwards into the holes in the recess, the bodies would be held in place by the magnets... SIMPLES....

    Then the underside of the stock had the caplet neck holes plugged up with a contrasting hardwood (mahogany) and then shaped...

    I could have got a neoprene belt for the stock... but hell.... why buy when you can make do and tinker!!!!!

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  5. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Similar to the ammo holder on my apocalypso gun

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  6. john79

    john79 Big Poster

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    Nice job mate :thumb:
     
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    walter Often Keyboard Hero

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    :eek::eek::eek:......??!!
    :claping:........keep at it "Heath Robinson " @Halinfax . Your "tinkering" and inventions are a must see mate. I'm gonna go to the shed now and see what I can invent with an old window board, a log, .....my chainsaw, and a glue gun! Inspirational stuff Hal. I'll see how I get on and post some pics. (Maybe:))...?:D

    Walter
     
  8. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Are the rounds on a clip in system??.. Looks well......:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  9. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Walter... DONT forget the sticky back plastic too mate....:thumb::thumb:

    Am awaiting a FULL report...o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  10. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark Pro Poster

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    Cant you do one in red/black?
     
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  11. Storcky

    Storcky Engaging Member

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    That is some serious tinkering, and the end result is something to be very proud of.
    You must be chuffed to bits, how are you going to beat that ?
     
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  12. sagalout

    sagalout What a plinker!

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    You are the king of tinkerers, with very high class workmanship. Brilliant stuff.
     
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  13. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Storcky.. I am SURE I will come up with summat... Cheers mate...:thumb:
     
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    John Gibbins Engaging Member

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    great work , looks very nice
     
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  15. Bozz

    Bozz Busy Member

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    Great work as usual, right now you have only got another 11 weeks to go have you got enough essential tinkering bits. All the best Graham.
     
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  16. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Bozz... I ALWAYS have enough bits to tinker with.... Only tonight I started on a gun specific moderator.....

    Idle hands and all that...:finger::finger::finger::finger::finger:
     
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  17. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Thank you Saga.. your very gracious... I am absolutely sure that there are many more exceptional tinkerers out there.. beavering away in their garages and Man Sheds.....:)
     
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  18. shadowryder

    shadowryder Shootin' the Breeze!!

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    Helluva job Buddy,
    This is what I meant other day,the difference between getting a job done and making it look good in the process, what you do is get it done AND create a thing of beauty.
    WELL DONE Hal PaL!!!!!
     
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    TR158 Posting Addict

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    Bravo sir! I applaud your awesome efforts :thumb:
     
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    Bozz Busy Member

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    I am well impressed with your work, wish i had half the setup you have. Did you put a quote in for making a respirator for the NHS i am sure you can knock one up in that w/s. ATB Graham
     
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