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#46 youcanthide...BANG

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:29 pm

Heres the micro hdpe bb shooter ive just finished

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:44 pm

There ye go pal!!!

No stopping you now...

Gonna crack a few more recycled hdpe cattys next week.... theres something satisfying about them :yes:

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:46 pm

Im going to have another go at it next week, hopefully make a full sized one



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:21 am

Just put a melt on, better attempt but still not what i want it to be even with 6 milk bottles, gonna go all out with about 10 milk bottles and get a big block lol. Hopefully have the catty finished by Thursday or Friday, will put pics up then


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:54 pm

If it's any help, mate, I made a block last night - finally got it to work! - about 5 X 6 inches and a little over 1/2 inch thick. Used 5 milk bottles (4 pinters) and lids, added a couple of 'Vanish' powder containers for colour, and squashed with G clamps for better pressure.

 

I cut the pieces smaller this time - less than 1/2 inch square - and they softened a lot more evenly.Think that's where I'd been going wrong!!

 

Good luck ,pal !!


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:38 pm

Its not the making the catty that is the difficult part....

Its cutting the fecking cartons up!!!
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:29 pm

Try cutting the cartons up in a long snake, and then just snip them down into 1 cm pieces once you have a long strip.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:22 pm

Its not the making the catty that is the difficult part....

Its cutting the fecking cartons up!!!

Too right, my hands still killing me lol



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:06 pm

Try cutting the cartons up in a long snake, and then just snip them down into 1 cm pieces once you have a long strip.


A paper shredder will work on thin hdpe :yes:
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:12 pm

Try cutting the cartons up in a long snake, and then just snip them down into 1 cm pieces once you have a long strip.


A paper shredder will work on thin hdpe :yes:

f**k it I'll fire the thicker stuff through my mums, if it breaks it breaks! :laugh:
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:00 pm

 

 

Try cutting the cartons up in a long snake, and then just snip them down into 1 cm pieces once you have a long strip.


A paper shredder will work on thin hdpe :yes:

f**k it I'll fire the thicker stuff through my mums, if it breaks it breaks! :laugh:

 

 

LOL, you'll be putting sticks in her microwave next. I'd avoid the shredder to be honest! But that's just me :) 






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