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by El-Kablooey
Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: good source for beginners sheet steel
Replies: 10
Views: 4995

re: good source for beginners sheet steel

I may just try that one instead, why not
by El-Kablooey
Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: good source for beginners sheet steel
Replies: 10
Views: 4995

good source for beginners sheet steel

I just cut the top and bottom caps off a WD-40 can, slit the leftover tube, and have decided to build my first PJ with old aerosol cans like this, its fairly decent steel, not stainless, but ok for me, I'll build a few from cheaper materials until I get some confidence working with this thin stuff.....
by El-Kablooey
Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Metal choice and welding.
Replies: 46
Views: 20642

re: Metal choice and welding.

you're kidding me!?!? where can I find those plans?? and yeah, ping pong balls would be smarter, but the golf balls would be free :) not to mention they are tuned to fly, you might could even achieve something faintly resembling accuracy firing golf balls.. just watch out for ricochets!!
by El-Kablooey
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Really forced air
Replies: 8
Views: 4126

Re: re: Really forced air

pezman wrote: Some of your posts are very strange ...

I'll not deny that, its mainly because I'm stoned alot, (I think) ;)
by El-Kablooey
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Metal choice and welding.
Replies: 46
Views: 20642

re: Metal choice and welding.

Man, you know what these pj's make me wanna do for some reason, build a fully auto spud-gun, of course it would have to shoot golf balls (thinking about the driving range covered with balls down the road, I would send them all back of course ;) and would be nothing like a pulsejet, more like a two-s...
by El-Kablooey
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Really forced air
Replies: 8
Views: 4126

re: Really forced air

A guy named Eric forging swords, sounds like a viking joke possibility, please don't tell me he lives in finland or iceland or someotherland.. but seriously, that sounds like a very interesting hobby.. I'd like some more info on the sword forging.. could be a very fun way to vent off some artistic f...
by El-Kablooey
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Info/plans for homemade spot welder?
Replies: 5
Views: 4256

re: Info/plans for homemade spot welder?

Hey dude, I built a spot welder using two old MOT's (microwave oven transformers) they are cheep!! just look at the dump or put the word out to friends that you want broken microwaves and you'll soon be flooded with the damn things.. just cut off the secondaries (the skinny wires) the easiest method...
by El-Kablooey
Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Metal choice and welding.
Replies: 46
Views: 20642

re: Metal choice and welding.

Ok. makes sense to me. I shoulda saw that. Hell, as a youngster experimenting with "firecrackers" :) of the homebrew variety I had more than one steel pipe become a one blast rocket engine instead of the desired uniform disentigration, even when filled with explosives like AP.. so at the moment i fe...
by El-Kablooey
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Pressure jet forum
Topic: How loud is a PressureJet?
Replies: 17
Views: 18196

re: How loud is a PressureJet?

dude, you should be careful shooting at puddles, the water may shoot straight up but I promise you that flying hunk of lead is bouncing right off and flying on forward at pretty much the same angle it was when it hit the puddle.. have seen a few drunken rednecks blow out their truck windows and such...
by El-Kablooey
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Valved pulsejet forum
Topic: a different valve design??
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

re: a different valve design??

Yes, they would have to be stacked in some sort of a track to keep the mobile plate from becoming wedged, another idea (spinoff of two stroke reeds) would be several plates, say five, with 3 of the plates stationary and two of them able to move a little arranged like this [] [] [] ---these would be ...
by El-Kablooey
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Valved pulsejet forum
Topic: a different valve design??
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

a different valve design??

Just wondering if anyone here sah ever experimented with different valve ideas.. I had something in mind that has probably been done and thrown out by you guys in the past, so maybe you'll save me some hair pulling.. lets see if I can explain it without drawing pictures.. two, or maybe 3, lightweigh...
by El-Kablooey
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Metal choice and welding.
Replies: 46
Views: 20642

re: Metal choice and welding.

That RULES! I'm all for cheap and easy BJ's, errrr.. I mean PJ's :)
I'm gonna go get some steel right now and see what i can whip up, I'll bet with a little elbow grease a man could spotweld an entire lockwood!
by El-Kablooey
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Converted CNC mill for mold tooling
Replies: 16
Views: 8665

re: Converted CNC mill for mold tooling

Just out of curiosity, what are you making molds for????
I have a bit of experience in sandcasting myself, as well as machining molds from brass and aluminum, for pouring with lead (fishing lures)
by El-Kablooey
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Metal choice and welding.
Replies: 46
Views: 20642

re: Metal choice and welding.

Whoops, I thought I had read somewhere, (possibly on this site) about a large pulsejet, and the possibility of it exploding during the starting sequence, and that the builder had anticipated this and assembled the pj so that it would come apart rather easily, this payed off when the pj did pop and t...
by El-Kablooey
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Metal choice and welding.
Replies: 46
Views: 20642

re: Metal choice and welding.

Man, not trying to be a smart-ass, and I don't mean any disrespect at all, but A friend of mine welds pipes for a DOW Chemical plant here in Georgia. I'd be willing to bet that Dow is as strict as Boeing when it comes to weld inspections, most of these pipes he welds are meant to carry large amounts...