New way to dry an oiled slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by tokSick, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi guy,<br>I think i' ve found a 'cool' way to dry an oiled slingshot.<br>I took the fan from a computer i smashed some time ago and connected it to a battery( i think it could be better with a 9v).<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tvRl_dyzXZw/UKU251UlxsI/AAAAAAAAAMs/ASQ_D5m5mJI/s640/lance-pierre%2520ventilo%25201.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Put it in a plastic pot...<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cnglPbvwVSY/UKU255oFuWI/AAAAAAAAAMw/SI2Rx4qxkAQ/s640/lance-pierre%2520ventilo%25203.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Then, put the slingshot in it too...<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Iktcuce0Fxo/UKU26CSc4yI/AAAAAAAAAM0/1fi7NdYnZv4/s640/lance-pierre%2520ventilo%25204.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>And close the plastic pot completely.<br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n26ralPxs-Y/UKU262zN4II/AAAAAAAAAM8/GoU3kvEVaps/s640/lance-pierre%2520ventilo%25205.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I think this way the drying process will be much faster.<br>What do you think about this?
     
  2. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Nice idea.<br>Put a little wire on both forksides and then the wire on a pin with the lengh of the plastic pot diameter.<br>Then hang it with the pin on top of the pot.<br>So the air can flow from all sides of the ss.<br>Only a thought.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    interesting, i think it would work bettet without a cap
     
  4. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Air circulation does help, but so does applying the oil hot and/or thinning it out with turpentine.
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very good idea slingpit.<br>@ onnod: that' s why i ask you guys, caus i don' t know if it will be better to close it, to leave it open or not completely closed. I will try all of them if no one can tell me for sure.
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Thanks Captain but i don' t like using those kind of products( turpentine, thinner, white spirit,...)
     
  7. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    I dislike using thinners as well. Those are just some options. <br><br>I've also read that sunlight helps.
     
  8. Like onod said it would probably work better with the lid off, or at least some vent holes to allow fumes and moisture to escape.
     
  9. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I am gonna drill some holes now...<br><br>Done!
     
  10. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    what about a hairdryer?<br>
     
  11. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I think the hairdryer gives warm air, cold air is what is needed imo. You will have to use the hairdryer for too long that it will use too much electicity compared to a 9v battery.
     
  12. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    yer i agree with the electricity lol, have to figure out something else i guess.
     
  13. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Nice idea Tysonpapa (the hairdryer), fortunately for me electricity is for free !!! ... sun's courtesy ...<br><br>[​IMG]
     
  14. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    electricity for free?? would be a dream lol
     
  15. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Tysonpapa, well it's "almost free", the investment will be paid in five years (at the rate here), then it will be 100% free ...
     
  16. Alternative energy is awesome! I have been reading up on solar power, wind power, and water power and plan to impliment these methods as soon as I move out of my apartment into an actual house.
     
  17. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Nice idea Tysonpapa (the hairdryer), fortunately for me electricity is for free !!! ... sun's courtesy ...<br><br>[​IMG]</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>That is great, free electricity. Here if one use those solar panels he got to pay taxes on them i think.</span>
     
  18. CEZ

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    It's even better here, if you use anything that produces energy you have to first send it to the power plant of your choice and then they can sell it back to you at a lower price:D<br><br><br>Does anyone have any other ideas for drying oil? I too have read that oil dries in sunlight.
     
  19. Arturo Borquez

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    I think it's better in the shade ... direct sun makes wood to crack ...
     
  20. trobbie66

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    <tr><td class="quote">interesting, i think it would work bettet without a cap</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">very true for oil to properly catalise you need air. Mount the fan at a hole in the lid and add a few holes near the bottom, voila forced airflow</span>
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    <br>Trobbie66 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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