Simplest PVC hammergrip

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by avinar, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. avinar

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    Cut some pipe.
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    Zap the sections with a heatgun.
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    Smoosh them with a brick or any other heavy object. Leave to cool for a few minutes.
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    They'll end up flat.
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    Now use heatgun again to bend to shape. Notice I am doing all this freehand. If you can arrange some stuff to act as a jig, you'll have far better results.
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    Use PVC cement (heavy duty) to glue two halves together. Leave for an hour or two to make sure.
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    Bend the ends again to shape. Don't let the heatgun wander all over the place. Just at the spot you need to bend. You'll end up with this.
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  2. avinar

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    BTW, I have said this before... bending PVC is more art than science. You need to be free of distractions.

    Tell your woman, "Away with you, WOMAN! I do important things!"

    Make sure you say this to her face. Won't work so good if you just say it in your head.
     

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    One convenient way to remove ink marks and factory marks from PVC is to take a razor and "shave" it off. You can do the same with acetone or such, I assume, but why involve chemicals?
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    Painted and finished. Doesn't look all that ugly... and it works fine.
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    Here is a better picture. The PVC Rambini is next to it for size comparison.
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    The one advantage this traditional shaped PVC slingshot has over the PVC Rambini is that, thanks to it's wider and higher forks, it can fire THIS ammo which the Rambini can't.
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    I call these "Persuaders".
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    "Persuader ammo" has no problem auto-rotating to target. This was fired with low power from 5 feet away.
     
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