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Forum: All Other Gear 01-03-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,335
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: TANKS what ya think

I would speak to the owner of the dive shop, tell him what's going on, and see if he supports the manager, or sees it as a problem that needs addressing. If he agrees with the manager, ask for a...
Forum: All About Guns 11-02-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: oil finish on mahogany guns

I've only done a half dozen guns with the vacuum system, so not a lot of experience, I admit. I am curious, however, as to what "theory" you are using that indicates you can impregnate a gun (or...
Forum: All About Guns 11-02-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: oil finish on mahogany guns

You can't pull too much vacuum and get too much oil in the gun. When you pull the vacuum, air is pulled out of the space between the fibers in the gun. When the vacuum is released, oil replaces the...
Forum: All About Guns 08-23-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Installing a loading notch into wood gun?

316 ss isn't magnetic, 304 and 818 only slightly so, so I wouldn't count on a magnet to hold them. "Another beautiful idea brutalized by a vicious gang of facts"-author unknown. :toast:

I like...
Forum: All About Guns 08-17-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Thread Insert for Wood

I've used the stainless quite a bit for salt water guns. It's 18-8, which is not as corrosion resistant as 316, but you can always back it out and replace if necessary. I haven't had a corrosion...
Forum: All About Guns 08-17-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Thread Insert for Wood

https://www.mcmaster.com/threaded-inserts
Forum: All About Guns 08-14-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Neptonics UHMW Enclosed Track inserts

It's made for a 7.0 and a 7.5 mm track.

I machined the tracks out of delrin during the development stages, and while it can be done, it's not easy to hold the small size of the track. I tried...
Forum: All About Guns 08-14-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Neptonics UHMW Enclosed Track inserts

In my opinion, installing a prefabricated track should be done with at least 2 passes: the first is a straight cut the width of the narrowest dimension of the dovetail or a little smaller, then the...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 07-16-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Speargun holder for boats

There are lots of choices. I used a rectangular shaped trash basket from Home Depot, about 10" x 16" x 36" or so. 1/4"diam bungies around the top hold the guns in place, and 1/2" diam. bungies hold...
Forum: Member Items 06-30-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: 2001 Ford E150 Surf Camp Fish Van

Very nice! I bought a Ford cargo van in the late 70's and finished it out somewhat similar to this one, but not nearly as nice. Made several trips from Texas to Michigan, and from Louisiana to...
Forum: All About Guns 04-05-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,533
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Slingshot Weapon with pulleys

Seems pretty powerful. Do you think it could be used under water, and, if so, how do you think it would work?
Can you go into a little detail about how the bands propel the bolt? Seems...
Forum: All About Guns 03-30-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

Sounds like a good plan. It doesn't hurt anything to have the pockets oversized in the front and rear, but you want just enough clearance on the sides to keep the rollers from rubbing the wood/...
Forum: All About Guns 03-30-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

When you fit the mech in the blank, pay attention to the fit up at the front and back of the trigger mech. When the bands are loaded, the shaft tries to pull the mech forward. If the fit up is...
Forum: All About Guns 03-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

If you decide to do that, try to figure out how to transfer the load from the axle(s) into that rod, so the edges outside of the rollers and the thin piece of wood between the rollers don't carry the...
Forum: All About Guns 03-25-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Opinions needed -monoblock mahogany strong enough for roller gun?

A properly built laminated blank will always be stronger than a single piece. The grain ends up running in multiple directions rather than a single direction that can split out once a crack begins. ...
Forum: All About Guns 03-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Line release slot

I think Jon was referring to something like this. Just make multiple shallow cuts.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004UDIL?tag=price15602-20&ascsubtag=wtbs_5c827c41d05af10c0d5461e9
or this: ...
Forum: All About Guns 02-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Gun blank Layup

I would suggest using horizontal or vertical lams, about 5/16" to 3/8" thick. Depending on your design, you can also put a top piece on if the lams are vertical, or side pieces on if the lams are...
Forum: All About Guns 01-26-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,374
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: How much curve can I plane from a blank

"Planed off the glue so it can age properly" :scratch: I must be missing something here. The blank is looking good, you've made some good moves to correct some previous problems, but what do you...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-08-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 45,453
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

Think worse case scenario. The seas have come up (say 3-4's with some 5's), and you're having trouble with your engines (say a bad electrical connection somewhere that you need to troubleshoot). ...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 11-30-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: "By 18 metres of Depth" spearfishing film France 1942

The fish are impressive, especially when you consider how primitive all the gear is (note the "pretzel" shaft in the first video). That said, to be shooting amateur underwater video in 1941 is...
Forum: All About Guns 10-14-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Muzzle repair advice - wood gun

I think you're on the right track. I would suggest using small diameter (#4 or#6) screws, as long as possible to be countersunk without going all the way through the gun. Use a pan head, not a...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 10-12-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,557
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Scuba incident/accident/Rescue via USCG Florida Middle Grounds 08/16/2018

I think you missed my point, which was: Have oxygen on board and administer it first! Fortunately, I haven't had to contact either DAN or the Coast Guard, so I will defer to your judgement there. I...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 10-12-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,557
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Scuba incident/accident/Rescue via USCG Florida Middle Grounds 08/16/2018

I think it's interesting that throughout the above discussions, no one has mentioned having oxygen on the boat. Does anyone carry oxygen for diving emergencies? We've been carrying 2 jumbo bottles...
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Teak Oil Finish for Mahogany?

Oil is usually used on naturally oily woods, but it will work on Mahogany as well. My suggestion, however, would be to use 100% Tung oil. Tung oil is from the Tung bush/ tree (go figure). Teak oil...
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 08-01-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,585
Posted By Wood Guy
Re: Help_Best solution to reconstitute screw holes?

Yup! I re-insert the screw when the epoxy is still soft, then just wipe off whatever squeezes out of the hole when the screw is tightened. The screw will be in pretty tight when you use this...
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