I'll just like to reiterate what everyone else has already said...great work! And great documentation too. I love the progress pics.
HAHA, the first one of these I put together here was a nightmare because the photos did get out of order. So it is an elaborate process of having to name each photo by number before uploading to photobucket and then uploading the entire series at the same time. Then in photobucket, viewing the group of photos all on the same page (if possible) and having them listed from newest to oldest. I really try to not take any photos if there isn't anything new to see or if it isn't obvious to me what is going on in the photo. Sometimes that is successful, sometimes it is not.I just wonder . . . whilest working on these projects do you carry a hardhat with a webcam on ... so that when you blink your eyes you take an instant work in progress picture? Then add a quick verbal comment, so as to remember what that picture stands for when writing these elaborate tutorials :lol
Thanks Chris. This particular repair actually was more difficult in the documentation process because the JB Weld Steel Stik is actually a bit less stable looking at first than what it seems in the photos. While mixing the compound with my gloved fingers, it still stuck to the gloves a bit like the way you would think toothpaste that had been sitting out of the tube for 4 or 5 hours would. As the compound began curing for the first few minutes, it became slightly more solid but even then traces were left on the glove. So anytime I tried to move or reposition the grenade I'd get the JB Weld on the grenade in places where I didn't want it. This also happened with my phone (camera)...this is where the "5 pair of gloves were used" comment came from. There was a lot of changing gloves going on in the middle of this. And a lot of cleaning of the frag cubes to get the unintentional "fingerprints" of JB Weld off of them.Seriously, when I'm working on something I'm covered in dirt, glue, chemicals, metal filings, sweat, and not even thinking about a camera. Very nice job documenting everything. I think the next thing we'll see from you is a time-lapse video with cuts to real time audio for explanations.
Thanks matty matt. I really appreciate that. I am really digging your Denix Mauser accurizing thread. I wasn't kidding; your thread and work within it is making me want to get a Denix now. I actually really like the silvery look you've got on it right now from the filing. It looks real sweet.I'll just like to reiterate what everyone else has already said...great work! And great documentation too. I love the progress pics.
Luke the Belter, thanks for the kind words.Great step by step as everybody mentioned before
I would've never thought of something like the paperclip to give the weld some more hold.
Don't even know why it worked that way. Any guess or explanation?
And I would've never had the guts to cut this grove in the grenade
HAHA! Ben, I was just writing about the rebar in my comment to Luke the Belter at the same time!The more I look at the paper clip photos, the more I'm reminded of rebar used in the construction industry. I think the JB weld acted as concrete and the paper clip acted as the reinforcing rebar.
Again, well done.
I'm the lucky guy Mugatu sold that grenade to and I have to say it's still holding up very well. I've taken the saber apart and put it back together many times and it hasn't given a centimeter or crumbled a bit. The clamp bites down on the JB weld like it was the original steel.
I was just going to say you'd have to ask Panaflex. That super dark and rich patina came naturally. I have not had any dealings with blueing before.
Thanks for the info, Scott!I've blued JBweld before and it works pretty well. Gets very close
Thanks for answering, man. And I'm glad the repair work is still holding strong. That grenade looks great in your build, my friend.I'm the lucky guy Mugatu sold that grenade to and I have to say it's still holding up very well. I've taken the saber apart and put it back together many times and it hasn't given a centimeter or crumbled a bit. The clamp bites down on the JB weld like it was the original steel.
A rock solid job and a classic repair thread.
Alberto, no problem, and I meant it. Man, you and I go all the way back to the beginning of my collecting days!Hey Mugatu, How could have I misseed this thread!!!:facepalm
Just wanted to say You're welcome!!
Thank You for the kind words on the first message!
Alberto, I believe I am making some slight progress on a new contact for boosters. I will keep you (and a few others) postedLOL!! I still have an extra grenade in my hands, but no trace of a booster yet!!
I just need the booster in order to have a complete one!!!cry
Keep me updated on the extra parts You want to get rid of, I've seen a lot of staff that You already sold and I was in need of!!:angel
Thanks, Danny! That means a lot to me, man.One of my all time favorite threads!
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