Wrist Blade Gauntlet (functional)

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MasterAnubis

Sr Member
my god, they turned out f*?king fabulous dude, well done
Thanks

Wow...That looks amazing, just need to paint it up
Are you gonna be making and selling these?
Well... It is painted. It started life out as black plastic. I'm blaming the lighting for the colors not coming out stronger. The aluminum doesn't like the flash and I was real light on the accents. I was worried that I was going to over do it. I'm still considering adding more black accents and highlights.

Thanks :rolleyes: I'm not yet intending to sell anything. I'm really happy people like it. My goal is to inspire as I have been.


I have updated my last post (#19) with the video links..

Thanks to everyone following this. ;) Time to start on something else.
 

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Naasad Tal

Well-Known Member
GREAT WORK MAN!!!

You've really done it now...EVERYONE is gonna keep buggin you till you start cranking these things out...BTW the way I assume mine got lost in the mail :p

again great work man the gaunt looks baddASS

Chris
 

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Demascus

New Member
They may not retract but they have all the rest of the functionality covered. They not only work, they look fairly well made and comfortable. No complaints here those are absolutely awesome! Inspiring work...I just wish I totally understood how it worked so I could do it myself. *L*
 

MasterAnubis

Sr Member
wow....

Thank you all! ;)

With such a great responce, I guess I will just have to look into making more. I'll have to see what I can come up with . It would be nice to see my creations out and about.

You know, I still have the other gauntlet to make too. :p At this rate I may just consider dual blade gauntlets.
 

carlart

New Member
Finally someone has created a simple, inexpensive and practical gauntlet blade mechanism. Hat's off to you. Any chance you could post up a schematic with material call outs on how to build one of these?
 

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MasterAnubis

Sr Member
Well done sir
Thanks!

Finally someone has created a simple, inexpensive and practical gauntlet blade mechanism. Hat's off to you. Any chance you could post up a schematic with material call outs on how to build one of these?
Sure thing, I'll draw something up today. This is scalable. My original proof of concept was my kids version:
http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?showtopic=15423
The smaller version breakdown should help visualize it.
 

MasterAnubis

Sr Member
Finally someone has created a simple, inexpensive and practical gauntlet blade mechanism. Hat's off to you. Any chance you could post up a schematic with material call outs on how to build one of these?
bladeGauntletBreakdown.jpg

The main tube and blades are made from 1/8" ABS. The blades are two pieces laminated together to eliminate the hair cell from showing.

Most of this wasn't really measured, it was cut to fit.
The blade assembly is 1-5/8"W x 2"H
The I.D. of the launch tube is 1-7/8"W and 2-1/8"H
The tubes length is now 11.5"
The blade length is just shy of 15"
So the overall length when retracted it 15"
Extended it's 23.25"
-So it has a 8.25" stroke-

The top cover was rounded over for looks and the blade block was rounded to match it. The U shape cutout was so that it could go another 1/4" further out and I add a second catch on the front because of this.

Because of the way I folded the plastic it radiased a little more than I inteded and therefore I had to have more space either on top or on the sides. I left it on the sides. This allows for free unbound movement. I added small things I'm calling guide spacers that take up the wobble when fully extended. They aren't need when retracted because of the rubber band tension.

The two issues I've been trying to minimize are the binding on the rubberband and the rubberband herniating forward. With loose tolerances the binding is gone and I have the rubberband tethered to the middle near the screw to minimize the herniation.

Does that awnser your questions on this, or where you looking for screw sizes and stuff?

bladeGauntletBreakdown.jpg
 

MasterAnubis

Sr Member
Very nice design if you don't mind I will you the scaled down one for my little guy's suit.
No prob. The kids version I made was also made of 1/8" ABS. I really like ABS, it just takes more heat to shape. I'm planning on remaking the kids version in Sintra to see if the softer plastic will work. Sintra is much easier to work and carve.
 

Ei luj

New Member
bladeGauntletBreakdown.jpg


The two issues I've been trying to minimize are the binding on the rubberband and the rubberband herniating forward. With loose tolerances the binding is gone and I have the rubberband tethered to the middle near the screw to minimize the herniation.

Does that awnser your questions on this, or where you looking for screw sizes and stuff?

MasterAnubis,

In regards to rubberband herniation, how would it be different if a spring were used instead of the rubber band?

Thats what I have in mine (no catch yet, good job on yours )

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Ei'luj

bladeGauntletBreakdown.jpg
 

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