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Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:36 pm

There is a thread on a Corvette forum I read that members use to post their DIY projects. They run from mods for their 'Vette to DIY tools and maintenance equipment. It's a great thread so I'd like to see if we can get one going here. The theme is for DIY stuff that others can use.

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Postby RPB » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:42 pm

I know this isn't what you mean probably, but :mrgreen:

You know that old Folgers can, and you need target practice?
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a slice of floating pool noodle glued to the lid after a trip to the range and you have ...
my DIY Minnow bucket
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Just kidding, I drilled the holes :biggrinjester:
Now, I bet you probably meant gun related ... "rlol"
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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:44 pm

Just to kick things off, here's a photo of a simple pistol/revolver rack I made from pegboard. It's a heavy pegboard using 1/4" dowel rod cut to an appropriate length to hold the gun. Each end of the pegboard has an L bracket to hold it up when no guns are on it. The L bracket wouldn't be necessary once you have a gun on either end, but I used them anyway.

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Postby puma guy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:52 pm

Great Idea Mr. Cotton. Is it permissible to make requests for project plans?
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:52 pm

puma guy wrote:Great Idea Mr. Cotton. Is it permissible to make requests for project plans?

You bet it is.

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Postby CWOOD » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:13 pm

You might try this 120 lumen LED light for the shotgun. Only $28.23 at Sam's Club. Has the mounting bracket and two tail caps. One cap has coil cord with momentary-on pressure pad and the other has a push button on/off. Mounting bracket also has a weaver mount for even MORE stuff.

I set mine up with the on/off switch but kept the parts. Comes with 1 123 battery.

Fairly tight beam and bright white. You could probably use the hot spot of the beam for your sight.

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Postby Carry-a-Kimber » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:28 pm

I don't have a picture of it but I made an AR-15 lower receiver vice block out of an old AR-15 mag and a 6" piece of 1x2. Just gut a metal 30rd magazine (I used an old $9 surplus mag), and hammer a 1x2 into the mag from the bottom almost all the way to the feed lips. Insert the magazine as usual into the mag well and clamp the magazine into a vice. It works just as good as a $40 polymer vice block for a fraction of the price.

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Postby Jumping Frog » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:29 pm

Well, I just posted my new reloading bench over here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53375

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Postby Nano » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:28 pm

This applies only to you who have a Beretta Nano. I, like most folks, have spare keys around that I have long since forgotten what they were used for. I selected one to make a decocker, slide removal tool for my Nano. The Nano has a decocker button, shown at the point of the tool, that is used to deactivate the trigger when pushed. The tool will also turn the cam 1/4 turn to allow the slide to be removed. I can use the tool while it is still on my key ring. It is very simple but handy.
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Postby 74novaman » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:15 pm

Jumping Frog wrote:Well, I just posted my new reloading bench over here: http://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=53375

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I read that post...awesome! You do very nice work sir. :tiphat:
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Postby uthornsfan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:00 pm

I made a collapsible target holder out of some 2x4's and 2x6 and used 4x4's on wire to make swinging targets. When upright its about 7.5 feet tall but broken down its short enough to fit in my 5.5 foot long F150 bed.

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Postby Tireshred » Tue May 22, 2012 10:43 am

I use this in my backyard for practice, it's a GAMO MTS1000, the first gun is a Beeman Vulcan .177 & the second is a Henry with Super Colibri .22 shorts. It keeps my skills up when I only have a few minutes. Click on the picture to see the video. I have great neighbors :lol:

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Tue May 22, 2012 8:28 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Just to kick things off, here's a photo of a simple pistol/revolver rack I made from pegboard. It's a heavy pegboard using 1/4" dowel rod cut to an appropriate length to hold the gun. Each end of the pegboard has an L bracket to hold it up when no guns are on it. The L bracket wouldn't be necessary once you have a gun on either end, but I used them anyway.

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If that picture was taken in the Cotton home, shouldn't ALL handguns on the pegboard
be of the 1911 persuasion? :-)

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Skipper5 » Sun May 27, 2012 6:01 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Just to kick things off, here's a photo of a simple pistol/revolver rack I made from pegboard. It's a heavy pegboard using 1/4" dowel rod cut to an appropriate length to hold the gun. Each end of the pegboard has an L bracket to hold it up when no guns are on it. The L bracket wouldn't be necessary once you have a gun on either end, but I used them anyway.

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