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DIY shooter rod want end ideas

Discussion in 'Projects & Mods' started by BMHouze, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

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    Looked at a few threads on this.
    Appears to be not all that hard if you have the right tools.
    Or the right friends with the right tools.

    Now just a matter of finding items to drill out to make into shooter rods.

    Looking for some ideas for items to drill out for my 2 pins

    Aerosmith:
    Dice, cigarette lighter, rat head, jack in the box head.

    Heavy Metal:
    Mini Green billiard ball with # drilled out (Loc Nar), claw holding green gem (ebay?), B 17 coin/chip, zombie head.

    Could use a few ideas.

    Best to get a few, weird shapes can be hard to drill.
     
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    make sure the shapes you use do not have an up or down , big headed figures tend to not stay straight upright , and always turn
     
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    I have heard that is an issue with the Aerosmith Stern 'Jacky' rod.

    Large caliber bullet casing for HM...
     
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    do you have shooter rods , to glue into figures ?
     
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    I have done a few myself, but I prefer a round-ish knob vs. something that is irregular. I either drill the end of the rod to accept a threaded bolt or put threads on the end of the rod and screw the knob on. Much easier than it sounds.
     
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    I had not thought of that yet.
    Great input so far.

    Not getting card bumped every hour is nice.
     
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