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#1 Turtle

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

First off, please let me give credit to 'BackyardBowyer' from youtube for this method.  Well done, and I really haven't changed

all that much from the way he shows it if any.


I find these so easy to make and they come out pretty uniform and perform well on my bamboo kabob skewers.


First off, you will need these items...

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Duct tape, pen, scissors, piece of your diameter blowgun or the pipe itself.


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Cut two rough squares of 2 1/2 inches.


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Next, you will need to fold the bottom edge as shown up leaving a bit to fold over and seal.


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Fold over flap being careful to fold the entire length right to the cones tip.


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This is what it should look like.


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Ok, this is what I found to be a bit tricky and this photo and the next show you proper placement of the second

outer piece of tape.  I found if I didn't hit the angle quite right I was left with a underside sticky seam showing

which of course you don't want.  Don't get to worried about it as there is leeway, try to get as close as you can.


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The underside view which may be a better show of how second piece needs to look.


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Fold the little outer flap over first, as shown.


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Now you want to begin rolling the outer layer over the inner. You don't want creases so go slow using your

index finger to complete.


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Just about done...


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Grab your piece of pipe, or blowgun now your ready to measure, cut and fine tune your cone.


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Insert cone in and push gently.


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Now your ready to run your pen, (ballpoint is good) around half of cone is sufficient.


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Pull it out and there it is.


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Now your ready for the cut along the blue line.


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There she be.  Now you will probably see it's got a peak on one side of the cone, trim it flush.


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Now, all that's needed is a bit of fine trimming to fit your bore and you should be off to locate

a dart and complete.


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Hope you found it helpful.  Cheers.



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#2 The Warrior

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

That works out nicely, thanks for sharing.

#3 NightKnight


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Good DIY!! Thanks for showing it!

#4 Turtle

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

My pleasure.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Very nice!!! Thank you!

#6 Lightgeoduck

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Love it! Thanks for taking the time to do this. LGD

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

Good post. As I was reading I remembered going to a friends house when i was in middle school. I made a tube the size of a co2 cartridge and a dart with a strait pin in the end. ( this will sound like we were not good friends) My friend was laying on his stomach watching tv in his basement. I shot him in the butt from the top of the stairs. I should have gotten my butt kicked for that.        But, back to your post. Some bright colored duct tape would be fun and easier to find darts.

#8 Turtle

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

Thanks again guys for your comments. :)


Yes, beanflip using say a yellow or orange color for the inside would make it look sharp and easier to find outside.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:12 AM

Thanks Turtle man!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Just did it. Works GREAT! More durable than paper cones with the moisture exposure after multiple shots. Great contribution to the forum..

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