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05-28-2011, 04:37 AM
Being new to this,i thaught i would try posting a pic. My first project was a slapper,As i couldnt find a car spring i looked around the shed and found a worn out chainsaw bar so used that.Its not as heavy as a car spring but seems to work ok. maybe of use to someone looking for alternative to car springs. sorry unable to post picture as i have no security token whatever that means?
That should make a good light slapper, think I'll do the same with an old bar I have.
Before anyone puts a lot of work into cutting up a chainsaw bar, though, check the construction. Stihl bars, for example, at least the three I have, are made of three thin pieces spot welded together.
06-07-2011, 05:11 AM
I saw a video by a guy from New Zealand who used an old bastard file reshaped.
said it worked a treat and left small mrkings on the metal to show you where you had hit the metal.
06-07-2011, 06:53 PM
just about any chunk of metal can be made to work, files are good, 1/4" or thicker will work. Here are some I have, most I made others came in swap meet boxes of goodies.
the handles give you different striking angles, if you work on old cars you will know what I mean, you can't move the whole car but you can change slappers. A bar of lead works to for moving metal if you have some handy.
Good luck! tt;)
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