PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
Posted:Im going to make a set of fire staffs, first time ive done it so im a bit clueless.

im going to use aliminium tubing, 20mm diameter and 3mm wall thickness, but most suppliers around me only have 1.6mm wall thickness, will this be ok? or is it too thin? confused


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Mine are 1.5mm wall and i love em. Thing about having a thinner wall is its easier to bend. That means that when you do bend it - and you will - its easier to bend back.

Its much harder with a thicker wall.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:i love 17mm for delicate finger manipulations,
anything over 29mm is too big for my fingers.
feel what is right, and take it!!
(paying for it too is good.)


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Dragon7
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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)
Member Since: 17th Oct 2003
Total posts: 625
Posted:I like 22mm dai but i can live with 25 wink

Its best to make some for yourself to test before you sell anything. biggrin thats what i keep telling myself anyway wink


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marco
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Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:
All the fire staffs I make are 1.5-2.00mm wall thickness 25mm marine grade duralimin, I use this stuff for semi and full contact fire staff combat, as well as teaching basic staff, never bent one yet.

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PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
Posted:Thank you all for the tips. i'll go for the 1.6mm seems like it'll be fine.
I was looking for some 3mm thick but noone had any it was only 1.6, that just seemed too thin cause the staff i have at the moment is 3mm.
These are gonna be for myself, i dont think i would trust myself selling anything tongue
thx again!!


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:duralimin

gotta get me some of that, can you bend it? on purpose i mean. in a curve?


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:smile

I searched for duralimin on google and hop was the first hit

Look!

The search function has come full circle. Is HOP the center of the netaverse?

Does anybody know where i could get some duralimin

I wonder did they cut off the last few letters to stop countries argueing about the extra 'i'.


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marco
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Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:Yep, you can bend duralimin, i'm just having several sets of s shaped six foot staffs bent, it helps if you have access to a tube forming machine bender, what ever you want to call it, find a helpful small engineering firm, I would say watch your radius(s) though, tube and wall thickness will tend to dictate cold form bend radius

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Shu
Shu

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Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:generally my 3ft staff is a 500mm length of 16mm beech (hardwood NOT pine) dowel rod with 100mm shaved (narrowed) on each end to accomodate a 300mm length of 16mm aluminium tubing forced over the shaved ends.



a 6ft staff uses the same principle with approximately double all the lengths, but instead of 16mm dowel and aluminium, i use 19mm.



i pretty much use the same concept for swords as well!



EDIT:

okay to answer the actual question... the aluminium (both 19 and 16 mm) is of a 1.2mm wall!



Works just fine!



EDTI:

I'll try post some pics next week!

EDITED_BY: Shu (1114695579)


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:i am bender, please insert girder!

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Dunc
Dunc

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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:*applies lube....inserts girder* wink

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