Custom Darts (by a new member)

Discussion in 'General Dart Talk' started by kennyg, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    BINGO! That’s it! Also found some brass rod that my dad used to use as pins in some of his woodworking projects. It’s 5/16 I think and about 25” long. PM me you mailing address and I’ll figure out a way to send. If you want it that is.
     
  2. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    WOW that would be great full length would be great but kind of expensive If you can hacksaw it 6" lengths you should be able to send USPS Small Flat Rate or check it may be cheaper 1st class. In the meantime I will work these up in steel. They should be about 23-24g and will tap for 2ba shafts and tips. When I get the brass I can either do the 2ba for conversions or press fit for fixed tips. We'll see how you like the weight and feel of the steel first the weight won't change much in the brass.
     
  3. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Hey what about copper? We have a scrap metal yard in town and although it sounds really funny a copper rod must have fallen off of a truck. I picked it up out of the middle of the street. Totally the truth! Sent this to Kenny as a PM but I couldn’t resist posting here too!
     
  4. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    For any of you wanting to design your own
    .Here's some trivia to figure weights
    90%tungsten 1mm longx8mm diameter=.75g for 6mm =.56g
    steel " " =.39g =.29g
    brass " " =.42g =.32g
    so a steel billet your 56mmx8mm = .39x56=21.8g after it was machined the design removed approximately 2g then the tip and flights and shaft added back about a gram. My scales only measure to the nearest gram so may be .5+_g. "
     
  5. Armstrong

    Armstrong New Member

    You can get billets at dutchmandarts@rcn.com>, Threaded 2BA one side and hole drilled for point on other side, whatever length and width u need. Around 16 to 17 dollars for a set.
     
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  6. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    Armstrong, Hi and thanks, are these brass or tungsten? I went to the website and don't see them listed. I'll drop them a line and see what happens thanks again.
     
  7. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    Well have been in contact with Jack at Dutchman darts wow what a nice person. This is a break through for me and any future work I'll be doing thanks again so much.
     
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  8. Armstrong

    Armstrong New Member

    Yes very nice people to deal with at Dutchman dart,I been having a Lathe for a few years now making darts for friends its just a hobby,
     
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