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Clear Sleeves

Post by TheJuggler » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:00 am

Hi all,

Many have asked about clear sleeves, so over my break I had a shot a making a couple. I'm fairly happy with how they turned out. If you'd like to know more about how they were made, then have a look at my latest blog post where you'll see more images, and also one with a core in it.

http://puzzling-parts.thejuggler.net/?p=1921

I posted these on Facebook, and had a couple of people mention that they'd be interested in one. They take about 5 hours to make each, and including springs would probably be around $60 ... I initially thought $50, but that's without the springs.

If you're interested in me making more of these, then drop me a note, and depending on the interest, and Chris Pitt's OK, then I'll consider making some. No promises!
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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by Will » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:00 am

That's downright awesome Juggler!
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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by pcad » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:13 am

I'm in for at least one, maybe more than one. Nice work. While its nice to duplicate all the details of the V1 sleeve, I think the clearer the better. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by TheJuggler » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:43 am

I agree with you Peter. I made the duplicate to show what could be done, and to make something which would be a true clear revo sleeve. The completely smooth version is much better as a 'clear' sleeve, as everything is visible with it. Although I posted a picture with a maze in the replica, I cannot do the same for the smooth sleeve as it would certainly give too much away.
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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by TheWaddler » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:40 am

very nice Neil :D would definitely be interested in a couple (maybe one of each) ;)
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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by allardwza » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:43 am

Those look great Neil! ... and they'd make the dexterity bit on the Red SO much easier! ;)

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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by TheWaddler » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:54 am

allardwza wrote:Those look great Neil! ... and they'd make the dexterity bit on the Red SO much easier! ;)

allard
ahhhh, i never thought of that!!!! i shall finally get that "treasure" after all ;) :lol: :lol:
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Post by a-maze-ing » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:08 pm

That is a great novelty, especially as it fits perfectly.

I investigated buying acrylic tube for this purpose, but the tolerance on tubes is generally way too much to make it work as a real revo.
Does the material allow fitting a spring and pin? If so there would be no need to wait for the "cut-out sleeve" which we were expecting to see for sale from Revo HQ before Christmas...

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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by jsnbrtn » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:54 pm

Count me in for one of each.
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Re: Clear Sleeves

Post by Chyron » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:23 pm

How much do they weigh in comparison? How about friction? I think this would be a great way to introduce a friend to the idea behind them.
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