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New home defense setup

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MarkSBG, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For the longest time I have kept my HD pistol in a drawer by my bed. This worked well enough. When I had kids a few years later, I added a kid lock that uses a magnet to unlock the drawer. (No it won't keep a criminal out, but it will keep a 5 year old out.)

    I finally added a custom cut foam pad that keeps the various items from sliding around. I bought the foam online and made a jig setup that uses electricity to heat a wire that cuts the foam.

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  2. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    very nice i like it... I bet you have more then one use for those cuffs tho hu:)
     
  3. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    was it hard to make? I might be in the market for one you're interested in making them commercially..
     
  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mine works on the same concept, but I wanted it to have capacity to do deeper cuts and I wanted to control the angle of the cut. I looked at some of the hand held versions, but I didn't think I could ensure the cut angle was constant.

    here is a pic of my setup:
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    Also, I used a dimmer switch to control the heat of the element to make sure I could cut easily, but not burn it.

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  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The cutter took some time to build. Also, I made a pencil jig that allows you to trace patterns of irregular shaped objects.

    Using the cutter to trace out the cut out pattern was relatively simple. This is the first thing I attempted and I am pretty happy with how it came out.

    If anyone is interested, I could post more pictures of the cutter and jig for you to make your own.
     
  7. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    I would like to make one for cutting rifle case liners,,,,,,thats a great idea you came up with. did you start each cut from a hole or work in from edge?
     
  8. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I think that looks good. I would add cut outs near the grip so your hand can get around the grip of the gun quickly. Just food for thought
     
  9. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't show very well, but the gun isn't completely flush of the foam pad. It picks out of there pretty easy, although adding finger holes would be pretty easy...
     
  10. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I started from a hole made with a razor.
     
  11. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of the first scenes from Resident Evil... :)
     
  12. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    Cool set up! Id add an old but charged cell phone for quick 911 calls too.
     
  13. itgoesboom

    itgoesboom Hillsboro Member

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    Pretty slick, and a nice little setup.

    Not to be rude, but I do have to question the cuffs though. I mean, I don't think I would want to go hands on with a person in my house.
     
  14. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    Those aren't for bad guys... those are what we call marital aids, he built a matching set for the other drawers for the ball gag and riding crop. :bluelaugh:
     
  15. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    Very professional. :thumbup:
     
  16. Chick Holsters

    Chick Holsters WA Member

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    That's awesome :thumbup:
     
  17. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    Lol but hey I keep cuffs for intruders. I'm not going to kill someone unless my life is threatened. Anyway there's a thread for that. Very nice and clean job! I'm inspired now. Where did u get the foam?
     
  18. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, here's what it looks like now:

     
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    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  20. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    I found that an electric carving knife works well on foam rubber, but my wife hates it when I use hers.