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Offline s111887

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Homemade copperhead
« on: May 05, 2010, 12:31:51 pm »
Hi.
I'm from Italy, here there is very few aidclimbing and this makeit really expensive.  As example a copperhead cost about 7$..

I know that many of you guys make copperhead by your own. So I tought I can try too.

Could you explain me how to do a homemade copper and alluminumhead?

Thanks

Bye
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Offline Chad

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Re: Homemade copperhead
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 01:36:52 pm »
There were some really good articles about making copperheads. I can't recall if they were on this site, Supertopo's website or rockclimbing.com. The author of the article is Bryan Law, who also goes by the names of MINERALS and COPPERHEAD. If I can find it again, I will post a link.

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Re: Homemade copperhead
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 02:00:00 pm »
thankYuo very much!!!



sure I gonna try and let you know..


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Re: Homemade copperhead
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 09:11:39 pm »
Make sure to use a "go/no-go" guage to check the swages.  Very important.  Some friends and I made some using a cheap swager and none of them passed the check.  We tested a few of them out at a local crag and they all failed way too easily.  Either borrow a professional swager or make friends with someone who can do them properly. 

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Re: Homemade copperhead
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2010, 10:34:17 pm »
Miwuk-

What type o swager did you use?  Nicopress table top?

Or the red handled home depot jobs?

I have tested the ones I made with the home depot handle style, without a go gauge.  Everyone of em held down to the #3.

Used a buddies Nico for the small guys...

I would be interested in buying an industrial rig, or a nice table top with the full range of sizes.

Mucci


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Re: Homemade copperhead
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 09:45:34 am »
It was the Home depot special.  Adjusted it through its full range with the set screws with no luck on any size.  To make sure the gauge was legit, I checked my Yates heads and they passed, obviously.

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Re: Homemade copperhead
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 06:27:30 pm »
All the guys I know that either make their own heads, for themselves or the market, use a niccopress. Hey, it's GOTTA work, right?
My .02. Good luck, broMan.