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Guide Making Custom Thumbscrews

Discussion in 'Modding' started by mattthegamer463, 7 Feb 2007.

  1. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Disclaimer; I totally ripped off the guide on metkumods with their idea of making custom thumbscrews and using dice for them, but I found this one at school today and remembered the mod and just had to try it myself.

    Tools needed:

    - Drill
    - Strong adhesive (epoxy or superglue)
    - Clamp or vice grip

    Items needed for mod:

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    ^ Object to mount screw into (in this case a dice) and a standard case screw.

    Step 1:

    Place object in a vice or just hold it if you can.

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    Step 2:

    Drill shallow hole into the item. I got the idea of using the 1 dotted side of the dice because then theres a perfect hole in the middle so your hole will be smack in the middle, and theres no surrounding holes to partially drill out.

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    Fits perfectly!

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    Step 3:

    Put glue into the hole and put in the end of the screw, clamp in place until the glue dries.

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    All done!

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    Works!

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    Doing this is a great and cheap way to make custom or novelty thumbscrews. Its also so simple and straightforward that writing a guide is almost redundant. Enjoy!

    EDIT: Ripped off article here: MetkuMods- Theme Screws
     
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  2. bamboo

    bamboo New Member

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    Look very nice, mattthegamer463. :thumb:
     
  3. hellas91

    hellas91 New Member

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    Looks very nice!

    Simply but nice mod!
     
  4. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    Cool! Never thought of that! Nice One!
     
  5. calib3r

    calib3r New Member

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    I have to try that some day.
     
  6. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom New Member

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    Step 1) put a hole in the dice
    Step 2) put your junk in the dice
    Step 3)make her open the dice install dice on computer

    :cooldude:
     
  7. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Glad everyone likes it :)
     
  8. Rage.

    Rage. New Member

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    ROFL this is funny. i find it commical to put a dice on a screw on your case haha. unless your case is a boardgame, i dont think it would be very good however it is a novel idea. i can use this for other things =D
    ta
     
  9. IAmATeaf

    IAmATeaf Member

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    Thanks to this guide I can now have a dice on my PC to go with my hanging dice in my car :)

    Seriously, nice and easy guide and I was surprised by how the end result turned out.
     
  10. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    actually this can also be ued to make round generic thumbscrews, by using a lathe, grinder, or drill press to rotate the screw shaft and sand down the dice (the color of which is chosen previously); and you have an instant colored plastic thumbscrew.

    mix with dice of theme color for best effect.

    for those with a lathe this can be used to create some awesome designer thumbscrews.
     
  11. morris8809

    morris8809 Member

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    i made some of these for my white and blue themed case and they are friggin sweet. Although i did strip out one of the screw holes cuz i over tightened it... Any body know of an easy fix for this?
     
  12. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    go to a hardware shop and get a thread tap and a new screw for the tap thread size.

    the hole will be slightly larger (so will the screw size, but when it's on it shouldn't be noticable.

    to avoid trying to put the new screw somwhere else if you disassemble the case, try and get a colored screw.
     
  13. Buzzons

    Buzzons Active Member

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    ** its a die ** :p (plural is dice)
     
  14. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Yes I was aware at the time but the word die can be confusing to the lesser educated ranks of society. Its similar to the debate of aluminium vs aluminum, and even though we all know we are wrong, we still like our way.

     
  15. cr3ativ3

    cr3ativ3 New Member

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    nice guide, quite simple, but usefull to those who want their own "touch" in their mod :rock:

    as i saw above written, i'll try that soon too! :)


    regards
     
  16. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh New Member

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    That's awesome and cudos to bt staff for runnin' through the forums for us!
     
  17. Xlixen

    Xlixen New Member

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    Nice guide ;)
    Might try it myself :)
     
  18. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    this is pretty freak'n cool! thanks!
     
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