Tip of the week Suggestions:

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  1. twisterfencing

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    Give us some suggestions on what you want to see in this forum for your Suggestion of the week?

    Some ideas from me, then comment on some of your own.

    • How to correctly prep a epee blade for wiring
    • How to correctly prep a foil blade for wiring
    • How to tighten the bottom hat on a foil tip
    • How to solder a foil blade wire
    • How to get all those wires back into a clame shell on a body cord
    • How to correctly set a contact spring in a epee point

    You get the general idea. Looking for more ideas from you now.
    Please, please and please, none of the compare this product to that product. OK?

    We will gather up a bunch of ideas and run with them. Good?

    Your turn
     
  2. Purple Fencer

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    How to properly set the wire cup in epee.
    How to properly wrap a foil/epee body cord.
    How to fix a wire break in a body cord.
    How to properly reassemble a weapon after a rewire.
     
  3. jkormann

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    • How to balance a weapon. This could include setting a kant, adding weight. There are many parts variables, but from a high-viewpoint this could be useful.
    • Diagnosing intermittent epee / foil
     
  4. Inquartata

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    How to solder, full stop. I am going to have to reattach a body cord alligator clip, as it's currently held on by about 2 of the little wires and the insulation is cut open. Beautiful existing solder job on the clip, when I am through with it it will look like The Blob.
     
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  5. oiuyt

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    • Taping a foil.
    • Insulating a sabre guard.
    • Why is there a hole in my épée socket and how is it used?
    • Repairing a small tear in a uniform, glove, or lame.
    • Crunchy épée points: what causes this and how do I fix it?
    • General point maintenance for foil/épée.
    • Bell guards: dents, broken rivets, and corrosion, oh my!
    • Building a test meter (or other custom tools).
    • What are the differences between being an armorer for myself, a team/club/school, a tournament, a national tournament, and an international team? How do I learn the skills and what is the process for becoming each?
    • Flexibility-testing blades and use of the gabarit.
    • DIY (non-commercial) solutions for grounded strips: permanent installations and transportable options.
    • Bungee reels: installation, maintenance, and repair.

    B
     
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  6. Emfuser

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    The barrel?
     
  7. brtech

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    No, the hat. It's the crimp (I think technically it's a "swage", right Mergs?) that holds the body of the tip to the pin that the ring rotates around.

    Curing Leon Paul Disease
    How to properly test a weapon
     
  8. Chauffeur

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    Amen.
    Amen also to the balancing suggestion and all things bodycord.
    Perhaps "The teammate's/parent's guide to stripside weapon triage"
     
  9. Purple Fencer

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    Without needing an armorer at the Dan DeChaine level to do it for you!
     
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    What the yellow light on the scoring box means, why you should pay attention to it if it comes on consistently when you are hooked up, and what could be causing it.

    What the white light coming on in sabre means, why sabre fencers should pay attention to it, and what might cause it.

    How a sabre with a properly grounded socket and good body cord can be unable to register a valid touch on an opponent, what can cause it, and what to do about it.

    How to do a conductivity test on a lame, foil mask bib, and sabre mask before a tournament, what to look for, and what you can try to fix high resistance before buying a new one (including the bib-mesh interface on a LP X-Change mask).
     
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  11. twisterfencing

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    OK guys,
    Looks like a group of Armoer's got together and made up a list. I guess fencer's just don't want to know.

    Here is what I am reading from your posts
    • How to correctly prep a epee blade for wiring
    • How to correctly prep a foil blade for wiring
    • How to tighten the bottom hat on a foil tip
    • How to solder a foil blade wire
    • How to get all those wires back into a clame shell on a body cord
    • How to correctly set a contact spring in a epee point
    How to properly set the wire cup in epee.
    How to properly wrap a foil/epee body cord.
    How to fix a wire break in a body cord.
    How to properly reassemble a weapon after a rewire.
    How to balance a weapon.
    • Diagnosing intermittent epee / foil
      • Taping a foil.
      • Insulating a sabre guard.
      • Why is there a hole in my épée socket and how is it used?
      • Repairing a small tear in a uniform, glove, or lame.
      • Crunchy épée points: what causes this and how do I fix it?
      • General point maintenance for foil/épée.
      • Bell guards: dents, broken rivets, and corrosion, oh my!
      • Building a test meter (or other custom tools). - Not going to happen on this forum
      • What are the differences between being an armorer for myself, a team/club/school, a tournament, a national tournament, and an international team? How do I learn the skills and what is the process for becoming each?
      • Flexibility-testing blades and use of the gabarit.
      • DIY (non-commercial) solutions for grounded strips: permanent installations and transportable options.
      • Bungee reels: installation, maintenance, and repair.
      What the yellow light on the scoring box means, why you should pay attention to it if it comes on consistently when you are hooked up, and what could be causing it.

      What the white light coming on in sabre means, why sabre fencers should pay attention to it, and what might cause it.

      How a sabre with a properly grounded socket and good body cord can be unable to register a valid touch on an opponent, what can cause it, and what to do about it.

      How to do a conductivity test on a lame, foil mask bib, and sabre mask before a tournament, what to look for, and what you can try to fix high resistance before buying a new one (including the bib-mesh interface on a LP X-Change mask).

    Not a bad start,
    OK, somethings that are listed, will never happen. Building a bungee system or building a test box, Hmmmmm, too many questions, too many things that are subject to each person's level of understanding basic electronics. Good questions, just would be hard to deliver.

    Now, we just need to figure out on the early list who/whom is going to take on each one. Any takers??
    Calling on Armorer's

    For the complex ones that are going to require a video, I have all that here. Sometimes it is just easier to do a video, upload it to youtube and let the video do all the work instead of typing away. Even though I use Dragonfly, I still hate typing. Example: how to tape a foil. know that I do it my way, I am sure you do it yours, a video will only show only one way, so we/us that are doing these, need to be reminded to keep the criticism to a minimum, good?
     
  12. Purple Fencer

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    Well....that's what people like you, me, Brian, etc are for!

    I'll take the following for now:

    How to properly set the wire cup in epee.
    How to properly wrap a foil/epee body cord.
    How to properly reassemble a weapon after a rewire.
    Taping a foil.

    Do you want it in text or video, if possible?
     
  13. twisterfencing

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    Your call on text or video, its your show.
    Just ask yourself a question, have I covered the who, what, when, where and how questions and if so, your good to go.
    Some of the topics you list, you most likely can or should use a video, your call, like how to reassemble a weapon, they/fencer should see it, rather than attempt to write it. Again, your call.

     
  14. Purple Fencer

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    Gotcha....will probably start working on it after the weekend...need to find a way to mount my iPhone so I can work AND shoot...probably by some sort of selfie-stick.
     
  15. brtech

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    I'll do soldering a clip, lame material test, how to be an armorer and building a test box.

    Purp, if you are doing "how to wrap a body cord", I want it to be the half, half, overhand knot version that is acceptable to hand to control without undoing. I've considered asking ETC to "heavily encourage" that method to move the line faster.
     
  16. twisterfencing

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    Good deal
    Building a test box, that one is gonna be fun!:) About as much fun as getting a tooth pulled. You must have some serious patience.
    You got it,
    Soldering a clip
    Lame material test
    How to become/how to be an Armorer - do me a favor on this one, show both sides: weapon control and weapon repair. I get asked all the time, "you an Armorer"? They do not see me screaming "next" so it is assumed?

    Thanks


     
  17. EldRick

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    And when you are done documenting all these things, you'll have a copy of Mergs "The Care and Feeding...".
     
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  18. twisterfencing

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    Really?
    You OK with what we are doing?

    Mergs: since your name is being brought up, you OK with this as well?

     
  19. K O'N

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    A bungee reel system is easy. Give me a week or two lead time before you want it and I'll write something up for you and take some pictures.
     
  20. Purple Fencer

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    That IS the way I was going to show...it's how I wrap my own inventory cords after making them.
     

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