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Old 29-04-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Liberator bracelet - a build and a question

I've decided to make one or three Liberator teleport bracelets and would like some advice.

I'm quite happy to post my full build details including measurements and graphic blueprints etc once I have them worked out to my satisfaction.

My question is this: I have the appropriate EMA tubing but the outer band does not seem deep enough. the tubes appear to only come in one thickness (a shade under 2mm thick) but I thought the top of the button is supposed to be more-or-less flush with the top of the outer band?

Are you supposed to layer two lots of the larger diameter pipe for the outer band or is there a thicker version of the pipe available?


I've included a couple of pictures to show what I mean (temporarily held together with double sided tape.)

Chamfering the edges seems to go some way to making them look thicker than they are but I have a feeling I'm missing something.







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Old 29-04-2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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I thought I'd heard somewhere that EMA now do their tubes with thinner walls than they did when Blakes 7 was being made.
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Old 29-04-2017, 07:42 PM   #3
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I thought it might be the type of plastic I chose but the alternative is even thinner.
looking at their website, the butyrate plastic pipe seems to be 1.6 mm thick (half the difference between the outer and inner diameter) whereas the ABS plastic (which I bought) is 1.95mm
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Old 30-04-2017, 09:54 AM   #4
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EMA tubing used to be in two wall thicknesses - up to a certain tube diameter size, the wall thickness was about 2mm. Above that, the wall thickness was about 3mm.

This changed about two years ago, now the walls of ALL tubing is the thinner size.

I asked EMA about it, it's purely a cost-cutting exercise by their suppliers.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #5
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Well, damn. That's... unfortunate
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