Anyways, I noticed on the bottom of the Clippard valve there is a post in the center. That post makes it to where the bottom isn't going to lay flat. I know a way I can cast copies of the valve and make them flat on the bottom but I'm kinda thinking to cast it as is and here is why:
- I feel like drilling a hole for the center post can help provide extra stability when it is installed on the proton gun. Of course you dont want the hole to be too big or else it defeats the purpose but if it was barely snugged in there along with having the two screws that hold it in place, I think it can be golden! I learned from making my first wand that not EVERYTHING needs epoxy, lol. I wish I didn't epoxy AND screw down my 3D printed one on the wand because now that I have a REAL valve I can see not everything should be 3D printed either
Anyways, what are your thoughts on this idea? Flat or cast it as is?
There will be some more Smooth-On Mold Star silicone arriving at my doorstep today so I wanted a good opinion from the community before I get going.