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Offline thereefgeek

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Big A$$ Ab Bars
« on: July 30, 2009, 05:57:56 PM »
Posted on another forum, but here it is again in case you don't frequent SpearBoard:

So, despite my better judgment (and the scorn of my lovely wife), due to continued demand I've started my next production run of the Big Bars.  After a couple months of jerking around with my water jet/machine shop, I've come up with a suitable design, and I just picked up the first run of 42 (20 available for now).  It was a decent investment in tooling and CNC programming, but I'm pretty pleased with the waterjet and milling results.





If you'd like one, PM me and let me know exactly (capital and lowercase leters, phone #, spearboard user name, etc.) how you want it to read, and if you want me to etch the words RIGHT or LEFT handed so it reads correctly when you hold it (I've actually made 8 out of the 50+ bars so far for left handed divers) and I'll let you know where to send the coin, and the e.t.a. on delivery (usually a few days at most).

Typical prices for up to 2 lines of text on the front: $50 shipped
example:
Name
Phone #
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Name &
screen name


Up to 2 lines of text on the front and 1 on the back: $55 shipped
example front:
Rich VanDusen
"thereefgeek"

back:
(916) 123-4567

Prices for pictures or graphics on a quote basis starting at $60 for picture only
example: Monterey Bay Tritons logo

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Offline thereefgeek

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 06:08:11 PM »
Here's a couple of the bars I've done on this recent run from the machine shop:





Louie's bar with his name and phone # (blurred, of course for the internet)


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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 07:47:08 PM »
Hey Ab hunters I would highly recommend buying one of these bars they perfrom great and kick ass. I have bought 5 of them for my self and family. When using them to pry a ab off it is like using a hot knife through butter, the Ab's come off easy as hell and they look awesome. I would have to say rich has created a real winner. Here is pic of one that hangs on my trophy wall.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 08:00:57 PM »
 Those are nice bars money is a little tight right now will they be available for a while? If so I will deffinately be getting one of these ;) ;D
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 08:43:49 PM »
rich rember devin wants one with "dmt" on it
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 09:54:20 AM »
DMT, or dmt?  Right or left handed?
Not a prob Phil.....

For some reason, the new bars retain the black oxide finish within the etchings better than the ones I was cutting by hand before.  Same 6061-T6 aluminum, but sheet stock now instead of 2" bar stock.  Oh well, I like it better 'cause it makes the etching "pop".  ;D
« Last Edit: July 31, 2009, 09:57:25 AM by thereefgeek »
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 05:18:16 PM »
DMT  left

phil
btw i will be at o cove on fri
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 01:22:13 PM »
hey rich,     how long are your ab bars?  would it be possible to make one about 24" long? i know legaly your aloud up to a 36" iron, and i found a tight spot in wich a longer iron would come in handy.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 09:03:51 PM »
hey rich,     how long are your ab bars?  would it be possible to make one about 24" long?

Mine are 16" tip to tail. 

After much exhaustive research and development, this is the number that I, and all my consultants have determined to be the absolute perfect length for every single abalone in California (on average, of course). ;)

Seriously though, if you look at that stack of aluminum in my first post (about 41 bars total, somewhere in the neighborhood of $1K for machine and waterjet), W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G.

[What You See Is What You Get]

Still want one?
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 12:31:31 AM »
Bad ass Rich! I have to have one! I'll send you a PM.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 08:34:18 PM »
 :D :D ;D ;D, I like the long winded acronym. I guess it does beat spelling all that shiot out!

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 10:45:44 PM »
Iam interested in one. Im new to the computer world tell me what pm means and send me an email where i could get a new bar. Do you have plans to make matching gauges, I may be interested in one of those also. thanks.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 08:42:30 AM »
Iam interested in one. Im new to the computer world tell me what pm means and send me an email where i could get a new bar. Do you have plans to make matching gauges, I may be interested in one of those also. thanks.
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PM stands for priviate message. all you do is click on the person name and you have the option of emailing them or pm'ing them.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 06:29:00 PM »
Some new bars:
(with the cell phone # smudged)


...for the Waterman's Alliance auction:


Peter Seideman's:


my buddy Phil that builds custom spearguns:



and after he "customized" it with his carbon/kevlar grip wrap:


Derek Reed's:



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Offline Tim C.

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2009, 08:44:10 PM »
I have to have at least one maybe more?  Did you get my pm?  If not, please pm me.
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